Outsourcing eDiscovery: Cost-Effective Strategies for Mid-Sized Law Firms

Dec 28, 2023 12:30:50 PM / by Drew Kartes

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eDiscovery is a critical yet sometimes daunting aspect when preparing for litigation. The sheer volume and complexity of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) can feel overwhelming for firms that don’t have an in-house litigation support or eDiscovery team, leading to escalating costs for their clients.

What's In a Name?

Aug 1, 2022 4:49:09 PM / by Ray Biederman

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"Is it PROteus? ProTEEus? Pro-TAY-us? What is that? What does it mean?"

When my partners and I were preparing to launch Proteus in 2015, I wanted a name that carried multiple layers of meaning, including a nod to the type of work we do (apply advanced technology to the tradition-bound legal industry) and homage to our hometown (Indianapolis). 

My Experience Obtaining the CEDS Certification

Jul 7, 2022 2:46:55 PM / by Ryan Short

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I obtained the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification in May and was recently asked about my experience, so I thought I'd share some quick thoughts with folks considering the course. 

5 Challenges for Growing ALSPs

Jul 26, 2021 4:32:13 PM / by Ryan Short

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Legaltech news recently published a piece entitled 5 Challenges That Await ALSPs on the Path to Growth. Since we are a growing ALSP, this naturally caught my eye.

What is eDiscovery Used For?

May 14, 2021 5:00:39 PM / by Ryan Short

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Like email is an electronic version of the ancient concept of paper mail, eDiscovery is simply the concept of discovery applied in the age of electronic data.

eDiscovery Software for Small Law Firms

May 6, 2021 5:40:09 PM / by Ryan Short

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AmLaw firms get lots of love in eDiscovery circles, leaving many small and mid-sized firms to feel under-resourced and unsure of what to do when they have eDiscovery needs. This brief post is addressed to small law firms, and while it doesn't contain anything earth-shattering, hopefully it will grant a bit of perspective and peace of mind.

eDiscovery Essentials for Business, IT, and Legal Leaders

Apr 27, 2021 1:27:28 PM / by Ryan Short

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If you're looking for a quick way to become overwhelmed and discouraged, google "ediscovery" or "ediscovery resources." 

Ray Featured on EDRM's Illumination Zone Podcast

Apr 12, 2021 1:27:57 PM / by Ryan Short

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Proteus CEO and co-founder Ray Biederman wasrecently interviewed on the Illumination Zone podcastby EDRM’s Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad. Below’s transcript has been lightly condensed and edited for clarity. This transcript originally appeared on DiscoveryMaster's blog.

Proteus Featured by OnCall Discovery

Feb 22, 2021 11:41:18 AM / by Ryan Short

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I was recently introduced to Irasema Jeffers (whose background includes serving in the United States Marine Corps, running operations for one of the largest companies on Earth, and working in digital marketing, where she served many law firms and legal service providers).

After countless attorneys and paralegals told Sema they are overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of eDiscovery vendors in the marketplace, she set about building a Yelp-like experience. The result is OnCall Discovery

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Thoughts on Legal Business Development

Oct 27, 2020 3:17:19 PM / by Ryan Short

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My transition to the legal space (the week Indiana shut down due to COVID-19) has been eye-opening in many respects. One area of constant curiosity for me is legal professionals' and law firms' business development efforts.