Case Study – Tim Thames


Name: Tim Thames Location: Columbia, SC What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I was a case manager for a corporation managing products liability and asbestos litigation. As a former paralegal with a large law firm, I worked with litigation support review tools like Concordance and Summation to organize primarily […]

Effective Use of Coding Panels

Effective Use of Coding Panels
This entry is Item 2 of 2 in the series Document Review

In our previous article we discussed Preparing to Begin a Document Review. In this follow-up article, we will discuss best practices for the use of coding panels in document reviews. We also continue with our theme of being effective and efficient. Every review tool includes a software feature we refer to as a “coding panel” […]

Case Study – Brad Lynch


Name: Brad Lynch Location: Columbia, SC What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I initially set off to be a computer programmer, so I began my career working for a well-known area software company. I started working in the mail department and delivered inter-office mail around the building. I also […]

Electronic Discovery – Forensic Image

Forensic Image

In previous articles, I discussed the Legal Hold, the Subpoena or CID, the custodian Identification process and Chain of Custody. Now we need to discuss a very important part of the collection process. In terms of best practices, any data collection should be handled very carefully to avoid changing the data in any way. However, the […]

32 Logistical Best Practices for Managing a Document Review


The overall goal for a document review is for the document categorization to be as accurate/consistent as possible and for the review to be completed in a timely fashion. As a litigation support professional, one of my favorite project management tasks is managing a large document review. Designing an efficient workflow and process is key, […]

Fast Tip Friday – Convert Doc Number List to Searchable Bates Numbers

Convert Doc Number List to Searchable Bates Numbers

This is an adaptation of an article posted on the Excel Esquire site. This scenario happens often in the middle of a litigation matter. Attorneys will make a list of relevant document numbers and only include the part of the number that is different. But in order for a paralegal or litigation support professional to […]

LitSuppGuru is 4 Years Old


I celebrated my birthday a few days ago. Four years ago, I launched on my birthday. When I reflect back on the past four years, I am proud of the impact this site has had on so many individuals. I have met some wonderful people that I would not have met otherwise. I have […]

Case Study – Sean O’Shea


Name: Sean O’Shea Location: New York, NY What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you? I temped for law firms in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco from 1996 to 1998, mainly coding documents the old fashioned way. This was my first exposure to the legal world, working on cases with […]