The last post in this series on eDiscovery consulting in a law firm started discussion of opportunities to provide consulting services in a typical case (using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model as a guide). This post provides a continuation of that discussion, starting with the Review step:
Review: In so many cases, review is the most expensive, labor-intensive and time-consuming part of the discovery process. It needs to be carefully planned and executed to ensure that budgets are adhered to and that deadlines are met. There are lots of opportunities for consulting assistance in the review process:
Analysis: Consultants can play a key role in assisting attorneys with analysis of the ESI collection:
Production: As a consultant, you can assist litigators in document production in a few ways:
Presentation: While many law firms have separate departments to assist litigators with presentation, more and more eDiscovery professionals are assisting litigation teams in this area:
This concludes the blog series on eDiscovery consulting in a law firm. We hope you found it interesting and helpful. Please let us know what you think. And please let us know if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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