SOURCE: Zapproved Inc.

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February 01, 2010 07:05 ET

Zapproved Expands the E-Discovery Preservation Workflow in Legal Hold Pro With New Custodian Interview Feature

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today at LegalTech the release of a new capability for creating, managing and recording custodian interviews as part of its Legal Hold Pro tool. Legal Hold Pro is the first pure cloud-based system for managing legal hold notifications in compliance with legal best practices.

Legal Hold Pro's automated legal hold management process ensures a precise and complete compliance audit trail and a highly efficient preservation workflow. The new custodian interview feature is available now and enables legal teams to both validate their preservation efforts and ready their collection efforts by recording interview responses. Such interviews can then serve as a foundation for gathering responsive electronically stored information ("ESI") and documents.

By managing the custodian interview process in Legal Hold Pro, users will lower their litigation risk, improve efficiency and enhance defensibility through a predictable and repeatable litigation hold process. When initiating a litigation hold, counsel and litigation support teams create an online questionnaire for custodians to complete as part of the response process. The survey can be configured with either multiple choice or open-ended questions. All custodial responses are automatically tracked and added to the audit trail of the preservation notice.

"Once the litigation hold notification has been distributed and custodians have responded, the critical next phase in preservation is to contact them and understand what responsive ESI and documents they may have in their control," said Mandi Ross, Managing Director of Prism Litgation Technology in Chicago. "Including the ability to create a customized questionnaire and then record custodial response in Legal Hold Pro will make it an invaluable tool for counsel by assisting them in creating a more thorough and defensible record of the preservation process."

The Legal Hold Pro service is available on a monthly subscription basis starting as low as $150 per month. There is no long-term commitment required to start using the system, since data can be exported at any time. Zapproved is also making the service available to organizations for unlimited use with annual subscription pricing.

To see a demonstration of Legal Hold Pro at LegalTech in New York February 1-3, visit Booth 320. To schedule a time to view a demonstration, send an email to info@legalholdpro.com or call (888) 376-0666.

About Zapproved Inc.

Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider based in Portland, Ore., with a platform that adds accountability to business communications. Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration. To learn more, visit www.zapproved.com/aboutus.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Chris Bright
    Vice President of Marketing
    Zapproved Inc.
    Telephone: +1 503 307-1261
    Email: Email Contact