Who is a Litigation Support Professional


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Who is a Litigation Support Professional Litigation support professionals help lawyers manage large-scale litigation. They design and implement databases to manage order index summarize and coordinate the large volumes of data produced in important litigation particularly in preparation for the trial. Litigation Support Firm can also develop data management strategies assist with technology in the courtroom provide user support and training on patented and branded software and coordinate with technology providers. Some litigation support professionals are paralegals / IT hybrids who perform traditional paralegal tasks while assuming IT roles. Educational requirements: Litigation support professionals generally hold a four-year bachelor’s degree in a related field as well as advanced technical skills and training in database and litigation support applications. Some litigation support professionals have advanced degrees sometimes even legal titles. It is not strange that a practicing lawyer

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changes his efforts on this side of the practice. Understanding the discovery process is critical so any person with prior experience in this area such as a paralegal would have an advantage. In many law firms the educational requirements may be less important than the skills acquired. Legal experience related in the range of four to seven years is preferable. Skills needed: Solid IT knowledge and familiarity with document management systems and test presentation software hardware and graphic applications are important. Litigation support professionals must have strong communication skills because the position involves great interaction with lawyers staff and providers. It also requires excellent organizational skills critical thinking skills and attention to detail. Practice environments: Litigation support professionals are employed primarily in law firms companies and legal consulting firms. Labor perspective:

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With recent changes in federal laws that cause a proliferation of electronically stored information litigation support professionals are in great demand. As the industry evolves and litigation support technology becomes increasingly complex the need for Medico Legal Services with specialized legal and technological skills should continue to grow.

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