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Active Learning for Luddites


  • The long-standing disconnect between legal and tech
  • The Active Learning glossary
  • How does Active Learning work?
  • The benefits of Active Learning
  • When Active Learning is suitable
  • FAQs

The long-standing disconnect between legal and tech

The legal sector hasn’t always maintained the greatest relationship with technology. 

The Luddite lawyer, struggling to adapt to the latest innovations, is more than just an amusing stereotype — it’s a well-documented reality. 

Tools and technologies that have been at the centre of the conversation for several years can still exclude the most capable legal executives. Here at Altlaw, one thing which has repeatedly puzzled our partners and clients is Active Learning.

Lawyers' inability to wrap their heads around Active Learning (or TAR — Technology Assisted Review) has been a trend in eDiscovery for many years.

The legal sector is already one of the most demanding industries, even without the added pressure to understand the ins and outs of complex technologies.

With that in mind, we thought we’d create this guide to offer a helping hand. We’ll run through everything you need to know about Active Learning — what it is, how it works, when to use it and why you shouldn’t overlook its value. 

So, let’s begin your journey to become an Active Learning aficionado.