Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners - Document collection, review and production

The collection, review and production of electronic documents can be one of the most costly and time-consuming phases of arbitration, particularly where there is a vast number of potentially relevant electronic documents to review. Advances in software engineering and machine learning may render the processes of collection, review and production of e-documents more efficient and cost effective.

The technologies presented in this chapter are organised into the following three categories: document review platforms, software/AI applications for document review and specialised vendors for document review.

Disclaimer: Due to the very nature and dynamics of the subject of this guide, the examples should not be considered exhaustive, and merely represent a sample of the potential applications available. There are numerous other vendors that provide similar services and products to the ones described, and the presence of any particular vendor or product in this guide does not reflect any qualitative judgment about the suitability or capability of that vendor or product. The goal is to periodically update and edit the guide to reflect new technological advances, and add new or delete obsolete, applications, programs or vendors. The IBA Arb40 Subcommittee does not endorse or recommend any particular technology, vendor, software or program listed below, nor can it vouch for the security, cost or appropriateness of any of the listed technology, which must be assessed by practitioners on a case-by-case basis. The descriptions of particular programs, software and vendors were not provided by the vendors themselves, and the IBA Arb40 Subcommittee takes no responsibility for errors in those descriptions. All technology should be thoroughly explored and vetted by the arbitration practitioner prior to use.