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Budgets Are A Reality For Litigators

By Eric E. Bensen & Rebecca K. Myers There is probably no other part of the litigation process where the cold hard reality of hindsight has less in common with the lofty expectations of planning than the much demanded, but universally dreaded litigation budget. Budgeting is a foundational brick...

Litigation Budgets Can Help Resolve Differences Between Inhouse And Outside Counsel

By Eric E. Bensen & Rebecca K. Myers A detailed budget, one that accounts for the number and nature of anticipated motions, scope of discovery to be taken by each side, including depositions, length of trial, etc., provides an opportunity for In-house and Outside Counsel to discuss their expectations...

Will Discovery Management Avoid Ethical Pitfalls?

By Eric E. Bensen & Rebecca K. Myers "Discovery" is not a singular part of the litigation process - it encompasses a number of distinct elements, including document collection, document review, document production, discovery tracking and indexing, privilege review and depositions. Second...

Is the Litigation Team Ready for Trial?

By Eric E. Bensen & Rebecca K. Myers The months (or years) of work Outside Counsel has spent working on the litigation - drafting, reviewing and analyzing the pleadings, collecting, reviewing and producing the documents, drafting, revising and arguing the motions, taking and defending the depositions...