Enhancing Case Strategies with Effective Early Case Assessment Early case assessments performed in corporations and law firms help understand the key terms and date ranges to include in the e-discovery plan. Earlier, most law firms needed to launch massive review efforts that involved several attorneys or paralegals who allocated portions of the data for manual review. As these reviewers spent many days sifting through irrelevant messages and redundant data, early case assessments werenâ€™t actually performed early. In the traditional method, there was a lot of time lost before attorneys can understand the true context of a case and determine the appropriate case strategy. Early Case Assessment needs to be appropriately adapted for each particular case or client. The sole purpose of ECA is to contain risks, costs and time involved in litigation. It provides an ability to do a cost-benefit analysis and predict the budget and manpower required. Early case assessments are carried out to aid classification of data, prioritize the relevant details, collect, process and analyze it in order to comprehend the case and obtain the estimated costs for the eventual process of e-discovery. It helps in accessing the risking involved in either winning or losing a case and placing a legal hold on potentially vital information. Experienced and qualified personnel make the best of ECA as it involves advanced technology. With efficient eDiscovery tools, attorneys can complete early case assessment well before manual review. These tools advocate efficient search engines that are thoroughly helpful in categorizing ESI into different domains and allowing conceptual searches on the ESI. By adopting these tools, there is a reduction in the various processing and reviewing procedures and which considerably cuts back the cost. With an effective early case assessment, one can gain an early insight to a case and determines the case strategy. One of the main challenges in the digital age is getting access to the electronic data early in the ECA process and having the appropriate tools to allow the legal team to assess the case on the basis of a preliminary review of the evidence, and this equates to both, a technology as well as a cost challenge. There are now a number of early case assessment tools on the market to overcome these challenges. Opt for a service partner who can deliver eDiscovery processes that ensure high-end processes with streamlined procedures. Such service partners can encompass an array of technological tools that guide court cases towards just and speedy decisions.
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Published on Jun 19, 2012
Published on Jun 19, 2012
Early case assessments performed in corporations and law firms help understand the key terms and date ranges to include in the e-discovery p...