Hubbard and Jenkins, Information and Litigation Risk Management, is dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions to manage risk associated with information and litigation. Our solutions encompass the areas of electronic discovery, enterprise records management, information governance and the adoption of legal technologies to enhance productivity and reduce legal spend.
Our full array of electronic disocovery services are consistent with best practices, including the Sedona Conference Principles and Guidelines. Our information risk management consulting services are designed to provide your organization with straightforward, common sense, and legally defensible policies, processes and solutions.
The Digital Age has vastly improved communication and productivity, while also opening new markets for many companies. Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences applies to the Digital Age as well. Discovery of relevant information remains the core aspect of the litigation process. Discovery of electronically stored information caused rapid transformation of how information to be used in litigation is gathered, reviewed and produced.
In the early 1990s, it cost approximately $20,000 to store 1 Gigabyte (GB) of data. Today, it costs less than 20 cents. Only a few years ago, a large document review entailed sifting through multiple boxes of paper documents. A multitude of more data can fit onto a tiny zip drive today. Because the cost of storing data has been greatly reduced, individuals and organizations generate, receive and store more data. Increased storage results in more data being processed, reviewed and produced in litigation. A typical mid-size law firm can review 1 GB of data at a cost of $20,000 or more. The production of electronically stored information, or ESI, in litigation or pursuant to governmental inquiries is time consuming, complex, and can cost millions of dollars.
Similarly, we operate in an era of increasing regulatory and compliance burdens. Organizations and their counsel spend much of their time dealing with important routine tasks. Advances in technology and expert systems can allow some of these complex and time consuming but repetitive processes to be automated freeing up the organizaiton and its employees to move onto tasks that increase profits.
The delivery of legal services is under rapid change. Therefore, it is imperative to hire experienced consultants who can navigate these new waters, minimize your risk and reduce your costs.
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