When Is Using Predictive Coding the Ideal Choice?
It is safe to assume that at this point most litigators are familiar with the term predictive coding. It is touted as a cure for most of what ails the discovery process and excoriated as a symptom of legal commoditization. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. When used under the right circumstances, it can genuinely improve the quality of document review and significantly reduce costs. To realize those benefits, however, it is important to understand what predictive coding can and cannot achieve, and to understand when and how to use it in any particular case.