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Litigation Process Development

Lawsuits often arise out of disagreements between businesses, people, or other entities and often follow a distinct pattern that involves pleadings, trial, discovery, and in some cases, appeals. However, the process can be voluntarily halted by the involved parties by reaching a settlement or agreement at any time.

As a litigation support agency, Barrister Digital Solutions offers customized digital discovery solutions, including litigation process development that meets the needs of our clients. We provide litigation support from data management, to trial preparation. We provide on-site consulting, assistance with managed review, and even print and creative production.

Here is a look at the litigation process development and how our services can help make things easier for you.

Pleadings

When a lawsuit is filed, each party files its initial documents, known as “pleadings.” It is through these papers that each party explains their side of the dispute.

The Complaint: Litigation starts when the plaintiff presents a complaint to the court and delivers a copy to the other party – the defendant. Claims describe in detail what the defendant did or did not do, causing harm to the accuser and the legal reason why the petitioner holds the defendant responsible for damages done.

The Answer: Once a complaint has been filed, the defendant is then given a limited amount of time to come up with, and file a reply to the grievances made. The answer often provides the accused’s side of the dispute. They may also file a counterclaim against the plaintiff claiming the accuser actually harmed them.

When it comes to the filing of complaints or presentation of the answer, BDS can offer you speedy and timely processing, handling, and hosting of all documentation needed to build a case or argue one.

Discovery

Thorough preparation is essential for any litigation process to be successful. Discovery is where each party gathers relevant information from third parties or each other. Document review and organization, research of the law and witness interviews can help clients and their attorneys assess the merits of defenses and claims. Depending on the nature of the case, these and other steps may be needed.

Discovery: Often the longest part of any case, discovery starts immediately after a suit is filed and often doesn’t stop until shortly before the trial. The process involves the gathering of information through written questions, requests for permissions, requests for document copies and in some cases depositions.

Expert Witnesses: Sometimes the defense or a claim may require support from expert witnesses who can validate an argument or explain technical information.

Motions: Before trial commences, the involved parties may use a motion to ask the court to either act or rule. Motions are generally related to facts in the case or law, but may sometimes seek resolution or clarification of procedural disputes lie asking the court to dismiss some (if not all) parts of a defendant’s defense or a plaintiff’s case or to order a particular part to exclude some evidence or produce specific documents.

At BDS, we understand the importance of the discovery process and how critical it is to the building of a case. For most clients looking to shift to the e-discovery process, the paper discovery and printing bit can be quite overwhelming. We offer the most dependable and defensible solutions when it comes to the management of litigation discovery, allowing our clients to focus on the more weightier issues at hand.

Trial

Here, both parties present their evidence in support of claims made or defenses to a judge and/or jury. Before trial, each party is required to provide the presiding judge a document known as the “brief,” which outlines the evidence and arguments to be used during a trial. During the trial process, each party is allowed to offer their opening statements, call witnesses, and introduce exhibits and documents in support of its argument. Once all this has been done, and each party has made its closing argument, the court then takes time to deliberate the evidence and arguments presented before reaching a verdict or decision.

How the different claims, documents and different data needed in the building of a case or defense is handled matters a lot since it may determine how a lawsuit works out. That is why it is important that you have professional litigation support by your side to process and manage all your digital discovery needs throughout your cases’ life-cycle.

Our secure digital discovery, data organization and processing for review, onsite consulting, and creative/print production services are designed to ensure that you have more time to focus on the things that matter most while we handle all your data and information. This, coupled with our experienced and professional technical staff with backgrounds in the legal industry including but forensics, project management, and IT makes it possible for us to implement reliable yet cost-effective processes that address even the most intricate technical litigation requirements.

For professional support throughout your litigation process, contact us at BDS today and find out what we can do for you!

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