Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software for processing, searching, reviewing, and producing ediscovery that costs less than $100 (see article below), a minimalist iPhone calendar app that uses a large typeface, a service for converting documents (both file formats and OCR) and securely sending them, and an iOS weather app with immediate and long-range forecasts. Don't miss the next issue.
EDISCOVERY BREAKS THE $100 BARRIER
Litigators know that most documents of interest exist in electronic format nowadays. But they still shy away from requesting email and other such materials because of cost concerns. The cost of using ediscovery software often exceeds the budget for small matters such as business disputes involving relatively small sums, divorce asset division, internal investigations, etc. As a result, many of these matters end in an unsatisfactory manner or never get resolved at all.
Digital WarRoom Express … in One Sentence
Launched this week, Digital WarRoom Express (DWR Express) is an ediscovery application for small cases.
The Killer Feature
DWR Express costs $99 per year. You can use it on up to 50 GB of data across all your cases (each case can contain up to 100,000 documents).
Just as importantly, you need not spend a dime on other software as DWR Express has tools for processing, searching, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (ESI). The application features workflow wizards to move you through each step.
DWR Express handles 500 document formats, including email, Microsoft Office documents, images, audio, and video. It uses the same processing engine as Digital WarRoom WorkGroup, the company's software for large cases.
"The Digital WarRoom platform has a proven track record in complex litigation involving large amounts of ESI," Digital WarRoom COO Barry O'Melia told us. "At $99 for a full year of use, DWR Express brings this technology to small cases, eliminating 'giga-budget' concerns about whether to pursue a case or request certain documents. Thanks to its wizard-driven design and intuitive suite of tools, lawyers and paralegals can start using it immediately."
Other Notable Features
DWR Express runs on Windows PCs. It has an Outlook-like interface with cases and folders on the left and the various workspaces (such as search results, the document viewer, and annotation tools) on the right.
You can import data from any source via drag and drop. DWR Express includes "De-NIST" technology, which removes applications and other irrelevant files, leaving only the documents you want to search. When you find relevant or privileged documents, you can apply one or more tags. A number of reports help track your progress, troubleshoot odd exceptions, and more.
Portable Binders enable you to create folders of a group of documents such as for a deposition that you can share via email or move to your laptop. A Binder contains document content, key metadata fields, slip sheets, and a hyperlinked index for quick access to every document.
When you complete your review, the Document Production Wizard walks you through the production of responsive documents in native, PDF, TIFF, or load file formats, including the fields requested by opposing counsel. It can also apply Bates stamps.
DWR Express' Defensibility Log automatically keeps details of every processing batch, search, and tag decision made during review as well as other key activities in the event a dispute arises.
What Else Should You Know?
If a case outgrows the limits of DWR Express, you can archive and move it to DWR Pro or DWR WorkGroup depending on your needs. These products have the same menus and features, eliminating the learning curve. Learn more about Digital WarRoom Express.
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