By now, we’re all counting down the hours until we can shut off our computers and start listening for sleigh bells.  While we know you don’t want coal in your stocking, you might want a little bit of TAR.  TAR – which stands for technology assisted review – refers to the tools that legal teams can use to make the eDiscovery process both more time and cost efficient.  Though these tools have been around for a few years now, they’re becoming increasingly important in the preparation of matters as firms look to contain costs and as proportionality

Here are some of our most popular posts on TAR for you to read – and share – once you’re settled by the tree with a cup of eggnog.

  • How is technology reshaping the legal landscape? The short answer is quickly and constantly.  Just as one set of rules gets updated, there are challenges waiting in the wings.  This piece takes stock of the impact of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that came into effect earlier this month and examines precedent established by cases that were tried in New Mexico and Oregon.  You can catch up on those cases here.


  • One of the things you’ll notice is that the field of technology assisted review has its own lexicon. One of the things we’ve heard from the legal community is that these terms are often poorly explained, or laden with jargon.  We asked one of our experts, Bruce Fein, to take some of the most common terms and explain them as simply as possible.  You can find his first five essential terms here and an extended discussion of two key terms here.


  • So, now you’ve got your bearings, under what circumstances would you use TAR? In this article our editorial team takes a look at some recent literature on the conditions under which TAR is put to good use in privilege review.  Want to read more? The full article is here.


From all of us at The Chronicle of eDiscovery we wish you the happiest of holidays!

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