LINDON, UTAH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AccessData, a pioneer of digital investigations and litigation support, today announces the Summation product suite and attendant services and training components have been chosen by the Office of Defender Services, Administrative Office of the United States Courts (ODS), to be the legal evidence review platform for all Federal Defender Organizations (FDOs) in the United States.
This partnership covers all districts in which there are FDOs (91 of the 94 Federal Districts) for all of their attorneys and staff. In addition, both FDOs and private attorneys who accept Criminal Justice Act appointments (CJA panel attorneys) will be eligible to access the system via AccessData’s cloud solution to support multi-party/multi-defendant review for select complex cases. FDOs will deploy Summation for their legal review platform and use AccessData’s online Learning Management System (LMS) for training. Also, AccessData will train all of the IT administrators and power users in various classroom settings nationally. AccessData’s Summation Litigation Support Services will supply corresponding hosting to the FDOs and select CJA panel cases annually.
“The culmination of this project was the development of the Recommendations for Electronically Stored Information Discovery Production in Federal Criminal Cases by the Joint Electronic Technology Working Group between the Defender Services program and the Department of Justice,” stated Tim Leehealey, CEO of AccessData. “We are thrilled to be part of this multi-layered solution. This was a necessarily long and complex process and we are proud to have delivered on the software, training and service requirements for such a needed and groundbreaking program.”
AccessData’s Summation product suite delivers FDOs across the country a stand-alone, networked and/or cloud environment with data interchangeability to support large cases, multi-defendant review and mobile review. Many FDOs already use AccessData’s iBlaze, CaseVantage and FTK™ products and are familiar with the company’s high level of service and support. Further, since training on use of the product is an essential need, the Defender Services program required that classroom, onsite, and online training be available and extensive.
AccessData has begun successful deployments in several FDOs and will continue to assist the remaining offices to get up and running throughout 2012.
Designed to run on the powerful and proven AccessData technology core, Summation is a web-based document, electronic data and transcript review platform that accommodates the workflows of contemporary legal teams. It is simple to use, highly secure and is the first product to combine comprehensive data processing, early case assessment and final review features into a single platform, eliminating the need for iterative processing, data loading and review cycles.
AccessData Group has pioneered digital investigations and litigation support for more than 20 years. Over that time, the company has grown to provide a broad spectrum of stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that enable a 360-degree view into the data at any stage of investigation. The company’s AD eDiscovery platform is an automated, in-house solution that addresses the e-discovery lifecycle from litigation hold to the generation of load files for common third-party review tools. AccessData's AD Summation legal review solution is the gold standard throughout the legal community, having received 45+ legal industry technology and “Reader’s Choice” awards since 1997. More than 100,000 users in corporations, law firms, government agencies and law enforcement around the world rely on AccessData software solutions and its premier hosted review services. Learn more at www.eDiscoveryWithAccessData.com.