Legal Covid-19

Supporting Business Continuity as Coronavirus Impacts the Legal Sector

Business continuity planning is designed to mitigate the challenges that occur when business functions are impacted due to unexpected or unforeseen events. For law firms and legal departments, business continuity interruptions, in high-data and process-heavy practices like eDiscovery, investigations, and international arbitration, can significantly restrict their support for their clients' legal and regulatory requirements — as well as their own contractual business obligations. Recent unexpected and unforeseen events that impact health and welfare, economic restrictions on travel and in person meetings, and cybersecurity events, have a direct impact on these practices' business continuity. These events will have a significant impact on the ability of organizations to meet legal document review obligations in a secure, safe and timely manner.
There are generally three ways law firms and legal departments can maintain their business continuity around eDiscovery, and their related practices—specifically legal document review. These include:
  • Remote review
  • On-premise review
  • Hybrid on-premise and remote review
Collectively these provide the appropriate balance of safety, security, effectiveness and economic value. Documents can now be securely reviewed by virtual teams operating from remote locations preserving the eDiscovery business continuity.

SDL’s solution for multilingual eDiscovery securely connects our award-winning neural machine translation solution, SDL Machine Translation, to Relativity® and RelativityOne, the leading eDiscovery platform solutions, for case management. Legal and eDiscovery professionals are able to leverage automatic translation directly, or add a more sophisticated workflow, by taking advantage of the additional capabilities of SDL MultiTrans®, a Translation Management System (TMS). Using this solution, legal professionals and internal investigators can understand, navigate and classify foreign language documents quickly, regardless of location, within a secure cloud environment. By tying their business practices through SDL MultiTrans, clients have access to the secure supply chain solution stack provided by SDL; combining industry-leading neural MT with SDL TMS and translation productivity tools, allowing your translators and reviewers to work together, remotely, while gaining efficiencies across costs, speed and quality of work.

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