SOURCE: CaseCentral

October 20, 2008 07:28 ET

CaseCentral's 'Case in Point' Cartoon Series Pokes Fun at the Disorder in the Court of eDiscovery

New Cartoon Series Illustrates the Lighter Side of eDiscovery for Weekly Distribution; Contest Asks Legal and IT World to Provide Funniest eDiscovery Moments

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - ACC Annual Meeting - CaseCentral, the leader in secure, on-demand eDiscovery software for corporate counsel and law firms to simplify and take control of eDiscovery, today unveiled a new, first of its kind, eDiscovery cartoon series, 'Case in Point.'

'Case in Point' illustrates the humor in the often confusing and sometimes absurd communications and dynamics that occur every day between the legal and technical professionals who are responsible for implementing and managing eDiscovery. From lawyers making requests that make IT staffers cringe, to IT staffers not knowing the difference between legal torts and pastry tarts, 'Case in Point' will shine a comical spotlight on all participants in the eDiscovery ecosystem.

"Getting IT and Legal to communicate and work together to address their eDiscovery challenges has oftentimes been jokingly referred to as a 'shotgun marriage between strangers after a boozy night in the Vegas casinos'," said Vivian Tero, Program Manager for Compliance Infrastructure, IDC. "And, as with any successful marriage, the couple has to keep a sense of humor to make things work. Some could also benefit from sessions with their marriage counselors, which would be their records management team and eDiscovery consultants."

As part of the launch, CaseCentral is announcing a contest inviting anyone from the expansive eDiscovery realm -- lawyers, IT staff, judges, service providers, paralegals, writers and consultants -- to submit their own humorous experience or a scenario they find particularly funny. The contest starts this week at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting, where attendees are encouraged to enter a drawing for one of three signed, inaugural 'Case in Point' cartoons at CaseCentral's booth #606 on the main exhibit floor or CaseCentral's hospitality suite, #206 on the second floor. Participants may submit cartoon ideas online at www.casecentral.com/caseinpoint/idea for consideration. Winners will see their idea turned into a cartoon and receive a $50 gift certificate.

"'Case in Point' turns a comical eye to the commonly dry and bland day-to-day world of eDiscovery," said Steve d'Alencon, Chief Marketing Officer at CaseCentral. "Given today's global economic situation and the existing complexities of eDiscovery, CaseCentral wants to provide a humorous rendition of the most quizzical and frustrating eDiscovery scenarios people experience so we can share a laugh and embrace the subtle humor we encounter regularly in the world of eDiscovery. We encourage all participants to have fun with this and offer their most creative ideas."

CaseCentral recently announced the third version of its on-demand eDiscovery review platform, which is the first multi-case, multi-party eDiscovery review platform with process analytics. The third version enables a repeatable, defensible and measurable eDiscovery processes on one case or multiple cases, across any number of law firms and other parties, and delivers the first integrated Enterprise eDiscovery Dashboard with process analytics which monitors all cases, measures all reviewers and provides law firm statistics across matters. Coupled with CaseCentral's new enterprise pricing model, the third version enables legal and IT teams to dramatically reduce the time, cost and risks of eDiscovery matters, increase quality and efficiency, leverage prior work product and protects documents even after production through a simple on-demand software model that means no additional capital or maintenance costs.

New cartoons available weekly, on Mondays, at: www.casecentral.com/caseinpoint.

Participants may also submit cartoon ideas at: www.casecentral.com/caseinpoint/idea. .

The 'Case in Point' cartoon series is also available as a RSS feed.

About CaseCentral

Founded in 1994, CaseCentral is the leader in secure, on-demand eDiscovery software for corporate counsel and law firms to simplify and take control of eDiscovery. CaseCentral enables repeatable, defensible and measurable eDiscovery processes that significantly reduce cost, risk and time. CaseCentral is the first to deliver an Enterprise eDiscovery Dashboard with process analytics, providing real-time insight into review rates, quality rates and costs per document by case, firm or user. The CaseCentral eDiscovery review platform enables customers to succeed with a single case and seamlessly migrate to multi-case, multi-party, repeatable eDiscovery processes on the same software platform. CaseCentral is used by more than 25 of the Fortune 100 and more than 82 of the AmLaw 100. For more information, call 1.800.714.2727 or visit www.casecentral.com

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