San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2006
MetaLINCS™, a leading provider of E-Discovery software, today announced the availability of a trial offer that provides corporate legal teams, law firms and government agencies a free early assessment analysis of their electronic data pertaining to any legal matter. Qualified organizations can submit up to 10GB of electronic data for automated review and receive a customized Early Case Assessment Report of key results within 5 days. A sample report based on analysis of the Enron email database can be found at http://www.metalincs.com/promos/freeAssessment.html.
The free service specifically targets attorneys, investigators and litigation support professionals who desire a way to find key evidence in electronic information that is dramatically more reliable, timely and cost-effective than the current approaches to E-Discovery, which are almost entirely manual. Today's predominant best-practice methods for E-Discovery are dominated by service providers that employ a small army of people to collect, process and comb through electronic information. Not merely expensive, the service provider approach to E-Discovery is error-prone, time-consuming, and provides very limited visibility into the significance of the information discovered.
"The E-Discovery component of most legal matters and investigations come with short deadlines, which puts companies and law firms under tremendous pressure to produce information that can help them quickly assess their exposure and begin to build a case strategy," said Ramon Nunez, CEO of MetaLINCS. "Today's manual E-Discovery processes are too slow and tedious to allow for a fast, comprehensive understanding of the information at hand. Early case assessment enables legal teams to find and drill down on the most relevant case material during the earliest stages of a case and demonstrates the power of early knowledge."
E-Discovery is now the most costly component of the legal and investigatory process, and as it grows in complexity, the associated costs and risks continue to soar. The ability to assess cases at their earliest stages can reduce overall e-discovery costs by as much as 75%. Early assessment can also lead counsel to conclude that 80% of the data they processed is irrelevant, not requiring further examination. Such early insight can inform initial strategic decision-making and drive more favorable case outcomes.
Organizations that take advantage of the MetaLINCS' offer will receive a customized Early Case Assessment Report, featuring in-depth analysis results in the following areas:
Related Concepts – MetaLINCS provides a related concept analysis based on the keyword list you provide. This helps identify additional words and phrases that are relevant to the case.
Thread Analysis – For each of your keywords you can also see a list of the top email conversations involving that keyword. This analysis can help create a context for understanding each keyword and the people involved.
Social Network Analysis – Social Network Analysis shows the communication patterns of key individuals during critical time periods. These analyses reveal individuals you may not have known about or initially considered important to the case.
More information about this MetaLINCS free offer can be found at http://www.metalincs.com. Users can also register for the free Early Case Assessment by calling 1-800-221-6382.
About MetaLINCS eDiscovery Application
The MetaLINCS E-Discovery application offers corporate attorneys, investigators and litigators the most comprehensive E-Discovery review and analysis software available. The platform combines a patent-pending guided discovery process with a unique visual representation of the relationships between people, events, time, documents and communication patterns. This approach allows users to quickly gain an understanding of electronic information in context, which leads to more successful investigations, mitigates compliance risks, and reduces discovery and litigation costs.
MetaLINCS is a leading provider of Electronic Discovery software. The company's flagship product, the MetaLINCS E-Discovery application, drives early and accurate case assessments by guiding users through the discovery process and suggesting new areas for analysis. Corporate attorneys, investigators and litigators are able to make better decisions earlier, boost discovery productivity, and ensure discovery consistency across cases. The MetaLINCS eDiscovery application is the first commercial software to visualize relationships between people, events, time, documents and communication patterns. Founded in 2003, MetaLINCS is a privately held company located in Mountain View, California and has received venture financing from ArrowPath Venture Capital, Newbury Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information about the company, visit http://www.metalincs.com.
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