Take That, Outsourcing!

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DreamShake
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Take That, Outsourcing!

Postby DreamShake » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:26 am

Looks like Watson & Co. aren't satisfied with humanity's Ken Jennings offering. They want more...Goodbye, doc review and the billable hours you created.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/scien ... =2&_r=1&hp

The New York Times wrote:He estimated that the shift from manual document discovery to e-discovery would lead to a manpower reduction in which one lawyer would suffice for work that once required 500 and that the newest generation of software, which can detect duplicates and find clusters of important documents on a particular topic, could cut the head count by another 50 percent.

bhan87
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Re: Take That, Outsourcing!

Postby bhan87 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:46 am

This is terrible news for Cooley grads

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TTH
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Re: Take That, Outsourcing!

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:09 am

bhan87 wrote:This is terrible news for Cooley grads


Fixed that for you. Don't think because you go to a T1 (or T14 for that matter), you aren't going to doc review. In the good old days, there was plenty of doc review/due dilligence work to help young associates who didn't have anything else to do make their billables.

With that gone, firms can hire a lot fewer associates. Sure, the people who get the jobs may get to do more interesting things earlier, but the math is getting worse for everyone.

but hey, you're probably a special flower that's going to Summa at a YHS, amirite?




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