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Costs of document management and litigation support software

These costs rarely surface, so I was interested to see that the law department of New York City disclosed that it spent on a document management system for “more than half” of its 650 lawyers together with a litigation support system a total of $3.4 million. (NY Law J. Aug. 15, 2005)

I could not tell from the brief mention in the article why the system would be available to less than the full contingent of lawyers, in as much as document management has department-wide benefits. The answer might be that the software helps with litigation, and not everyone in the department handles law suits.