Building a strong case is a team effort. Once attorneys receive produced documents from opposing counsel, they often need to cooperate with parties inside and outside the firm (i.e. paralegals, litigation support staff and witnesses) to review and annotate confidential material.
This journey is littered with serious pitfalls. Miscommunication, different operating procedures and security breaches can all threaten the integrity of your case. But a little workflow planning and the right shared resources will give your side a key advantage heading into depositions and motion entry.
- Creating a litigation “battle plan”
- Agreeing on a central repository for documents
- Safely sharing key evidence with involved parties
- Establishing a common organizational system
- Tools for keeping the whole team on task
Jamie Carruth is an associate attorney at Whatley Kallas practiced in healthcare litigation, antitrust, product liability, consumer protection, complex litigation, and class actions. Mr. Carruth is a member of the Alabama Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 2001 and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa in 2004.
Daniel D’Angelo is the director of data strategy at Nextpoint, where he provides consulting services that help clients minimize eDiscovery data expenses. Mr. D’Angelo has over 10 years of experience in litigation consulting and has managed cross-functional teams in over 25 on-site trials, arbitrations, mediations, and jury exercises. He earned his B.A. in computer engineering from Northwestern University in 2002, and is currently pursuing an advanced degree in predictive analytics.