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Are Lawyers Being Replaced by Machines? New Video from SFL Data Explains Technology-Assisted Review, Search Strategy for Defensible e-Discovery Workflow


“Inside SFL Data: Anatomy of a Forward-Thinking Search and Consulting Team” YouTube Video for Corporate Legal Departments, Law Firms Demonstrates Consultative Approach to Electronic Discovery Automated Review

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

SFL Data's new video for corporate legal departments and law firms dispels the myth that lawyers are being replaced by automated e-discovery review systems. The video also offers an overview of the search and consulting practices that make SFL Data's managed e-discovery service efficient. In “Inside SFL Data: Anatomy of a Forward-Thinking Search and Consulting Team,” Vice President of Product Strategy and Consulting Sonya L. Sigler explains how the company:

  • Develops a customized, consultative search and review strategy
  • Minimizes the amount of electronic data clients need to review
  • Employs experts to manage technology-assisted review (TAR)
  • Issues a full defensibility report detailing a repeatable workflow

“Lawyers are still an essential part of technology-assisted review because they have the case knowledge needed to train the system and make important decisions about data. Once TAR is employed, it gives lawyers the freedom to focus on practicing law as opposed to reviewing documents,” said Sigler.

The value of using TAR in litigation may be measured in reduced time and cost, as well as greater defensibility and risk mitigation. Since 2009, SFL Data has offered automated review technologies to clients as part of its consultative approach to electronic discovery.

“SFL Data's search and consulting team truly cares about our clients' outcomes. Everyone on the team is either a lawyer or a linguist, which makes them incredibly detail-oriented subject matter experts,” Sigler continued.

Anatomy of a Forward-Thinking Search and Consulting Team” is the second in a series of “Inside SFL Data” videos about the company's leadership and industry expertise. The first video, “Inside SFL Data: Anatomy of a Quality-Driven Operations Team,” released in December 2012, demonstrates how proprietary quality control processes and reporting/tracking mechanisms prevent litigation errors. In addition to being available on YouTube, all videos will be posted on the company's Video Library webpage.

About SFL Data
SFL Data is the first e-discovery service provider to deliver a fixed-price managed service that enables Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world class e-discovery function without building it internally. Using an e-discovery managed service can reduce litigation costs by more than 50 percent and achieve better control, visibility, and defensible results. SFL Data's clients include Oracle, VMware, Facebook and Autodesk, as well as more than 100 Am Law 250 law firms. Founded in 1998, SFL Data is a privately held company based in San Francisco. More information is available at 415-392-2900 or at

Nuala Coogan, SFL Data: nuala(at)sfldata(dot)com, 415-321-8279
Vanessa Bradford, c3PR: vanessa(at)c3pr(dot)com, 209-505-3690

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