More lawyers are leveraging remote e-discovery solutions, with a few even developing proprietary software themselves. But highly sensitive and regulated data means remote tools won’t completely replace in-person collection. 

To be sure, while COVID-19 quarantines make remote access a safer alternative for most, the pandemic isn’t the catalyst for the transition to remote e-discovery. E-discovery lawyers note remote e-discovery was being leveraged by law firms years before as a cost-efficient alternative to in-person data collection. 

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