We continue our focus on hidden costs in the second part of this series.

To lower e-discovery costs you need to think about more than just about the hourly rate. Focusing on the hidden costs can empower you to ask the right questions as you vet your discovery teams and providers, lower your bill, and improve the odds of a successful case outcome for your company. In the first part of this two-part series, we discuss three common hidden costs in the discovery process.

As we develop this e-discovery knowledge base, we will be talking a lot about the people and how choosing the right teams and right people can reduce cost and add value. But without the context of the process of e-discovery, knowing the “people” part only gets you so far in understanding how to drive down costs.

In order to innovate, save money, and get value out of your discovery process, it is important to know the typical players and process. These first few posts will help set a common foundation on some basic e-discovery concepts on which we can build in future posts.

Our thesis is that complex discovery today requires expertise in a number of disciplines: legal expertise, logistical expertise, technological expertise, business understanding, and the intuition and big-picture common sense to pull it together in a cohesive and strategic whole.  

Come with us as we explore practical ways to tackle the complex discovery process.

No two federal judicial districts are the same. From different laws, judges, and local rules, to idiosyncratic norms and customs, each district has its own hurdles and unique considerations. Nebraska is no different. If you have a case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, if your case has been transferred here, or if it is otherwise your first time litigating a case in this District, then you will be facing a learning curve.