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Position: Specialist, eDiscovery & Litigation Support Purpose of the role : In collaboration with the Litigation Support Team, this position assists with all aspects of eDiscovery and Litigation Support case management, building relationships with internal and external clients, and providing exceptional work product under the direction of the Co-Managers. Reports To: Managers, eDiscovery & Litigation Support Duties and Responsibilities: Understand advanced eDiscovery Analytics concepts and implement those technologies to increase efficiency and optimize processes and report to counsel Provide technical advice and guidance to counsel, litigation support team and clients respecting eDiscovery, data collection and defensible document collection Participate in custodian interviews as required to coordinate the collection of electronic data Implement and execute defensible data collection from clients Liaise with external vendors on hosted eDiscovery projects, including implementing work flow processes to meet project specifications Design and implement review strategies incorporating Continuous Active Learning technology, liaising with review teams and conducting QC of the model and review Design, implement, update and maintain litigation databases, coordinate import/export of data, image and conduct QC of output using SQL backed eDiscovery software Research and maintain knowledge of available litigation support systems and technology innovations in the marketplace to determine software trends and opportunities for improvement Provide support to lawyers regarding document searching, retrieval and reporting Assist in advising lawyers on document collection, review and analysis of electronic evidence Assist in preparing recommendations, budgets, and project plans Transcript management, including issue coding of questioning transcripts and electronic linking Perform data archiving in accordance with firm protocols Respond to urgent after-hours information requests Participate in training and professional development opportunities, including mentoring in eDiscovery Other duties and responsibilities as required Education & Qualifications: High school diploma required; 8+ years of litigation support experience with an emphasis on technical support in either a legal or vendor environment (or equivalent education and experience); Certification in litigation support software or CEDS Certification required; and Working knowledge and practical expertise working with leading litigation document management and support systems, including Ipro Open Discovery and/or Relativity preferred. Required Skills & Personality Traits for Success: Functional/Technical Expertise: Knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled in eDiscovery and litigation support services; keeps abreast of industry trends and innovations, translating knowledge into added value for the Firm. Industry Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) as it pertains to the defensible and cost-effective handling of evidence in line with case strategies and legal team need; uses knowledge to advance the Firm's goals. Creativity: Resourceful in finding ways to make improvements by challenging pre-existing conceptions and offering alternatives; generates original ideas and fosters creativity in others. Drive/Energy: Exhibits passion about role and has the stamina and endurance to handle workloads; productive in a fast-paced environment while still maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Assertiveness: Readily offers opinions and takes action; willing to challenge others appropriately when required; has the self-confidence to trust own judgement and not overly depend on the approval of others. Why BD&P? The world is changing, and it’s happening faster than ever. Constant transformation, progress, setbacks, challenges. Businesses and people are adapting, but nobody can do it alone. Maybe it’s easier for us to keep up because we’ve always been nimble and we’ve always brought creative thinking to the way we practice law. BD&P is a full-service boutique law firm headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Our approximately 120 lawyers are bright, deeply talented legal minds who work on a broad spectrum of matters and litigation work, sitting across the table from national and international firms. BD&P is proud to maintain its independence while representing clients in a wide variety of sectors including in sectors including Energy, renewables, Agribusiness, technology and life sciences. We like to think having a track-record of supporting entrepreneurs gives us a unique approach. We are not just legal advisors, we are true partners. We've been called unconventional and we think that makes us better partners to our clients for now- and for the future. BD&P has an inclusive culture where their people feel motivated to bring their best to the workplace. We understand that diversity and inclusion result in better decision making, more innovative problem solving, and enhanced creativity. With a culture of collegiality, the firm encourages pursuits that go beyond the office, as we know that remarkable people have passions beyond their profession. The diverse activities pursued by the firm's partners, associates and staff bring an authentic kinetic energy to the firm. Do you have what it takes to succeed in this position? Are you the right fit with our team? Please note that, due to the volume of applications we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted. Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
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