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May 9, 2021

2021 E-Discovery Trends and Predictions - The National Law Review

By Lianna E. Donovan

It’s no secret that, over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay home and conduct more of our lives online: business dinners were replaced by Zoom meetings, groceries were ordered and arranged for contactless delivery through apps, doctor visits took a backseat to telehealth appointments, and remote learning resulted in school kids staring at their teachers through screens instead of in classrooms.  Like everyone else, e-discovery professionals had to rapidly adapt to the changes brought on by the pandemic, including transitioning to remote work arrangements and keeping up with shifting litigation priorities and demands.  The question we’re faced with now is: how much of 2020 is here to stay and what’s next in 2021?