In an article covering the webinar Zapproved held discussing the Fourth Annual Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey, compliance e-discovery experts stress the importance of uniformity and best practices with legal holds in the face of compliance requests.
Author: Ricci Dipshan, Legaltech News
Most legal professionals execute legal holds manually, despite perceptions of lower risk and higher confidence when using automated hold processes, according to Zapproved’s Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark survey of 457 attorneys, legal staff, record managers and non-legal staff responsible for legal holds.
The number of respondents using automated software for legal holds was at 46.2 percent in 2016, up from 36.2 percent in 2013, while 52.5 percent used manual processes, down from 57.2 percent in 2013. An additional 1.4 percent relied on verbal legal holds.
Former U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Ronald Hedges and Mary Mack, executive director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) discussed the findings of the survey and shared their expert insights.
For a full view along with each panelists comments, check out the entire article originally posted on Legaltech News for ideas on best practices and areas of opportunity for process improvement.
“With Legal Holds, Manual Processes Reign, But Confidence Rests in Automation” on Legaltech News.