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Articles & Reports on Litigation, Discovery and Trial Management

Articles, Webinars & Reports by Trial Solutions

Trial Solutions frequently publishes articles written from professional experience in litigation support and electronic discovery services. New articles are added to the site often:

New Article: Who Should Drive the eDiscovery Bus?

After reading the relatively recent public scolding of trial counsel in Qualcomm v. Broadcom1 and Bray & Gillespie v. Lexington Insurance Co.2, one might ask, “Who should own the e-discovery process?”...read this article

Latest Report: In-house e-Discovery with No Cap-X Investment

Is it time to bring e-discovery in-house?

Learn how to lower the cost and manage the risk of e-discovery by taking charge of the process. Trial Solutions announces an e-discovery solution for in-house clients with no up-front “Cap-X” investment.

Click on the link below to read the article by Trial Solutions President and CEO, Brad Jenkins, entitled “In-house e-Discovery with No Cap-X Investment” to learn how to begin building an e-discovery team without investing in special hardware or software.

Trial Solutions can assist your organization by providing a scalable technology solution, a consistent structured methodology, and the technical support to teach your staff how to execute and manage an e-discovery project.

CLICK HERE to read the report


Learn How to Create a Legally Defensible Records Retention Program

How much of the stored data (electronic and paper) within your organization is useless, inactive and no longer necessary?

Watch this recorded webinar and learn the eight steps to Creating A Legally Defensible Records Retention Program.

Learn from Attorney and Professor Kirke Snyder, well know eDiscovery strategist and records management expert, how an effective Records Retention Program can lower the cost of data storage as well as lower the cost of litigation eDiscovery.

The Trial Solutions "eDiscovery Process Audits" webinar covers:

  • Assessing the Current Situation.
  • Selecting a "Project Advisory Team".
  • Identifying and Interviewing Key Custodians.
  • Inventorying the "Records" (electronic and paper).
  • Analysis/Appraisal of Data.
  • Developing the Legal Retention Schedule.
  • Implementing the Solution.
  • Auditing the Results.

CLICK HERE to watch the Webinar

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Controlling The Cost of Litigation for Your clients: Part 1

Assume that your client has ten boxes of documents that are to be given to you for a case that you are handling. An average box holds 2,500 pages. An average document has four pages. Therefore you have 25,000 pages, which is 6,250 documents...read this article

Controlling The Cost of Litigation for Your clients: Part 2

Step One - Identify any ten categories into which you know you will want to sort the universe of documents. List those categories below. We know you will want a privileged document stack, so let’s list that to start, and add a few other typical categories...read this article

The costs of Scanning Too Late

Although trial teams understand the importance of document imaging and the role it plays in a case, more firms are beginning to recognize the importance of scanning documents at the onset of a case rather than later in the process. In the past, scanning early in a case has traditionally been reserved for the “large box” cases due to the perceived complexities and associated costs. However, scanning late in a case incurs a variety of expenses...read this article

Other E-Discovery Related Articles & Reports

Law.com Article titled "How Well Does Software Work as a Service?"

...On the litigation support side, many law firms have made a significant investment in applications like CT Summation and Concordance. These applications traditionally have "client" pieces that sit on user computers, which then access the litigation documents sitting on a server over the firm's local area network. But SaaS services, like Lexbe, OnDemand® and Trial Manager, are giving firms the option of having someone else worry about software upgrades, document storage and converting relevant documents to TIFFs for production. Read the article

Managing Discovery of Electronic Information

This pocket guide helps federal judges manage the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). It covers issues unique to the discovery of ESI, including its scope, the allocation of costs, the form of production, the waiver of privilege and work product protection, and the preservation of data and spoliation. This publication is provided free of charge from the Federal Judicial Center's website. Read more

Law.com Article titled "SaaSsy Litigation Support " that features OnDemand®

...whenever there is standardization surrounding an activity, there are entrepreneurs who see a serviceable opportunity. For instance, if all litigation review teams have the same substantive needs when reviewing documents, then why not offer to shoulder the behind-the-scenes administrative burdens so that the legal team can focus on legal analysis rather than the maintenance of a database?

That question is the crux of "software as a service," regularly referred to by the camelback acronym SaaS. The SaaS concept has been around for several years, and is commonly associated with business software that is hosted and maintained by a vendor over the Internet as opposed to the traditional internal software installation. SaaS is very similar to an ASP model (Application Service Provider), although ASP is a broader term referring to software delivered through any network while SaaS focuses more on Web-based applications delivered over the Internet through a Web browser. Read the article



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