Where does your firm fall on the spectrum of possible support models for eDiscovery? Did you choose to bring it all in-house with a robust technology solution that feeds the needs of your large attorney roster? Did you choose a full Managed Service that would eliminate the technology overhead and support headache? Or did you select a hybrid solution that possibly includes outsourcing your technology infrastructure while still maintaining control over the information and platform elements?
If you are thinking of outsourcing some of your firm’s middle office functions or you have already, chances are you are leaving a substantial amount of savings on the table.
What is your baseline for saving and costs? Is it the current cost of providing these services versus the cost that the service provider is charging?
Walk up to any computer in your firm and press the print button. Then follow the printing sound down the hall to the printer. Stop, look down and contemplate the machine in front of you. If you’re like many firms, you’re probably looking at a source of excess cost that eats away at your bottom line one print at a time.
We regularly help law firms negotiate advantageous terms from their off-site records storage vendor.
Not surprisingly, many contracts are worded to benefit the vendor, and law firms simply don’t have the record-storage industry expertise to know there’s opportunity in revising some of those terms.
Here are eight (8) points we suggest you insist upon from your off-site records vendor.
Some RFPs can demand 450 hours,
and you still might not achieve your goals.
When law firms pour over scores of pages in an RFP, meticulously clarifying contract terms and pricing, making corrections and edits, they often resolve that “next time” they’ll hire a consultant to run the process for them.
Considering that this process can last up to six months and involve over 450 person-hours,