Our Virtual Paralegals can Help Attorneys with Discovery
Discovery is perhaps the most important part of litigation, as the information obtained (and disclosed) during discovery will ultimately determine the outcome of a case. Discovery can also be a tedious and time-consuming process. Our virtual paralegals can help attorneys with the discovery process.
When it comes to drafting discovery requests, many attorneys find it most efficient to have a paralegal prepare the “rough draft” for their review. That way, the attorney can spend less time on discovery while still ensuring the final product meets with the attorney’s approval. Our virtual paralegals are experienced at drafting discovery requests and can help with that initial step.
Similarly, responding to discovery requests often involves paralegals doing the rough review of documents that are to be produced, followed by a final attorney review. This makes sense, as much of the process is simple yet time-consuming, making it ill-suited for attorney time but well-suited for paralegal time. Using our virtual paralegals for this portion of the discovery process can reduce costs and increase efficiency.
Reviewing discovery responses from opposing counsel is also an area where virtual paralegal services can be quite useful. Often time, opposing counsel will not fully comply with discovery and it is necessary to determine what portions of their responses are not fully compliant so that the matter can be addressed with opposing counsel (or the court if necessary). As with other discovery tasks, our virtual paralegals are well-equipped to handle this issue.