Does your eDiscovery process leave clients with an exorbitant bill while depriving you of potential revenue? Are you missing opportunities to reduce discovery costs without compromising the quality of your case? And if you wanted to bill back your costs, what ethical, practical, and business considerations must you keep in mind?
If you’ve ever asked these questions, you’re not alone. eDiscovery billing can be frustrating, confusing, and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
Yesterday, Logikcull hosted a webinar on discovery billing best practices, bringing together expert presenters to guide you through the high-stakes world of discovery billing, including:
Aaron Crockett, an associate at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Portland, Oregon, where his practice focuses on the management, analysis, and production of digital evidence in civil litigation and other contexts;
Ricky Brooman, Litigation Support Project Manager at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he consults internal and external clients on best practices for eDiscovery and information governance, and manages all phases of the EDRM for litigation matters;
Michael Simon, an attorney and consultant with Seventh Samurai with decades of experience in the legal industry and ediscovery, who braved a New England blizzard to participate in the webinar.
Together, these panelists discussed:
-How data growth has created a so-called “golden age of evidence,” as Aaron Crockett so aptly phrases it
-How your approach to discovery can impact client bills, whether it’s an in-house, cloud-based process, a vendor-driving approach, or a legacy system
-The ethical and practical considerations in client billing, including a frank and extensive discussion of chicken sandwiches
-How our presenters have turned discovery from a cost center into a revenue generator
If you missed the webinar, don’t worry. You can rewatch the webinar below, or click here to download a copy of the slide. Feel free to revisit this resource as often as you need, and to share it with anyone you think might benefit.