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Technology: Preparing and managing a budget for e-discovery

How to avoid the pitfalls of processing charges, document review costs and vendor hosting fees

Companies large and small face many challenges when it comes to dealing with electronic discovery: new case law, evolving rules, legal defensibility, production deadlines, developing technology, skyrocketing amounts of stored data and plenty of other issues. However, predicting e-discovery costs and managing the budget are major issues that companies often overlook when it comes to early case assessment and general litigation preparedness. 

An e-discovery undertaking can quickly become big and complex. It involves a multitude of timeframes, deadlines, agendas and people. Before practicably assessing the potential costs, one should have at least a basic knowledge of the process by which electronic documents and data are obtained and reviewed.

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George Carry

George D. Carry is an Associate in the Construction and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups at Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. He has extensive experience...

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