Litigation support is a blanket term that refers to any and all elements of a collection of services that provide assistance in legal proceedings. The term can refer to anything from copying and filing to providing expert testimony in court or deposition.
Insourcing and Outsourcing
If you work in a large law firm, you probably have a large staff of paralegals and specialized personnel to assist with technological support, managing data, indexing, and other tasks that involve the nuts and bolts of preparing materials for a case. Smaller firms may hire litigation support specialists to assist with these tasks on a case-by-case basis.
Whether your firm’s staff is large or small, in some instances your support team may need to outsource for specialized support, such as private investigation, forensic accounting, consulting, or other experts. Using technology and managing the process of e-discovery has become an increasingly essential element of litigation support.
Of course, at The Records Company we focus on litigation support through records retrieval. We retrieve all kinds of records, but we emphasize medical records retrieval, which can be an arduous and time-consuming task for even the most seasoned professional. We don’t just retrieve records on behalf of your firm, we conduct research to find records related to your initial request, saving your team time and energy they can use to pursue other tasks related to your case.
Getting the Best from Litigation Support
Different firms have different needs for litigation support. These needs can vary from case to case, and they may change over time. Still, two factors remain constant. Firms want reliable and efficient support, and clients want predictable costs—preferably low costs. We all know our clients like delightful surprises. They don’t like surprises that cost them more money. Careful background research on potential support providers will allow you to select sources that will ultimately save time and money, allowing you to meet client expectations on both fronts. You want to be sure you’re choosing the right tool for the right job.
Because The Records Company specializes in one specific area—records retrieval—we combine extensive expertise with a transparent pricing model. We offer efficient procedures and personal attention that give you the predictable and reliable procedures that will satisfy your needs and your clients’ expectations.