Litigation: Taming the digital monster
A new generation of database search tools is now available, says Bill Onwusah. These will help lawyers to find better, more efficient ways of searching for key information
The days when business relied on faxes and posted letters to circulate information in an organisation are long gone. Communication is now rooted firmly in the electronic world. A major issue which has arisen as a result is that the internal mechanisms that used to provide a way of limiting the production and reproduction of paper communications have also gone and they have not been replaced by new tools appropriate for the task. When a law firm takes on a big case these days, as often as not the litigation department is faced with a ‘digital monster’.
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