eDiscovery Tools a Must to Lighten Law Firms’ Litigation Loads

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eDiscovery Tools a Must to Lighten Law Firms’ Litigation Loads
Litigation services have exploded in recent years, and the cost of litigation is also on the rise. Organizations
and law firms are trying their best to reduce costs and at the same time get optimal results. The technologies
and tools used during litigation are starting to congregate with the technology used in knowledge
management systems.
Traditional methods that were used were more of a hindrance than a help, as attorneys were unable to supply
relevant evidence on time, had to build case strategies without fully understanding the case and got key
evidence sometimes too late in the process, which inevitably had a negative impact on the case. Not only
that, early case assessments were a challenge and often not very effective. eDiscovery has made life much
simpler for law firms and attorneys.
eDiscovery is a process wherein data can be searched, located, culled and secured in no time and can be used
as evidence for any type of legal case. Recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
ensure that the assessment and handling of electronically stored information happens early in the litigation
process.
Effective eDiscovery solutions with flexible, assimilating features ease the burden of ediscovery on law firms
and assist attorneys in working more efficiently. eDiscovery tools bring about a reduction in unnecessary costs
and time spent on eDiscovery. It helps in the identification, searching, collection, culling and filtering of
unnecessary data and the facilitation of early case assessment. As a result, attorneys are able to focus on
developing a case strategy to present a stronger case for their clients.
An effective eDiscovery tool could add great value to any law firm by:
• Providing deep insight into the case by rapidly analyzing large volumes of data
• Saving time by reducing review time
• Culling or removing unwanted information
• Improving cost effectiveness
• Providing accurate results to clients
• Providing full transparency and lifecycle reporting
Law firms without dedicated litigation support resources can now leverage the power of eD
iscovery tools that
can operate independently or integrate with existing lit
igation support systems.
Know more about:
· Electronic data discovery.
· Legal ediscovery.