DENVER – (July 25, 2013) – ESI Attorneys, a Denver-based law firm with a focus in eDiscovery and Information law, today announced the launch of eDiscovery Assistant™, the first legal iPad application designed to help lawyers conduct eDiscovery.
Developed by eDiscovery attorney Kelly Twigger, the app provides lawyers with the tools they need to develop a thoughtful approach to eDiscovery, which can be one of the most expensive elements of litigation. eDiscovery can also be daunting for law firms to adapt and get up to speed on – one of the leading reasons Twigger developed the app.
“We designed this app to help attorneys and other legal professionals embrace eDiscovery and give them a place to start with easy access to what they need – eDiscovery rules, checklists and templates, terms and case digests. We’ve compiled resources that direct them to what they need to learn. We’ve taken our expertise and put it at their fingertips – literally,” said Twigger.
99% of information today is created electronically. That has made eDiscovery, the practice of providing electronically stored information (ESI) in legal matters, the fastest growing area of the law. ESI includes email, text messages, social media, databases, spreadsheets and any other information created or stored electronically.
A 2011 study by the University of Southern California estimated that 295 billion gigabytes of data had been stored globally and was increasing by 23 percent annually. With so much data for both personal and business use, it’s now critical for attorneys to effectively manage the eDiscovery process.
“Many lawyers fear of eDiscovery. They fear not understanding technology, not knowing the right questions to ask of their clients or those who handle the data, and just not knowing where to start to figure it out,” said Twigger.
“This app contains valuable content, exceptional functionality and is easy to use because of its simple design and intelligently designed search features,” said Matt Stippich, General Counsel and President of Professional Services for Digital Intelligence, a firm that offers a complete line of forensic services and solutions, including eDiscovery and forensic analysis. “As Grey’s Anatomy is to the medical community, eDiscovery Assistant™ is the tool for any litigator.”
The eDiscovery Assistant™ app allows legal professionals to:
Access eDiscovery specific rules for all federal and state courts, including the federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and local rules for U.S. District Courts
Utilize checklists and templates for managing and conducting eDiscovery created by an experienced eDiscovery attorney
Download and customize included checklists and templates
Search and review a database of more than 3,000 citations and digests of eDiscovery decisions from every jurisdiction in the U.S.
Create your own matters and save any content in the app to a specific matter
Create your own library of regularly referenced materials from all content in the app
Review eDiscovery specific glossary terms in words you understand, and
Review curated resources for key learning on issues in eDiscovery
The iPad app is now available for download in the iTunes app store for $29.99 with the option for more access and information for a subscription price of $15.99 per month, or annually for $174.99. Discounts are available for educational institutions.
About eDiscovery Assistant™
The eDiscovery Assistant™ is the only iPad application that provides legal professionals with the tools and reference information they need to begin conducting eDiscovery. The app was developed by Kelly Twigger, an eDiscovery attorney and the Principal of ESI Attorneys, a Colorado-based firm dedicated to advising legal professionals on eDiscovery and Information Law. The eDiscovery Assistant™ app is easy-to-use and provides the information in a format that legal professionals are used to seeing. The app catalogues and tags content in language that legal professionals understand and is regularly updated with new content. For more information, please visit www.ediscoveryassistant.com.