Preparing for litigation has become a complex and risky endeavor for many organizations today
due to a changing legal landscape, rising costs for legal services, challenging information
management environments and rapidly changing office technology systems. To be prepared for
litigation requires expertise from experienced legal counsel, capable managers of information,
and highly qualified support staff. Together, they must be able to prioritize information identification, as well as capture and preserve information thoroughly to respond to demands for litigation related records. Successful litigation increasingly requires a teaming relationship among law firms, their clients, and information management professionals. These collaborating individuals must become clearly communicating partners, assuming new roles and responsibilities during litigation by adopting new business models with shared responsibilities.
John T. Phillips