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Standards and audits for e-discovery vendors as complied with by doeLEGAL

doeLEGAL supports not only its ASCENT matter management product for legal departments but also its discovery-document processing capabilities.  As to the latter, the company announced late last year that it had passed a Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE 16) Type II audit completed during the first nine months of 2011.  According to the press release, SSAE 16 “is the most widely recognized audit of its kind ensuring doeLEGAL’s controls, processes and procedures adhere to industry best practices. The SSAE 16 replaced the SAS70 as the new standard.”  The website for the AICPA explains that the SSAE 16 audit examines “a service organization’s controls and processes.”

Also commendable and noteworthy to this blogger, who tries to keep up with matter management software and installations in law departments, is that doeLEGAL announced last year that it had installed ASCENT at Angelo Gordon, BASF, and Constellation Energy.  If every provider of law department software announced new clients, the law departments of the land would understand better which packages are being selected by which kinds of departments.