Virginia IT agency selects Everlaw as e-discovery vendor
Everlaw, the cloud-native investigation and litigation platform, announced that The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), the Commonwealth's lead cybersecurity and executive branch IT agency, has selected and approved the company for a multi-year standardized contract to transform its legal tech.
The VITA contract establishes Everlaw as a standard ediscovery provider in Virginia, and is also open to cities, counties, and towns within the Commonwealth, along with other government entities.
A majority of state and local government executives prefer cloud-based platforms but often lack dedicated security and IT experts to vet out new technology. Delaying upgrades to modern cloud platforms can prevent state and local orgs from achieving greater efficiencies and even heighten their risk of becoming targets of ransomware and cyber-attacks. VITA has solved this problem by pre-vetting the security, effectiveness, and pricing of cloud platforms—making efficient platforms like Everlaw easy to purchase.
"Often local and state organizations are challenged resource-wise in their move to the cloud. With VITA doing the heavy-lifting for security and pricing, those orgs can confidently and easily gain the advantages of Everlaw's cloud platform," said Jessica Shane, director of state, local and education at Everlaw. "Building on our StateRAMP authorization, the green light from VITA is another important milestone in our company's mission to transform public sector legal work."
After an extensive evaluation, VITA chose Everlaw for its scalability that can be used for legal matters of all sizes; security that's been through a rigorous third-party assessment for FedRAMP and StateRAMP landing Everlaw authorities to operate as a cloud service provider for multiple Federal and state and local agencies; and self-service platform, which provides legal teams flexibility and independence without the need for a partner or managed service provider.
VITA's approval means that Everlaw's ediscovery platform meets the demands of litigation, investigations, public records requests, and legal holds in one intuitive, secure, self-service platform to collaborate across state matters. Specifically, Everlaw helps:
- Manage large, complex litigation matters in one highly collaborative space
- Transform public records requests from a time-consuming response to a low-effort, citizen-friendly experience
- Streamline the legal holds process and reduce the risk of human error with automated notifications, escalations and a built-in audit trail
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