Take any promising entrepreneurial idea and you can surely find a group of lawyers who will tell you why it will never work. That’s the nature of practicing law; identifying risk. I would argue, however, that the best lawyers not only identify risk, but they talk about how to manage it. After all, a nuclear bomb could land on your home tomorrow; but that doesn’t mean it makes sense to move underground.
A technique used by many litigators to sift through documents has some serious limititations. Will software of the future be able to get us out the mess that is being caused by EDD (electronic data discovery)? Or is human labor still required to get it right?