Now that summer is over, our clients have turned their minds to the information gathering stage on a number of projects. We have spent much of September conducting custodian interviews for everything from information governance and litigation readiness projects to the collection stage of e-discovery projects. As part of that process, we have noticed a trend – there is often some confusion as to whether lawyers, clerks or IT professionals are best suited to conduct these interviews. Like much in the legal world, the answer is: it depends.
In many cases, the lawyer with carriage will have the most substantive knowledge of the matter and thus, be the best person to do the interviews. However, where there are technical issues, the input of an IT professional may be necessary. A melding of legal and IT expertise is often needed, particularly when it comes to understanding how records are stored and can be retrieved or to determining what technology tools are best able to manage information.
Wortzmans deals with these issues on a daily basis. If you need the blend of legal and technology expertise, give us a call. We can help you discover, gather and organize information using the best technology.