Last week, we wrote about the outdated, inefficient, and insecure methods that are still in use for production of evidence in litigation. It seems absurd to us that parties in litigation still deliver evidence to opposing counsel, judges, or other parties on a disk. With all of the attention paid to the collection, processing, and review of digital evidence, you’d think that someone would have come up with a secure, simple, and inexpensive method for production.
We also alluded to upcoming news that would shatter the old production paradigm. That news is Discovery Cloud WIRE (Web-services Infrastructure for Records Exchange), the first cloud-based production tool for delivering evidence in litigation. With our new WIRE feature, parties can now deliver a cloud-based data collection to judges, opposing counsel, experts, or any other parties in a secure, forensically sound platform.
Production is a not just a needlessly expensive process, but one that adds significant time delays and risk to the transfer of relevant digital data to opposing counsel. There’s no reason why parties should have to rely on the physical delivery of disks transported by mail or courier to produce evidence. Each side is incurring costs for exporting, then importing, and ultimately exporting the same data set. With Nextpoint’s cloud-based WIRE production tool, data is produced once. Parties can choose to export the data to the platform of their choice, or simply use our Trial Cloud platform or technology.
WIRE lets users create a new Trial Cloud instance, or copy of a collection of evidence. Users simply click a button within the Discovery Cloud application, which creates a cloned copy of a chosen set of evidence. Users can invite the appropriate parties in litigation to access the new collection. This collection is stripped of all work product and contains only evidence they have reviewed and approved for production. The collection preserves all document metadata for review.
The receiving party will have access to the data collection for a limited time. During that period, they have full access to all of our reviewing tools. After that point, those parties can either become paying customers to retain access or export the data to another platform.
Nextpoint’s cloud-based platform is a game-changer that eliminates redundant costs and unnecessary steps. With just a few clicks data has been produced and is ready for review from the other side. It’s just that easy.