Extract from Mike Quartararo's article "Is Your Legal Operations Team ‘Litigation Ready’?"
Last week I wrote here a short piece on collecting data in litigation, and it occurred to me afterwards of course that I skipped a beat — I should have first talked about how an organization can prepare for those occasions when another entity takes legal action against them. This is particularly true since I wrote here a few weeks ago about information governance as the foundation of e-discovery.
Planning is the first of the five Ps
In many ways, the steps that an organization should take to be prepare before it is sued are very much like the steps we talked about when collecting ESI. I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, when I say things like proper planning prevents poor performance, but as with any project, the most important component is planning.
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