Applied Discovery Comes North

A Press Release from Lexis just over the wires:

JUNE 27, 2006 – 10:27 ET

LexisNexis Canada Announces Applied Discovery

Applied Discovery Gives Legal Professionals Control of Electronic Discovery with Trusted and Uniquely Customizable Solutions

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – June 27, 2006) – LexisNexis Canada today announced the Canadian launch of LexisNexis® Applied Discovery®, a comprehensive electronic discovery solution. Since 1999, electronic discovery experts at LexisNexis Applied Discovery have been providing end-to-end services and tools to help leading U.S. law firms and their clients understand and manage the entire electronic discovery processA good explanation of what this means is given on the Lexis site..

In today’s business world, companies are creating and storing electronic documents and information at light speed. An estimated 92 to 99 per cent of all documents created and stored are done so electronically, and approximately 60 billion email messages are created and sent each day. The exponential growth of electronic information has resulted in unique challenges not previously encountered in the days of paper-based document discovery. Applied Discovery is committed to helping legal professionals meet and exceed expectations.

The complete Applied Discovery electronic discovery service offers:

* Expert electronic discovery consulting, including pre-litigation, document retention, and e-discovery planning consulting

* Forensically sound and cost-effective data gathering strategies and services

* Advanced media restoration capabilities

* Industry-leading data processing capacity

* Online Review, the Applied Discovery patent-pending technology that displays virtually any electronic document type as a fully searchable and secure web-based PDF file without compromising the integrity of the original file format

* Document production and reporting, including production in electronic or paper format

“Applied Discovery products and services streamline and simplify the traditional document discovery process, save law firms and their clients time and money, and provide lawyers with a strategic advantage in document review,” said Alan Dingle, vice president, Corporate Development, at LexisNexis Canada. “The electronic discovery experts at Applied Discovery have set the standard for electronic discovery in the United States, and have a proven track record of providing the greatest value in electronic discovery products and services.”

“Applied Discovery’s advanced technical and strategic solutions will be of critical importance to the Canadian legal profession as the groundswell of electronic discovery continues to grow in Canada,” said Wendy Cole, LL.B., product manager, Applied Discovery, at LexisNexis Canada. In speaking about the evolution of electronic document discovery in Canada, Cole remarked that “a lawyer’s ability to provide a client with sound electronic document management advice, as well as to efficiently and effectively produce a client’s electronic documents in the context of litigation or regulatory investigation, is more than a strategic advantage-it has quickly become a matter of professional competence.”

A new section on the LexisNexis Canada web site provides both legal professionals and their clients with up-to-date legal and technical information about the emergence of electronic discovery in Canada.

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