Now more than ever, litigation readiness and e-discovery are big initiatives that require an in-depth understanding of new processes and technologies. The explosion of electronically stored information has simply made it impossible to manage litigation, internal investigations, and government requests without this insight.
While your in-house legal team is already busy staying on top of intellectual property, monitoring case law, managing compliance, and more, how can you also stay ahead of the curve in e-discovery? Break it down into five steps:
Step #1: Partner up.
Some service providers and law firms have been in this space since before discovery became electronic. A wealth of knowledge is available to you through partners you may already know and trust. Whether you’re outsourcing, seeking consultation, or using a managed services arrangement, simple conversations with experienced partners are a great way to begin educating your team without requiring any extra resources. By asking questions and staying up to date on what’s happening in e-discovery technology and the courts, you can add your business’s unique insight to theirs and better manage your projects.
Step #2: Hire for expertise.
Expect and encourage software certifications among your team as well as your partners. Project managers with PMP and JD designations, case strategists with backgrounds as litigators, and staff with e-discovery certifications add tremendous value in ramping up information management and e-discovery initiatives and ensuring projects stay on track. … Read More »