October 16, 2020 Release: Processed uploading for all uploaders, Testimony in Depositions, Cellebrite collection support, inverse and whole-page redactions, and more!

Expected US release: 16 October 2020

Expected AU, CA, EU, and UK release: 23 October 2020

This release adds several exciting new features to all parts of the Everlaw platform! First, an improved version of our processed upload tool is now available to all users. Second, you’ll also be able to extract testimony from Depositions and use those specific quotes as objects throughout Storybuilder. Third, you’ll now be able to view text messages in an intuitive format on the platform with Cellebrite support. Fourth, you are now able to create inverse and whole-page redactions. Finally, there are Predictive Coding speed improvements that will make it even faster to leverage time savings. Read on to find out more about the features coming out this month! 



Processed uploading for all uploaders

You’ll now be able to upload processed documents directly if you’re on a complete project and have database upload permissions. This means that if you can access native uploads, you can access processed uploads as well. It’s now even easier to support your own data and access the full capabilities of the platform! 

If you were already doing processed uploads, you will also notice a re-design aimed at making the upload process more approachable and user-friendly. 


In addition to supporting Google Chrome, you can now do processed uploads using Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. To learn more about uploading processed data using Everlaw, read our article.

Testimony in Depositions

You can now create testimony from your transcripts in Depositions and reference it within Storybuilder overall. For example, you can pull testimony from a deposition into your brief for a future deposition. You’ll also be able to apply Story labels to the Testimony that you highlight. When you’ve elevated transcript text to Testimony, it’ll be visible and manageable on your Timeline view as well. 


If you’re working on a document outside of Everlaw, you can easily copy-paste your transcript text, followed by its citation. Citations will automatically reference the line and page number range of your selected text! 


Transcript exporting functionality has greatly improved in this release too! You can export the full transcript and/or the highlighted text, include or exclude Notes and Story Details, and filter by specific labels applied to highlights.


To learn more about Testimony in Depositions, read this article as well as other Storybuilder articles in the Knowledge base.

Cellebrite Collection Support

Everlaw now supports the ingestion of Cellebrite UFED exports as native uploads using zipped Cellebrite upload folders with the Cellebrite report in XML format. Alternatively, you can upload a UFDR file in lieu of the zipped export folder. 

Everlaw’s processing of these Cellebrite export files includes the rendering of its short message data (specifically iMessage, SMS, MMS, and WhatsApp) to display like it does on your device. 


You’ll also be able to see searchable metadata unique to chat conversations, like its Chat Contributors and start/end dates. For more information on uploading Cellebrite data, read our article.

Inverse and whole-page redactions

You can now redact entire pages or documents, then click and drag to un-redact, or “inverse redact,” small sections of the page. Simply click “Inverse redact” on the dropdown next to the redaction icon or use the keyboard shortcut “e.” Once you’re in inverse redaction mode, you can draw inverse redactions the same way you would draw a regular redaction. Instead of redacting the drawn box, Everlaw will redact everything else on the page.


As with regular redactions, you can apply redaction stamps to inverse redactions if they’ve been enabled in Project Settings. 

If you want to redact many pages of a long document, you can select “Redact pages” in the redaction dropdown menu and select a page range you’d like to redact. All of the selected pages will be completely redacted. 


On production, inverse and full-page redactions will be burned into the document. To read more about inverse and whole-page redactions, check out our article

Predictive Coding speed improvements

In this release, we’re including architectural changes that speed up predictive coding model updates! Essentially, updates to predictive coding models will move through much shorter queue lines than they did before.

You can learn more about predictive coding in this section of the Knowledge Base.

Advanced Bates Search Improvements 

You can now edit Advanced Bates searches after running them. To see this, open the Advanced Search dialog from the Bates/Control search term.

From here, just like before, you can choose to paste in Bates/Control numbers or upload a text file of Bates numbers. Clicking "Search" will take you to a search report, but you can now click "Back" and edit your search entries! To read more about searching long lists of Bates, read our article.

Better Visibility into Email Threading Status

When databases are in the process of email rethreading, you will now be notified in relevant places across Everlaw that email threads may be incomplete. These notifications include the option to opt in to an email that is sent upon rethreading completion. You can also turn off these notifications completely in the Account Settings page, and if you're a Project Admin, you can see the Statuses page under Project Settings to see the status of threading. Read about the Statuses page to learn more.

Import “All Text” Term in Search Term Report

When importing a large number of searches into a Search Term Report, you can now choose to search across all text fields instead of just document content or a single metadata field. Now, in the dialog that appears after selecting “Import multiple search terms” on a Search Term Report, you can select “All text fields” under search settings.

[Project Admin Only] Import Storybuilder Review Work

You can now import archived Timeline review work into each project. To do so, export a CSV containing review work product from their project, which includes Storybuilder information. Then, navigate to the "Codes" section of Project Settings. Read about importing review work in our article.

Updated Document Deletion and Export Task Information

To help make billing more transparent, you will now be able to view consolidated details about their deletions and exports (i.e task start time, end time, duration, and data size deleted/exported). View this information by clicking “See details” on the bottom of document deletion or export cards in the Batches & Export column on the homepage.


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