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E Discovery Services Overview

  1. 1. CUSTOMIZED TARGETED SOLUTIONS eDISCOVERY SERVICES OVERVIEW
  2. 2. ABOUT FOCUS eDISCOVERY <ul><li>Focus was created to provide targeted, customized eDiscovery solutions that would assist and educate corporate, legal and government organizations; and assist these organizations to navigate the complex process of eDiscovery. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus has many resources available both locally and internationally that can facilitate a successful journey through the eDiscovery obstacle course and craft plans to ease the cost burden while providing a defensible process that clients can depend. </li></ul>
  3. 3. eDISCOVERY PLANNING AND CONSULTING <ul><li>eDiscovery Consulting – Law Firms </li></ul><ul><li>It’s important to have expert services at the start of litigation to ensure that client’s are provided with expert planning that can determine the best possible result. Focus provides customized, targeted eDiscovery plans to law firms on a case-by-case basis. Each case is reviewed and a full analysis is provided that sets out the client’s eDiscovery obligations from identification of data to that data’s production. In each instance, Focus considers the best technology tools and vendors for selection, the strategic application of Sedona Canada Principles and current eDiscovery case law to assist in providing the most cost effective plan for the client. Additionally, Focus considers the marrying of client/law firm resources that best compliment the defined process. </li></ul>
  4. 4. eDISCOVERY PLANNING AND CONSULTING <ul><li>eDiscovery Consulting – Law Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Focus can also assist to prepare counsel and their clients for Meet and Confer discussions with opposing counsel. Give your clients a strategic advantage of enlisting the expert assistance of Focus to better position your case and take the lead over opposing counsel during the eDiscovery process. </li></ul>
  5. 5. eDISCOVERY PLANNING AND CONSULTING <ul><li>eDiscovery Consulting – Litigation Support </li></ul><ul><li>In this competitive age with law firms aggressively vying for business, eDiscovery has become a hot topic of conversation in advancing one litigation department over another firm’s department. Few law firms in Canada have a robust internal structure to handle the demands of eDiscovery on behalf of their clients and have become less competitive than they wish to be. Focus provides firms with expert guidance in planning, sourcing and implementing internal litigation support to assist in improving it’s profile in the marketplace and be more competitive in the area of eDiscovery Services. </li></ul>
  6. 6. eDISCOVERY PLANNING AND CONSULTING <ul><li>eDiscovery Consulting – Corporate Law Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate legal departments are under increasingly more pressure to control costs and stay within budget. They are responsible to their boards and to their shareholders to account for large legal expenditures and with eDiscovery becoming large line item on their balance sheet, the pressure to control this cost is mounting. Focus assists in-house counsel control eDiscovery costs they directly engage or eDiscovery costs from vendors that are secured by their roster of external counsel. Focus can assess the costs being incurred by the corporation and make recommendations to manage costs more effectively. Focus can be involved from the beginning of the eDiscovery process and manage that external cost on behalf of the corporate legal department. </li></ul>
  7. 7. eDISCOVERY PROJECT PLANNING <ul><li>Managing the Project </li></ul><ul><li>Even on small litigation matters, eDiscovery costs, scope and timelines can change suddenly and drastically. Having Focus plan and manage the eDiscovery workflow will help control the process dramatically. When law firms do have the opportunity to have a dedicated eDiscovery manager working seamlessly with counsel, the client and the eDiscovery vendor; significant cost savings are passed on to their clients. Focus can parachute into your project and work seamlessly with your resources to effectively manage your firm’s eDiscovery project. </li></ul>
  8. 8. eDISCOVERY PROJECT PLANNING <ul><li>Managing the Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Focus can help counsel manage internal and external eDiscovery resources, particularly when the everyday demands of a litigation department can be overwhelming and resources too busy to effectively handle current workflow. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ADDITIONAL eDISCOVERY SERVICES <ul><li>Focus provides the following services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Series on the Fundamentals of eDiscovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Review Team Selection and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Document Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client Engagement Process Involving eDiscovery Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert Evidence at Meet and Confer and Case Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique Billing Practices </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. eDISCOVERY EXPERTISE <ul><li>Focus provides the following services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Series on the Fundamentals of eDiscovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Review Team Selection and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Document Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client Engagement Process Involving eDiscovery Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert Evidence at Meet and Confer and Case Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique Billing Practices </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. FOCUS eDISCOVERY BENEFITS <ul><li>Focus offers the following benefits to your practice and clients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase your firms competitive advantage in the marketplace by offering expert eDiscovery Consulting services to your clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic advantage at Meet and Confer and Case Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated expert resources to manage your client’s eDiscovery obligations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External eDiscovery costs are recoverable on behalf of your clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique billing practices that are in line with your client’s expectations </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. CUSTOMIZED TARGETED SOLUTIONS CONTACT: Antoinette M. Duffy Founder and President M: 416-727-4038 E: [email_address]

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