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The E-Discovery Identity Crisis

Legaltech news

January 04, 2021



The race to stay competitive in the e-discovery market is testing the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm—and how much disruption attorneys will tolerate.

NEW YORK January 4, 2021 — For many law firms, it’s been decades since e-discovery transformed from an afterthought into a full-fledged practice area. But even today, some are still unsure of their place in the e-discovery marketplace.

After all, it’s not just law firms and legal tech companies serving corporate clients’ e-discovery needs anymore. There’s also alternative legal service providers, which strive to be a holistic combination of their two counterparts. Corporate clients, too, have become more sophisticated and demanding: Modern legal departments know how much technology has evolved, and how prices should reflect that. They understand the risks of e-discovery done poorly, and how to do more of it themselves. And they know it’s a buyer’s market out there.

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