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August 18, 2020

Lawyers Offer Creative Ways to Cut Down on eDiscovery Costs

In this article, Warner Norcross + Judd Partners Scott Carvo, Madelaine Lane and Janet Ramsey share strategies to help reduce litigation and eDiscovery costs.

 
Litigation is on the rise in the wake of COVID-19, and with it comes escalating costs. Electronic discovery is often the most expensive component of litigation. As we use more technology in our daily lives – computers, cell phones, email, smart watches, smart home devices, etc. – the amount of data created is growing exponentially. When litigation strikes, that data now must be collected, reviewed and potentially produced.
 
COVID-19 has disrupted what we all knew as “business as usual.” Organizations are leaving no stone unturned when re-evaluating business expenses and processes. This may finally be the time to address your organization’s litigation and eDiscovery process – and could prove to be one of your biggest cost-savings opportunities.
 
The best time to prepare for a grand jury subpoena, search warrant or a document request is to proactively do so in advance. Do you have a plan for when law enforcement knocks on your door? If not, now’s the time to put one in place. Develop a one-page policy for how you want your employees to conduct business communications – limiting or eliminating instant messaging and texting as a way of doing business. Develop a records retention policy that is accessible and limits the amount of data you keep.
 
Read the full article in the Midland Daily News here.
 
 

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