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The Inevitable Reinvention of the e-Discovery Industry

Electronic discovery professionals should consider a future where their current skills no longer merit the salaries they are accustomed to commanding. The current talents and knowledge bases that allow for professional leverage or vertical mobility in today's e-discovery job market still have, and will always have, immense value to their employers. However, the growing reality is that employers will not need ' or be able ' to compensate the professional population with premiums in salary.

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Electronic discovery professionals should consider a future where their current skills no longer merit the salaries they are accustomed to commanding. The current talents and knowledge bases that allow for professional leverage or vertical mobility in today’s e-discovery job market still have, and will always have, immense value to their employers. However, the growing reality for a large constituency of emerging and veteran e-discovery professionals is that employers will not need ‘ or be able ‘ to compensate the professional population with premiums in salary to maintain their human capital, whether they are growing organically or replacing from attrition. For individuals in e-discovery with a “show me the money” mentality about their career or for veterans looking for stability (perhaps positioning for retirement at their current or next and final employer), the ability to reinvent yourself and redefine your expertise as something more valuable and less commoditized is no longer a luxury; it is a requirement.

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