An earlier post mentioned the variety of litigation-support software a law department might need if it handles significant amounts of discovery within its walls (See my post of May 15, 2009: nine packages at one law department.). This blog has metaposts on e-discovery, internal discovery groups, and search software, but has not arrayed the many posts that specifically mention litigation support (See my post of July 26, 2008: e-discovery with 24 references;
May 3, 2008: internal discovery teams with 8 references; and April 5, 2009: methods software uses to search with 18 references.).
As would be expected, the cost of litigation support garnered some posts (See my post of Aug. 5, 2005: share costs of litigation support; Sept. 10, 2005: costs of litigation support software; and Oct. 24, 2007: progression of litigation support costs.).
Several posts on this blog consider what law departments have done or could do in the litigation support effort (See my post of Aug. 5, 2005: Sears’ portal; Feb. 1, 2006: Altria and litigation support; Oct. 25, 2007: host your own litigation documents; Feb. 19, 2007: mandate use of specific lit support packages; Feb. 4, 2009: early case assessment has specific meaning; and Jan. 30, 2006: use former employees for lit support tasks.).
Service providers in the litigation support space include many who are not law firms (See my post of Jan. 18, 2007: cottage industry of litigation support vendors; Feb. 9, 2006: litigation support vendors at LegalTech 2005; and Feb. 23, 2006: four patents for lit support software.). Several law firms offer specialized services (See my post of Oct. 21, 2005: litigation support teams of law firms; Feb. 7, 2006 #2: Hunton & Williams lit support facilities; and Feb. 12, 2006 #3: Sedgwick Detert’s facilities.). There are several groups of litigation support professionals (See my post of Jan. 27, 2008: Association of Litigation Support Professionals; and Jan. 28, 2008: Women in E-Discovery group.).