Technology-assisted review (TAR) is now so widely used in e-discovery and so widely accepted by judges that one federal magistrate-judge recently declared it to be “black letter law.” But it was only three years earlier when that same judge, Andrew J. Peck, issued the first decision ever to approve the use of TAR. And it has been just five years since the terms “TAR” and “predictive coding” first began to filter into the legal profession’s vernacular.

So, how did TAR take root among lawyers? And how did it become so widespread so quickly?

That is the topic of an article I wrote together with Thomas C. Gricks III, a former e-discovery litigator who is now director, professional services, at Catalyst. The article was recently published by the ABA’s Law Technology Today. Find it here: A Brief History of Technology Assisted Review

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.