Saturday, January 27, 2007

Fields to track in legal extranets

We recently have come across some interesting requirements and needs in terms of tracking legal case management information and data for clients. Among some of the new requirements have been the association of Bates Numbers with documents, the tracking and allocation of invoice costs associated with litigation matters, the tracking of litigation tasks by priority and completion status and the tracking of not only the opposition counsel but also the specific individuals at the law firm who are associated with a case and their role within the case.

The key lesson to be learned here with respect to legal extranets is that it is vitally important that the legal extranet system one chooses to build or deploy must be flexible enough to adapt to the various needs of different litigations, clients and attorneys.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Using web-based collaboration technology for business development within a law firm

Here is another example of how this type of technology used to construct the E-Discovery Portal can be used in the marketing, business development and educational sense. If you are interested in seeing the E-Discovery Portal, please let me know (

Sedgwick Launches E-Discovery Management & Compliance Practice Group and E-Discovery Portal

January 2007

In response to the significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2006, Sedgwick announces the creation of its E-Discovery, Data Management & Compliance Practice Group and e-Discovery Portal. The e-Discovery Portal, which was constructed using Sedgwick's internal Xerdict web-based collaboration technology, is a repository of essential forms, cases, statutes, regulations, rules and articles, providing Sedgwick attorneys and the firm's clients with direct access to practical and relevant information needed at the onset of litigation. The practice group, led by San Francisco Partner Keith Casto and New York Partner Kenneth Rashbaum, further positions the firm as a leader of legal services related to e-discovery and data management.