Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a comprehensive litigation software suite that now includes a module for case analysis (see article below), a new legal research and drafting tool for corporate lawyers, a cloud application for creating online intake forms for law firms, and a database creation app for iOS and Mac. Don't miss the next issue.
SOUP-TO-NUTS LITIGATION SOFTWARE
Litigator and LitigationWorld columnist Tom Vidal recently described case analysis as "a powerful tool to educate our client, develop litigation strategy, and manage our workflow." He then lamented how few litigators analyze their cases from the outset. Holes like this typically stem from a lack of software tools.
Summation 5.6 … in One Sentence
Launched recently, AccessData's Summation 5.6 is a litigation software suite for all post-collection tasks, including discovery document processing, review, and production, transcript management, and as of this latest release case analysis.
The Killer Feature
Summation's new Case Organizer enables you to enter, organize, and search for relevant facts, events, people, testimony, legal research, notes, discovery documents, pleadings, etc. You can organize this information by issues, witnesses, and more, enabling you to find connections and develop your strategy. Case Organizer becomes increasingly valuable over the lifetime of the case as you and your team enter new information. Because Summation also manages discovery documents and transcripts, you need not switch among applications or enter data more than once.
Other Notable Features
To further help with case assessment, Summation offers Visual Analytics — illustrated charts and graphs of your case data. This enables you to gauge the volume and types of data, as well as custodian communication patterns. You can drill down to individual documents.
For large sets of ediscovery, Summation includes Technology Assisted Review (TAR). Many courts routinely approve and even endorse the use of TAR, which enables you to train Summation to find relevant documents. This eliminates the time and cost associated with having lawyers and legal assistants review every document.
The new version of Summation adds support for video transcripts in MDB and SBF formats. Your annotations of the text can therefore include the relevant video clip. You can group annotations by issue and print digest reports. Summation supports realtime technologies for live transcript monitoring during a deposition.
You can use Summation by itself or as part of the company's AD eDiscovery software platform. Summation also integrates with AccessData's Forensic Toolkit (FTK), enabling you to perform forensic analysis when warranted. Likewise, Summation ingests files from AccessData's Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+), which collects case data from Android, iOS, and other mobile phones and tablets.
What Else Should You Know?
AccessData sells Summation on a subscription basis. The subscription includes all modules and unlimited data so there's no upselling of advanced features or per gigabyte charges. You can deploy Summation to suit your needs, including a preconfigured appliance, standalone software on your hardware, or hosted by AccessData. Learn more about Summation 5.6.
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