On Friday night, Wortzman Nickle received an email from a valued firm client, asking if we could review 36,000 records by Sunday for a (clearly!) urgent matter. We answered in the affirmative. We always love a challenge.
We mobilized our team of review lawyers, ensuring at least 15-20 were available if volumes warranted a large team. The data was sent to the retained vendor, who received it and processed it in record time.
Ultimately, culling techniques proved very effective, reducing the collection to under 2,000 records for review. While it is always tempting to expedite (rush) the start of the review to get it going, the time spent to properly cull always pays off.
Six lawyers were put to work after a training session on Saturday. The team made short work of the records, completing the review by mid-day on Sunday. A report summarizing the findings was sent to the client later the same day, and case closed!
Lessons learned? Almost anything is possible if you have an experienced team, a good vendor, and you take the time to plan and cull before diving into the review.