What Good is a Litigation Budget?

The first in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter I.B of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . There is probably no other part of the litigation process where the cold hard reality of hindsight has less...

Does Bringing this Suit Make Sense?

The second in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter I.C of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . Once the pertinent facts and applicable law are analyzed and a detailed budget prepared, virtually all of...

Does Settling the Case Make Sense?

The third in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter I.D of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . If done properly, one of the most significant methods of reducing litigation costs over time is a systematic...

Do Litigation Team Members Have Access to the Information They Need?

The fourth in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter II.C of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . The single biggest impediment to an efficient, cost effective litigation is the poor management of information...

Is Discovery Being Managed Properly? Introduction

The fifth in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter III of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . "Discovery" is not a singular part of the litigation process - it encompasses a number of distinct...

Is Discovery Being Managed Properly? Document Collection

The sixth in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter III.B.2 of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . Outside of trial, discovery is usually, indeed almost invariably, the most expensive part of a litigation...

Is Discovery Being Managed Properly? Document Review.

The seventh in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter III.B.3 of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . To streamline the process and minimize the disruption of business, Document Collection procedures will...

Are Attorneys Properly Prepared for Privilege Review?

The eighth in a series of articles about how to reduce litigation costs while getting better results. The following is adapted from Chapter III.D of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management . Privilege Review is the stage at which all of the documents initially tagged as "Privileged"...

LexisNexis® Litigation Resource Community Podcast: Eric E. Bensen And Rebecca K. Myers On Litigation Management

On this edition, Eric Bensen and Rebecca Myers, co-authors of Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management (LexisNexis 2009), discuss litigation project management, why and how the legal industry is just beginning to adopt some of the techniques, how litigators must become project managers and specific...