The second of Litigation Shareholder Craig D. Mills’ three-part series is out. The feature, published in Inside Counsel, provides tips on how inside counsel can control the cost and increase the effectiveness of discovery in a civil case. Titled “The Art of Discovery: How Inside Counsel Can Control Costs While Still Getting Results,” Mills’ article cites the importance of minimizing “the cost and effort required to properly prepare for trial.” What does that entail? Mills says being “hands-on and proactive, but preparing yourself and leveraging today’s technology,” can help the discovery process go as seamless as possible.

Evaluating e-competency early on is just one of the three tips Mills suggests. Asking questions such as, “Does the firm have its own litigation tech support team, or do they farm e-discovery tasks out to a vendor?” can help you decide if the firm has the credentials to take on your case. Other questions regarding the firms’ experience and abilities in the e-discovery realm are important too. 

Learn what other tips he has to offer by reading the full article – “The Art of Discovery: How Inside Counsel Can Control Costs While Still Getting Results” (Inside Counsel, January 14, 2015)