New Senior eDiscovery Project Manager Joins Legal Eagle with Extensive Relativity Knowledge


Legal Eagle is pleased to introduce Chris Arellano as our new Senior eDiscovery Project Manager. Chris is an experienced eDiscovery professional with over 20 years of experience processing and analyzing data for corporations and law firms throughout the United States.


Chris has extensive experience working with various eDiscovery tools such as Relativity, CloudNine, ESI Analyst, Nuix, Law Pre-Discovery, among others. He has all-encompassing knowledge of the data collection and recovery process (Collection, Early Case Assessment, Review, and Production). More specifically, Chris has an expert level knowledge in the use of the popular eDiscovery tool, Relativity.


Relativity is one of the country’s leading eDiscovery review software platforms. Relativity can streamline any legal practices document review and production. With all encompassing integrated capabilities, Relativity allows you to review data right away, see communications in context, and find and protect sensitive data. The tools within Relativity that allow you to accomplish these goals are near duplicate analysis, technology assisted review, and early case assessment.


Near Duplicate Analysis in Review


“Relativity can identify textually similar documents to assist in and speed up the review process. Near duplicate analysis is best suited for grouping documents which can then be batched for review based on the similarity or used to create new document sets for further analysis. The goal is for reviewers to have the ability to see similar documents at the same time based on their textual similarity.” (“Using near duplicate analysis in review,” Relativity Website.)


Technology Assisted Review (TAR)


Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is the process of having eDiscovery software classify documents based on input from subject matter expert reviewers to speed up the organization and prioritization of the document collection. The software will tag the total documents based on what it learned from the samples produced by the expert.


The newest version of TAR is an active learning process known as TAR 2.0. This process is a form of supervised machine learning that uses search engine and relevance rankings to select documents for review and tagging to predict tags for other documents in the database. The more documents you review, the more accurate the results. This process will continue until relevant documents are no longer found.


Early Case Assessment or Early Content Analysis (ECA)


Early Case Assessment (ECA) allow legal teams to review data earlier to help determine the estimated cost and risk of the case. This early evaluation is a competitive advantage for legal teams because it will allow for the development of a litigation strategy and discovery plan sooner in the litigation process. Additionally, legal teams are provided with a 90-day window to analyze their data in Relativity’s ECA tool. This provides ample time to dissect data without the pressure of monthly hosting charges. Ultimately, less data goes to review which reduces the long-term hosting charges.


Relativity is just one of the many tools available to Legal Eagle’s eDiscovery team. Each tool has its own advantages and Legal Eagle’s staff is there to guide toward the right tool for the size of data in your case, ultimately saving you money and time.


Do you want to learn more about what the eDiscovery process entails and how Legal Eagle can help you? Please feel free to contact Chris Arellano at carellano@legaleagleinc.com or Adam Shirley at ashirley@legaleagleinc.com at any time concerning your eDiscovery questions and matters.


“Using near duplicate analysis in review.” Relativity, 25 August 2022, https://help.relativity.com/RelativityOne/Content/Relativity/Analytics/Using_near_duplicate_analysis_in_review.htm


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