By Level Legal
Did you manage to attend Relativity Fest this year? If not, don’t fret. We’ve got a recap for you based on insights from our three in-house experts who attended. Representing Level Legal at the event — and also provided their contributions to this post — were Project Manager Vinny Liu, Senior Review Manager Monika Luczak, and eDiscovery Analyst Jackie Wallach. They attended the event with specific goals and not only met them but surpassed them in their pursuit to enhance the Level Legal customer experience. For those unfamiliar, Relativity Fest is an annual conference hosted by Relativity and connects legal professionals, technologists, and industry leaders to hear about the latest trends, advancements, and best practices in eDiscovery.
Demos That Impressed at Fest
The list of product and application demos was long, and some of the standouts included:
- Relativity aiR.
- Milyli’s Standalone PII Application
- Relativity Translate and AI Translate by LSI.
- Opus 2’s case management tool.
- Relativity Review Center.
- PI Detect and Privilege Detect.
- And many more like the Short Message Data End-to-End Workflow and AI for Review + Investigations.
The Next Big Things
A few products and applications we believe will continue to help eDiscovery are:
- Relativity aiR: Touted as the game-changer in the coming months, the previews of the product could be promising to law firms that have already tested it but it is still too early to tell.
- Short Message Data End-to-End Workflow: A potential revolution in how short message review is handled, streamlining the process on both the review and processing data fronts.
- PI Detect and Privilege Detect: AI-driven tools for PII/Priv identification and learning.
Product Enhancements on the Horizon
With both Relativity Server and RelativityOne about to receive a series of enhancements, the future looks promising. A few anticipated features included frozen columns and rotating native documents in the viewer for Relativity Server and huge sentiment analysis improvements and predictive coding with a high precision level in RelativityOne.
Observations from the Ground
Liu noticed more attention given to Relativity server this year, different from past Fests which heavily focused on RelativityOne. The more balanced approach was evident. Another highlight for Liu was the Merchant booth concept, turning engagements into points redeemable for merchandise.
On the other hand, Luczak enjoyed the direct interaction with the people behind Relativity. Speaking to the creators and developers of the software offered knowledge beyond regular usage. Discussing platform nuances directly with those who helped sculpt it was just the cherry on top.
In terms of networking, reconnecting with old colleagues and current customers not only brought back memories but also fostered the relationship with those connections. The event may have scaled back on entertainment, but the content value appeared richer this year.
It’s a Wrap
Relativity Fest 2023 overall was a great experience, offering more than just insights into products and applications. The potential for growth, the direct feedback loop with developers, and the networking opportunities were delightful. At Level Legal, we look forward to leveraging our learnings and the soon-to-be-released tools to serve our customers better. The future of eDiscovery looks promising, and we are excited to be part of the journey.
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