XERA’s robust functionality coupled with our governmental experience makes it an ideal technology to aid in complying with the DOJ protocol,” said Ian Campbell, Chief Business Development Officer at iCONECT
Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
iCONECT Development, LLC, providers of web-based e-discovery and litigation software, announced that the functionality of the XERA e-Discovery review platform aids in complying with the e-Discovery protocol that was recently released by the Joint Electronic Technology Working Group that consists of representatives of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts’ (AOUSC) Office of Defender Services (ODS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Defender Organizations (FDO), private attorneys who accept Criminal Justice Act (CJA) appointments, and liaisons from the United States Judiciary and other AOUSC offices. The protocol, prepared by the JETWG, has recommendations for managing ESI discovery in federal criminal cases. XERA, by iCONECT, meets the protocol’s goals in the following areas.
Goal (a) of the protocol: The parties must comply with their legal discovery obligations
XERA provides a platform that enhances and adds efficiencies to the review, organization, and production of ESI into the most appropriate formats. These formats may include electronic or hardcopy production requirements that meet the needs of e-Discovery obligations.
Goal (b) of the protocol: References the burden of volume of ESI, “so ESI discovery should be done in a manner to facilitate electronic search, retrieval, sorting, and management of discovery information”
XERA offers robust searching and analytical tools that significantly reduces the time and cost burden of large ESI matters. The tools provided by XERA include faceted search, statistical sampling, eMail analytics, and more. These tools help cull through large data sets, delivering a more accurate and efficient review workflow.
Goal (c) of the protocol: The parties should look for ways to avoid unnecessary duplication of time and expense for both parties in the handling and use of ESI
The XERA hosted e-Discovery platform provides robust multi-party access to the ESI pertaining to a matter. In addition the platform is equipped with nine levels of user and database security. XERA allows for databases to be shared between the parties, eliminating the need for duplicate datasets.
“XERA’s robust functionality coupled with our governmental experience makes it an ideal technology to aid in complying with the DOJ protocol,” said Ian Campbell, Chief Business Development Officer at iCONECT. “iCONECT is continually working to make sure that new features in the XERA platform meet the requirements of current and future DOJ guidelines and that we support our government clients such as the CDC and the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.”
In addition to meeting the goals mentioned above, the XERA platform meets many of the principles, recommendations, and goals outlined in the JETWG protocol. The platform provides a centralized repository for multi-party access, with bullet-proof security and segregation options, and also offers access to a wide variety of robust searching capabilities, including advanced analytics and true statistical sampling routines – which create a transparent and defensible quality control process. And XERA supports multiple export and production options, to allow each party the opportunity to receive productions in the manner in which best suits their case process.
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Providing hosted litigation and e-discovery software for more than a decade, iCONECT Development, LLC is a trusted technology partner for law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies and legal service providers. Whether deployed on-premise or hosted by a legal service provider, iCONECT’s products reduce the excessive costs and process inefficiencies associated with eDiscovery. The company is based in Reston, VA (Wash D.C.), with offices in Los Angeles and London, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.iconect.com.
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