Litigation support services are provided to the law firms and law professionals by litigation paralegals or other support staff during a litigation. Outsourcing of litigation support is also provider by legal service providers who have many litigation support analysts and specialists working under law professionals for them. The primary responsibility of a Litigation Support Analyst is to give support legal in the use of litigation support tools and software in delivering client services.
An ideal litigation support analyst should be certified in one of the primary litigation support databases like Summation or Concordance. What are the various duties and responsibilities of a litigation support analyst? Here is a list of the works that is to be executed,
- Support in the preparation of legal case / trial
- Document creation using litigation support applications
- Manage data / index / images
- Scanning / coding of documents with vendors
- Prepare court room presentation
- Resolve issues in the use of tools
- Training clients on the litigation tools usages
- Ensure that litigation support is provided all along the way
- Preparation of monthly worksheet summaries of different cases to lawyers
- Billing work
Needless to say, the litigation support analyst must have special skills for doing the job that includes qualities like strong communication skills, ability to work under high pressure environment, ability to work within short deadlines, independent decision making, good comprehension of detailed instructions, excellent interaction abilities and usable knowledge of computers, networking, etc. Offshore locations, primarily India, is fast growing and becoming the hub of litigation support outsourcing and other LPO (legal processes outsourcing).
Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) is a US based company that offers a wide rage of legal outsourcing services like legal transcription, legal coding, legal animation, e-discovery, legal document preparation, legal research, legal web design and litigation support to its clients in the US, Canada the UK and Australia.