About CTRL

About CTRL

CTRL is an industry forum dedicated to advancing the discussion on the use of technology and analytics in the practice of law. CTRL aims to collect case law and develop legal resources for practitioners engaging in technology-assisted review.

CTRL was born out of the idea that practical guidance and open source collaboration have been missing from the eDiscovery space. The time has come for “the rest of us” to discover better solutions through collaboration and active dialog. We have assembled some of the best minds in the eDiscovery space to create and develop resources on the use of technology in practice. We are constantly seeking more perspectives to contribute to the change needed in the industry.

CTRL believes that through the open exchange of information and best practices, we can improve the practice of law with technology. Our resources are available for public consumption and comment, and we hope that you will react to the ideas offered by this group. CTRL is meant to provide a laboratory for practical experimentation in the hopes of discovering new and better solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does CTRL do? CTRL develops legal resources and scholarship designed to support technology-based initiatives with practical guidance. CTRL contributes to the legal industry in three primary ways: (1) reference and resource material; (2) practice guides and templates; and (3) seminar and networking events. We want to serve as an idea farm and incubator for new ideas related to improvements in the discovery process. We are striving to put smart people in the room (virtual or real) together and see what happens.
  2. What is the case law wiki? CTRL has created the world’s most complete database of predictive coding opinions in an open-source wiki that is maintained by volunteer research attorneys. All predictive coding opinions are available for download in PDF form and practitioners can use the wiki as a research platform to learn more about jurisdictions, judges, and trends.
  3. What is the model stipulation re predictive coding? The model stipulation is a predictive coding protocol template that was developed by CTRL attorney-members that any legal practitioner can use and modify for their practice. It provides a ready-form that attorneys can use to clarify the terms of technology-assisted review.
  4. What are the guidelines? The guidelines are a collection of predictive coding law research findings and best practices that addresses many of the contemporary issues that lawyers and judges have raised.
  5. Who should get involved in contributing to the CTRL initiative? CTRL is open to any legal professional with technology-assisted review experience. We are looking for intelligent people who have a “get stuff done” type of attitude and believe that great ideas occur when we work together and share ideas. Our site and our meetings are designed to be an experiment in legal solution design.
  6. Why CTRL? To some extent we are standing on the shoulders of giants as we begin our efforts. CTRL is different in that it is the first organization committed to an entirely open source model in the development of practice solutions. Our goal is not to supplant any other organization in existence today, but rather to offer a supplement to those groups. Our goal is to take the brightest minds and let them work together to build practical solutions.
  7. Are there sponsorship opportunities for organizations and law firms? CTRL seeks sponsors to help facilitate collaboration, contribute to research initiatives, and keep the lights on this website. If you would like to sponsor CTRL click here. You can find a list of our sponsors here.