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On the Merits: Showcasing the People Using Data for the Greater Good

Mary Rechtoris

Data is powerful. Our society is driven by it. For e-discovery professionals, this is nothing new. Data is our bread and butter. Some write about it, others analyze it, and a handful of us organize it.

But have you ever thought about the power that data holds? People are using the understanding it brings to improve—if not completely transform—the lives of others. They are enacting justice in the world. And they begin by taking an investigatory look into piles of data.

As storytellers in the legal tech space, we want to socialize these narratives.

They’re stories of an e-discovery attorney talking on the phone for hours with a custodian about their case well beyond the 5:00 p.m. mark, to make sure they capture every detail of their perspective just right.

They’re stories of a public health official heading back to her hometown to analyze the impact a major health crisis has had on her community, and ways to mitigate that risk for future generations.

These stories have had a profound impact on real people. They need to be told, and they need to be shared. That’s where we come in.

This is a new way of storytelling. This is “On the Merits.”

Our first On the Merits films will premiere at Relativity Fest this October. Don’t miss your chance to see these stories and learn directly from the folks involved. Here’s a peek at one of the documentaries we’ll screen for attendees.

We can’t wait to showcase the impact that the Relativity community is having on social justice in communities across geographies. If you have a story to share, let us know.

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Mary Rechtoris is a senior producer on the brand team at Relativity, where she's always collaborating and looking for new ways to develop and socialize stories.