While litigators have come to accept that e-discovery platforms are necessary for large-scale matters, there is still a trend to avoid their use if possible. Litigation is expensive, and discovery can easily be one of the more costly phases. However, with technological advances, attorneys are no longer beholden to unapproachable, inflexible, and expensive vendors and platforms. While these types of platforms still exist, several efficient platforms are now available to streamline the process, making the technology more accessible to lawyers on all matters (regardless of size) with any budget.

When one thinks of e-discovery, lawyers often picture a complicated program, requiring teams of lawyers internally and program specialists externally to execute complex processes. The interface can seem unapproachable and not intuitive, and it can take hours, if not days, to execute an action (e.g., ingest documents, set up review batches, or run productions). But these programs, which are still predominant in the industry, are not the only options.