February 14, 2023
How an ALSP Can Help Legal Firms and Companies With Litigation
In recent years, alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) have become an increasingly popular choice for companies looking to grow the capacity of their legal departments. Complex litigation can be burdensome for in-house teams, leading them to rely on an ALSP. By combining legal expertise with advanced technology support and project management, ALSPs can help clients at each step of the litigation process. Learn more in this post from QuisLex.
ALSPs Provide Early Case Assessment
Proper early case assessment (ECA) is critical to accurately evaluating risk. But for many law firms and legal departments, ECA can be a time-consuming process. An ALSP can provide flexible, short-term, or long-term staffing support, expanding the capacity of a legal team when extra help is needed. ALSPs can significantly expedite the ECA process by identifying surplus data, removing duplicate files, and flagging irrelevant files. Many ALSPs have expertise in legal software platforms, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to assist with the assessment process.
Expertise in First Pass Review
Corporate litigants often rely on an outside service to conduct a managed document review. A "first pass" review of electronically stored information (ESI) is key for identifying relevant documents and weeding out extraneous information. An ALSP often is best equipped to handle a first pass review because they have expertise in legal software that expedites the process at a lower cost. Plus, many ALSPs have quality control procedures and established workflow processes that ensure the review process is thorough yet efficient.
Experience With a Broad Range of File Types
Gone are the days of reviewing mountains of paper files. Currently, electronic discovery (or eDiscovery for short) is the standard. Legal teams must devote significant time to filing document requests, organizing digital files, and reviewing file metadata, such as timestamps. During the discovery process, litigants may need to review other information besides written documents, such as:
- Audio files
- Chat logs
- Instant messages
An ALSP team can leverage its expertise in legal technology platforms to provide end-to-end management of the review process.
Another important component of the review process is identifying documents that fall under the protection of attorney-client privilege. Even when documents contain information relevant to a legal matter, certain communications between a client and their attorney are confidential. Creating a privilege log outlines which documents are subject to attorney-client privilege, but it can be a very time-consuming process. An ALSP can automate this area and design a system to handle native redactions, ensuring documents are kept confidential when needed.
Excellence in Litigation Services and Document Review
A pioneer in the provision of managed legal services, QuisLex works with major corporations and Global 100 law firms to provide comprehensive support. We’ve received many accolades for our expertise in document review and workflow management. These include:
- Chambers and Partners: QuisLex received a Band 1 Ranking for Litigation Services in Chambers and Partners’ Alternative Legal Service Providers Guide.
- Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC): QuisLex was named a Value Champion for its work with Deutsche Bank. We developed AI-enabled tools to standardize the bank’s approach to eDiscovery, resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings.
- New York Law Journal: This leading law journal named QuisLex as a Top 3 Best Managed Document Review Provider and a Top 3 Best Legal Process Outsourcing Provider for multiple years in a row.
Clients can remain confident in the privacy of their information when partnering with QuisLex. In addition to being HITRUST CSF Certified, QuisLex holds the following credentials from the International Organization for Standardization:
- ISO 27001:2013: Certification for Information Security
- ISO 9001:2015: Certification for Quality Management
Learn More About Litigation Services From QuisLex
At QuisLex, we excel at helping our clients work more efficiently while keeping costs under control. We support companies around the world, leveraging our expertise in complex issue coding, early case assessment, and workflow management. We can review documents in multiple languages and manage privilege review and log creation. We develop thorough audit trails and assist with defensibility analysis. QuisLex is a minority business enterprise (MBE) that boasts over 1,000 highly trained permanent team members. For more information about our legal managed services, contact us today.