Construction-related litigation and arbitration matters are often very document intensive, due to the large number of relevant documents produced during the course of a construction project. Key documents, including contracts; change orders; requests for information (RFIs); daily, weekly, and monthly reports; and project correspondence can be extremely voluminous and difficult to manage.
Interface Consulting draws on its extensive experience in litigation and arbitration to provide high quality document management services to its clients. The firm is capable of handling both paper-based discovery and electronic document discovery, and remains up to date on the latest document-management technology.
Interface Consulting provides an array of services to our clients relative to document management. These services include the following:
Electronic Discovery Document Databases
In today’s business environment, a vast majority of documentation exists electronically rather than on paper. As a result, litigation production can contain massive volumes of documents. Interface Consulting’s electronic document management team possesses a wealth of knowledge on a variety of electronic document databases, including Summation, Relativity, and DISCO.
Electronic Document Review and Analysis
Interface Consulting has developed and honed a methodology for organizing and reviewing large sets of electronic documents, both in native and converted formats. Interface Consulting applies a global document review-based approach that utilizes focused keyword searches and a multi-tiered review process. This methodology ensures that clients are afforded the most efficient and thorough document review possible.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A significant advantage of managing and maintaining electronic documents is the ability to quickly and easily search those documents. Search capabilities rely on the text of those documents being available in the database. Documents that have been scanned to an image file need to be processed via optical character recognition (OCR) to convert the images into text that can be read by a computer and searched using focused keywords. Interface Consulting provides this service to our clients in-house and is capable of processing hundreds of thousands of files, resulting in text output that can be imported into a document management system such as Summation, Relativity, or DISCO or reviewed by Interface’s team. The OCR process allows for rapid, efficient, and thorough review of sets of documents numbering in the millions.