E-discovery is becoming a mainstream process and technology at law firms that also seek to reduce attorney time and create a more efficient document review process. Severson & Werson, an Irvine, California law firm of 120 attorneys, offers an example of the technology’s use in a case that cleared a client and significantly lowered costs of managing evidence.

Severson & Werson represents a variety of clients but specializes in the construction industry. In a recent case, the firm received 250,000 documents relevant to a complicated trial from multiple international parties, with no time to review each one. The combination of large volumes of evidence and short turnaround is a not-uncommon scenario in the world of litigation today, attorneys say.

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