It may be a slight exaggeration to claim e-Discovery could ever really be easy. The tremendous amount of information created and stored electronically makes complying with rules of discovery in civil litigation a challenge. And that is never easy. But avoiding court sanctions and penalties for non-compliance — not to mention the staggering cost of collecting and reviewing the data — is the goal of any legal team, and with the right technology tools, managing the e-Discovery process is as easy as it can be.
In a post on the kCura blog, 8 e-Discovery Tips for In-house Counsel: How Tighter Processes Can Lead to Cheaper Review, Stan Pierson offers great advice about using technology for e-Discovery. The full article is worth a read, but three tips in particular point to how e-Discovery can be easier with the right technology tools.
- Automating and standardizing your e-Discovery process will help you keep it consistent. For example, project templates can be used for to set up dedicated and repeatable workflows for each stage. These templates create uniformity, and help you get up and running quickly when you create a new workspace.
- Advanced technology is your friend. Less than half of in-house council use technology-assisted review — and even they use it infrequently. Having systems helping early in the review process can help counter a protracted disputes/litigation. And that makes your life easier.
- End-to-end is your friend. Centralizing your e-discovery processes into one end-to-end system will allow you to standardize procedures. It will also minimize technical headaches, like incompatible data. And as your team becomes more adept at using the system, overall efficiency will increase.
These three tips can help simplify your e-Discovery process, reduce costs, and give you more time to focus on building your case.
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