Electronic data discovery raises havoc with trial strategies, risk management, litigation budgets, document retention and traditional support staff jobs. But EDD also brings opportunities. Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, shows how the legal world is adapting.
Your case has entered the discovery phase and you are faced with the daunting task of reviewing millions of pages with a tight deadline for production to your adversary. Your firm does not have the resources to get through all of these materials in a timely manner. What are you going to do?
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Working for the last eight years in three major international law firms based in different parts of the country has given me a perspective on the evolving roles of trial support teams. I began my career as a paralegal and eventually moved into litigation support when it became clear that my technical knowledge was better suited to the developing field of electronic data discovery.
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