NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZyLAB, a leading eDiscovery and information management technology company, today launched its 2011 Pro Bono eDiscovery Services Program. ZyLAB will contribute 1GB of eDiscovery processing services per 10GB processed for its participating clients.
The new ZyLAB program supports the pro bono commitments made by law firms and corporate legal departments and builds upon ZyLAB’s history of donating its eDiscovery software to select war crime investigations. This program was officially unveiled at the annual LegalTech New York conference at the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan.
The ZyLAB Pro Bono eDiscovery Services Program aggregates the volume of eDiscovery processing projects completed for each client during each fiscal quarter of 2011 and subsequently provides pro bono eDiscovery services for up to 10% of that volume for the selected beneficiary. Participating clients may recommend beneficiaries for the program based on their own selected pro bono projects, or the pro bono services may be directed to a designated NGO or war crime investigation. ZyLAB has extensive experience providing eDiscovery services and software to high-stakes, high-volume legal proceedings with significant social impact, such as the United Nations war crime tribunals and war crime investigations.
ZyLAB reports that in previous years the company has, collectively, donated more than $250,000 in software and services to the Sierra Leone tribunal, the Cambodia tribunal, and a Rwanda war criminal investigation. The company strives to surpass that amount of pro bono eDiscovery services by partnering with law firms and corporate legal departments that are actively engaged in their own pro bono initiatives.
"During the Slobodan Milosevic trial, we found ZyLAB to be the ideal technical partner to implement our vision for bringing justice, managing millions of documents, and complying with the stringent rules of international law," said Gonzalo de Cesare, former information manager for several UN war crimes tribunals.
“Recent reports have indicated law firms and corporate legal departments dug deeper to increase their pro bono contributions over the last year. We are pleased to give clients the option to partner with an eDiscovery provider that has a similar mindset and dedication,” said Mary Mack, Esq., enterprise technology counsel for ZyLAB who joined ZyLAB, in part, because of its commitment to pro bono. “This gives law firms and legal departments additional resources for pro bono impact cases without breaking the bank.”
ZyLAB provides end-to-end eDiscovery software and services; pro bono services may span any processing on electronically stored information (ESI), such as collection, culling, indexing, and hosted review, depending on the beneficiary’s specific needs.
To learn more about participating in this program, please contact Mary Mack at 866-995-2262 ext. 830.
ZyLAB’s industry-leading, modular eDiscovery and enterprise information management solutions enable organizations to manage boundless amounts of enterprise data in any format and language to mitigate risk, reduce costs, investigate matters and elicit business productivity and intelligence.
The ZyLAB eDiscovery system is directly aligned with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the company’s products and services are used on an enterprise level by corporations, government agencies, courts, and law firms, as well as on specific projects for legal services, auditing, and accounting providers. ZyLAB systems are also available in a Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) model.
ZyLAB has received numerous industry accolades and is one of the few companies to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology” for 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition, Gartner has given ZyLAB the highest rating (“Strong Positive”) in its “MarketScope for E-Discovery and Litigation Support Vendors” for 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as a “Promising” rating in its 2008 “MarketScope for Records Management”.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and McLean, Virginia, ZyLAB also serves local markets from regional offices in New York, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore. To learn more about ZyLAB visit www.zylab.com.