More Info About the 2021 State of the Industry Report: eDiscovery Trends

In case you missed it, I released the inaugural State of the Industry Report (sponsored by EDRM) about the state of the eDiscovery industry with a ten-question survey of 183 legal industry professionals as well as quotes from 20 different thought leaders* (which I covered in Tuesday’s blog post).  In addition to a few Executive Summary items I covered in that post, here are a couple more resources with info about the report and my observations about it.

Earlier today, Rhys Dipshan of Legaltech® News published an article titled E-Discovery’s 2021 Expectations: Restructurings, Consolidations and Continuing Education Gaps with a handful of additional stats and trends about which he interviewed me for the article, so feel free to check that out!  One clarification I have is regarding the two paragraphs related to expected increased use of AI technology in eDiscovery – those numbers reflect respondents who predicted it to be the biggest eDiscovery trend in 2021, not those who expect it to have a bigger role in 2021.  I’m sure higher percentages of software/service providers, consultancy and law firm respondents expect it to be a bigger trend in 2021, even if not necessarily the biggest trend of 2021.  Nonetheless, thanks to Rhys, Zach Warren and ALM Media for covering the report and the interview!

Ronny Kenens of Zylab also covered the report in a LinkedIn post and actually published (with permission) the Biggest eDiscovery Trends of 2021 graph included in the report, which provides a great example of the type of information available in the report.  That was one of eight trends covered and all were broken down by law firm, software/service provider and consultancy respondent groups to illustrate differences, as well as all eight also included thought leader observations.  Thanks, Ronny, and thanks to everyone else who promoted the report via social media and other avenues!


And, finally, thanks (once again) to EDRM, who not only also sponsored/promoted the report, but also issued a press release about it here!

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So, what do you think?  Are you surprised by any of the survey results you’ve seen?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

*Observations expressed in this report by thought leaders are their own and do not represent views of their employers, clients or partners.


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