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In my article “Term Mutations: ECA and EDA Get Murky” published at LawTechnologyNews.com, I advocated for reclaiming the definition of early case assessment (ECA) as a process for developing an overall litigation strategy. ECA best understood incorporates early data assessment (EDA), but is not synonymous with it. Space considerations ruled out a detailed primer on ECA and EDA in the article. This post will cover the how-to of early data assessment and a future post will look at early case assessment.
We partnered with the Joseph Maley Foundation (JMF) and spent a morning volunteering at St. Elizabeth Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services.
Together we were able to unload 16 pallets full of donations, and sort through 30 bags of children’s clothes. After lunch, we took some time to reflect on our experience with the JMF Coordinator, who had kindly introduced us to SEC in the first place.
Congratulations are also in order, as SEC celebrates their 100 Year Anniversary this coming September! For more information on this organization, please visit www.givingbirthtohope.org.
By Jim Norman, Hamish Cohen, Inside Counsel
Not so many years ago, the working life of a big law litigation associate was defined by hours upon hours locked in a small office reviewing documents. A small number of documents judged most relevant or attention-grabbing would be printed and placed in file folders for other lawyers to take to depositions, or put in envelopes and mailed (later, turned into PDFs and emailed) to clients and experts for their perusal and comment. Big firms invested heavily in the technology, IT infrastructure and support staff required to facilitate this process, and particularly the document review, which was done in a licensed database software program installed on the firm’s servers. . .