Vendor Management, Part 1: Evaluating Vendor Requests for Proposals (RFPs) (By Cash Butler)
One of the more challenging and time consuming processes for law firms and corporate legal departments is to compare litigation services vendor proposals and work bids. No two bids or proposals are often ever directly comparable to one another, so review becomes an inefficient, tedious process. But there are steps your firm can take to add clarity and transparency to the RFP process.
Budgeting for e-Discovery: A 3-Part Series (By Carla Bauer, PMP, RCA)
This year is off to a great start at E-Discovery iQ. We have started a new series of blog posts and podcasts "Budgeting for E-Discovery." We focus on the practical everyday aspects of e-discovery and offer methods to evaluate and reduce e-discovery expenses.
Budgeting, Part 3: E-Discovery Cost Reduction & Recovery (By Carla Bauer, PMP, RCA)
E-discovery costs are a major concern for law firms and their clients. Addressing e-discovery issues such as search terms, date ranges, and production formats with opposing counsel at the onset of the case will lead to reduced costs and higher client satisfaction. When costs are understood and anticipated, all parties can focus on the legal strategy instead of worrying unnecessarily about e-discovery issues. Merging the legal strategy and the e-discovery strategy at the beginning serves to benefit the entire case and team. There are 5 steps that law firms need to take to recover e-discovery costs.