New feature reduces friction in eDiscovery for law firms and legal teams
Cloud-based eDiscovery software company Everlaw is launching a new redaction capability for audio and video files. The enhancement will help legal teams easily redact A/V evidence without the need for third-party software, bringing together redaction, transcription and translation capabilities into one single environment on Everlaw’s platform.
With the global shift to video meetings during the pandemic, the amount of discoverable A/V evidence has exploded. Recent Everlaw data revealed a 250 percent increase in A/V files transcribed on its platform, jumping from 35 million in 2020 to 133 million the following year. However, most eDiscovery providers require costly A/V add-ons that disrupt existing review and redaction workflows. Everlaw offers customers a more unified experience, not only providing transcription of A/V files, but also A/V file redaction directly on the platform.
“A/V files have become pervasive in eDiscovery,” said Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar. “Major business decisions are now made in meetings held over Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet or other video conferencing software, so it’s essential that legal professionals have a way to review and redact evidence from those platforms. Given Everlaw is a cloud-native platform with monthly releases, we can quickly address customer needs keeping pace with market trends, like the soaring amount of A/V evidence.”
The new feature is an integrated part of the Everlaw platform. Customers can redact from the A/V files by marking “start” and “stop” sections of the file or directly selecting text from the transcript. From there, users can edit, delete and preview the redactions. These enhancements reduce friction in eDiscovery, simplifying the process of mining through A/V data and allowing customers to investigate with speed, security and ease-of-use.
Based in Oakland, California, Everlaw offers advanced eDiscovery software to help law firms and in-house legal teams more efficiently solve the challenges of discovery and investigations.