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Building eDiscovery Teams

There's a good report over at Information Week (registration required) that discusses how creating eDiscovery teams can help to lessen the eDiscovery burden and relieve some of the pain typically associated with the process.

IT and Legal departments within companies don't often see eye-to-eye when it comes to eDiscovery.  It makes sense considering that they come from different backgrounds and have different goals and responsibilities when it comes to eDiscovery. 
Still, those differences can create some serious problems, lead to expensive eDiscovery processes, and sometimes even sanctions.  In order to prevent damage to their company, IT and Legal have to come together to craft an eDiscovery system that helps both departments achieve their eDiscovery objectives.

The eDiscovery report examines how the IT and Legal departments from three companies in three different industries have used ediscovery teams to bridge the gap between them and craft a cost-effective eDiscovery strategy.

The report also points out that a solid eDiscovery plan can offer companies a business advantage in addition to a legal one.