The New York In-House Counsel Meetup is having another free and interesting event on April 26, 2012 in New York City – this time it focuses on predictive coding. Did we mention free soft drinks, CLE and a wine and cheese reception afterwards? Also included – as well as the opportunity to network with like-minded counsel based in your area. Here is a little more about the presentation:
Can a machine act intelligently? For decades, this open question has confounded scientists and lay people alike. But with recent technological advancements, the questions now are: can you train a computer to review your discovery documents? And is reliance on the computer’s coding legally defensible?
Alan Winchester, Esq. of Harris Beach PLLC takes us on a fascinating tour through the world of predictive coding, statistical modeling, and recent case law on electronic discovery. His initial focus will be on the recently decided Moore v. Publicis Group decision, where Magistrate Judge Gregory Peck of the Southern District of New York opined that computer assisted review is an acceptable way to search for documents. This decision has profound implications: using predictive coding technology, law firms can use computers to prioritize documents by subject matter and responsiveness, and significantly decrease the amount of time reviewers spend coding documents.
Less time reviewing, more time analyzing, more dollars saved. But blind reliance on the statistical engine within the review software can lead to precarious situations. Alan goes beyond the case law. He teaches us how to create a defensible set of seed documents for training the review tool, so that the predictive coding engine produces statistically accurate results.
Yes, you can train your computer.
The program is eligible for one and a half (1 1/2) hours of New York Professional Practice CLE credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Complimentary soft drinks will be available, and the firm will host a wine and cheese reception for attendees immediately following the presentation.
Our presenter, Alan Winchester, Esq., is a frequent speaker on electronic discovery and document management issues and a member of the Harris Beach PLLC firm. As a member of the firm, he is a leader of the e-info Electronic Information Counseling and Management Team, which provides comprehensive document management services for both transactional and litigation scenarios.
If you are not already a member, join the New York In-House Counsel Meetup Group and sign up for the presentation today.
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