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4 reasons to automate the public records act and FOIA requests process

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | June 13, 2019
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Exemptions, rules and timelines can vary depending on whether you are considering federal, state or local FOIA or Public Information Disclosures requests. The biggest part of the high level legal and IT response process however, is similar. For all agencies, automation of the process creates…

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Maybe We Should Stop Calling It “Hosting”

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | June 12, 2019
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In my foray in the legal solutions space, I’ve noticed that the industry seems comfortable lumping quite a lot into the term “hosting” as it relates to eDiscovery solutions.  Now that the trend is shifting from on-premises discovery tools installed either at the end-users site or at their legal…

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It's official: government research shows technology improves the public disclosure process

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | June 6, 2019
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There’s been a concerted effort in recent years to improve the processes federal government agencies use to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records requests. Government agencies such as the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) and the Department of Justice have researched…

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4 Ways eDiscovery technology can make your firm more sucessful

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | June 4, 2019
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For a long time small and mid-size U.S. law firms did not use eDiscovery platforms in-house. For years, they’ve been priced out of the tech market by the need for large, upfront capital expenditures to buy the necessary software and hardware. They’ve also lacked the time for the extensive training…

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How Johnson County tackled their public disclosure burden

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | May 30, 2019
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As with many large local governments, Johnson County, Kansas, struggled with a growing number of open records requests and increasing quantities of disparate data. They wanted an automated solution that allowed them to collect and review all of their network data, from Office365, network shares and…

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Reviewing half a million documents in just two hours

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | May 28, 2019
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One of the key highlights of our recently introduced ZyLAB ONE 5.0 is the Assisted Review option that helps reviewers to quickly find relevant/responsive documents.

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Redaction done right

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | May 23, 2019
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Disclosing information requested under the Freedom of Information Act or state open records laws is already a tricky business. The use of improper redaction techniques now makes it incredibly risky, too.  Agency personnel struggle to find the perfect balance between the public’s right to…

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Lawyers can be more competitive

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | May 21, 2019
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Every lawyer needs an effective way to review, sort, cull and search to find the relevant data in their clients’ cases. Properly employed technology protects their margins and gives lawyers the competitive edge they need.

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Communications advance faster than transparency regulations

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | May 16, 2019
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Ours is a mobile society that relies on instant, convenient communications. And it is profoundly affecting the ability of government agencies to timely respond to FOIA and public records requests (PRRs). The digital communications that make up today’s public records and the mobile devices they are…

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