Free Document Helps Eliminate Issues with Litigation Technical Goods

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Document outlines network and file specifications along with popular litigation software load files. Firms and vendors can create a consistent product using this paper.

Author and Litigation Support veteran, Mark Lieb bridges the gap between firm technical needs and vendor product in his free online document, Litigation Support Technical Standards. Located at, the site provides a template of technical specifications for as many types of litigation software as possible along with file naming conventions and network standards.

LSTS is a technical supplement to Litigation Support Department – a book specializing in management of case technology, department operations and firm finance. While LSD provides management strategies, LSTS details the technical specifications needed to generate a consistent product regardless of vendor. There is also a “what not to do” section where errors relating to media labels, load files, transcripts, and general issues are illustrated and discussed. All examples are drawn from real life experiences and can help any firm or vendor avoid unnecessary headaches which delay review, productions and the efforts of litigators, paralegals and the Litigation Support Department technicians.

Author Mark Lieb works from San Diego, consulting with firms, service bureaus and software companies on litigation technology and standards. His previous experience includes providing Litigation Support to legal teams for cases ranging from two parties with several small collections to multi-national, multi-party litigation, involving millions of pages of discovery harvested from multiple caches of electronic discovery. He is the co-founder and technical hand behind the Litigation Support Vendors Association (LSVA). A non-profit organization, LSVA provides online forums and discussion moderated by industry experts and representatives from major software companies, covering topics from job listings, computer forensics and electronic discovery to best practices and standards.

Litigation Support Department is written by Ad Litem Consulting, Inc. – a firm run by Mr. Lieb, which provides clients with a scalable business model applicable to practices ranging from a single attorney to international firms with many geographically dispersed locations and Litigation Support teams. The book is available at

Contact: Mark R. Lieb

Phone: 619/820.4874



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