Jennifer Johnson featured in AdvocateDaily.com:
The legal industry is experiencing a significant cultural shift as corporations are becoming increasingly motivated to implement ediscovery as a business process and take a proactive approach to managing costs associated with discovery. This includes implementing information and evidence management technologies such as Symantec’s Clearwell or kCura’s Relativity behind their own firewall, establishing standard processes and procedures around the organization and collection of data, and providing more explicit direction on how and when data is shared with their outside counsel.
Historically, if a corporation was involved in a litigation, they often used “fire drill tactics," meaning a compelling event would cause them to stop the regular course of business, grab all of the data they could and send it to their outside counsel to discover and manage. Law firms would then review everything using a document-by-document, linear approach, which could get quite costly depending on the size of the case.
“Canadian corporations are looking for ways to better manage their legal spend by taking control of the ediscovery process and changing the way they interact with outside counsel,” says Commonwealth Legal vice-president, Jennifer Johnson.
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