Extract from article by Allison Speigel
All too often, lawyers fail to heed this advice. They move cases forward before really evaluating the merits of the claims. They are often on auto-pilot: Draft the pleading, bring preliminary procedural motions, start the document collection process, etc. The problem with this approach is that a lot of time and money is spent before the lawyers have actually determined whether the claims or defences are likely to succeed.
Ultimately, they have started the client’s litigation journey without a clear destination in mind.
A lawyer should be conducting case assessments at every stage of the proceeding.
Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for software and services in the electronic discovery market for the years between 2015 and 2020.
Today, there are still a lot of lawyers that don’t know a lot about “computer stuff,” but at least they’re smart enough not to admit it in court. In the nine years since the 2006 FRCP amendment on e-discovery, there has been great improvement in the bar’s knowledge and sophistication with e-discovery. But there’s still a long way to go with many lawyers.
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