For eDiscovery, Happy Days Are Here Again!

Judging by an early peek at the data in the Blickstein Group/Exterro study, we can safely say that in-house legal departments are feeling bullish about their prospects.

Extract from article by Tim Rollins

In just a week’s time, the 2nd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management from Exterro and the Blickstein Group will be released. For in-house legal departments—and specifically for e-discovery professionals—the news is good.

Judging by an early peek at the data in the Blickstein Group/Exterro study, we can safely say that in-house legal departments are feeling bullish about their prospects.

Some highlights include:

  • Legal departments reporting budget growth outnumber those reporting decreases by 2:1
  • Legal departments reporting inside spend growth outnumber those reporting decreases by almost 4:1

Making the case for internal investments that yield long-term rewards (like, say, e-discovery technology) should be easier now than it has been in the recent past, as competing enterprises are likely doing the same.

Additional Reading:

A Matter of Pricing? A Running Update of Semi-Annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey Responses

First administered in December of 2018 and conducted four times during the last two years with 334 individual responses, the semi-annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey highlights pricing on selected collection, processing, and review tasks. The aggregate results of all surveys as shared in the provided comparative charts may be helpful for understanding pricing and its impact on purchasing behavior on selected services over time.



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