Kay Nord Hunt and Michelle K. Kuhl co-authored Chapter 20 in the 2020 Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Deskbook, “Review by Extraordinary Writ in Civil Cases.”
Electronic Litigator®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lommen Abdo, assists with the digital management of each phase of a litigation matter, from initial discovery through trial. Electronic Litigator services are available both to Lommen Abdo clients and outside businesses. Electronic Litigator utilizes its powerful technology assets to provide thorough yet efficient document analysis for both paper and electronic documents and maximizes their presentation in litigation. It is a cost-effective one-stop shop for litigation technology services.
Electronic Litigator consists of a suite of computerized litigation support services (Law, IPro Eclipse SE and Trial Director). They each can be utilized separately or in conjunction with one another.
LAW inventories, culls and extracts information both from scanned paper documents and from electronic records. This means it will actually take data from the electronic discovery, deduplicate email strings so it shows the entire string in one email rather than in multiple emails. LAW has image enhancement capabilities (such as straightening a crooked scan, removing scatter from a scan, etc.) along with the ability to match existing Bates numbers or create Bates numbers and burn them to document images. LAW then uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert the documents into searchable text, which vastly decreases the time spent searching for specific documents or subject references in boxes of documents. When LAW has finished these processes, it creates a computer file containing both the documents and all of the enhancements which can be loaded into Lommen Abdo’s standard service programs, IPro Eclipse SE and Trial Director, as well as into programs used by other firms such as Concordance, Sanction, etc.
IPro Eclipse SE
Eclipse SE is a database program specially designed to provide integrated litigation support. It combines full strength native file ingestion, electronic discovery, document review, and full litigation production effortlessly. Eclipse SE will ingest your data, process, deduplicate and allow for review. Eclipse SE has an intuitive and secure platform to review and analyze your data. Utilization of the tagging feature makes document organization come together seamlessly. Eclipse SE provides document and deposition search and retrieval, allows for the creation and editing of summaries, privilege log, etc. Eclipse SE allows the marking and highlighting of important documents, excerpts in transcripts, links witnesses to specific documents and can even create trial witness and exhibit lists.
Electronic Litigator will customize your Eclipse SE database to meet the needs of your particular case.
Trial Director is a trial presentation program, run on a laptop in the courtroom. It can display exhibits, photographs and video clips on either computer monitors set up for the court and jury, or project these images on a video screen. Portions of exhibits can be highlighted in real time before the jury and witnesses. Trial Director can also zoom in on portions of an exhibit, display exhibits with confidential or irrelevant sections redacted or display only a specific part of an exhibit, such as the most important paragraph of a document. Trial Director can even synch a video deposition with the deposition transcript, and display both simultaneously – making it easy for a jury to follow even the most complex testimony. Trial Director is a solid presentation that can improve your outcome in trial.
The video conference center in Lommen Abdo’s Minneapolis office is available for use by the public through Electronic Litigator.
The video conferencing service fees are:
- $250 for the first hour or any increment of that first hour
- $150 per hour (or any increment of an hour) after the first hour
- $100 recording fee (if requested)
Electronic Litigator is your experienced and comprehensive partner in electronic discovery.
For more information about Electronic Litigator, its services and costs, contact:
President of Electronic Litigator
Litigation Support Paralegal
email@example.com / 612.336.1260