• October 13, 2021
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Everlaw releases platform that manages legal holds workflows

Everlaw, the cloud-native investigation and litigation platform, is introducing Everlaw Legal Holds, a new capability that will help in-house legal teams more easily preserve evidence in a defensible way.

Additionally, Everlaw released a new cloud connector to Slack, which will enable teams to more quickly and effectively ingest and analyze data from Slack directly within Everlaw.

In-house legal teams often struggle with manual processes that make it difficult to provide consistent custodian notifications, track their responses and escalate when necessary for non-responsive custodians. As a result, they need an all-in-one solution that encourages efficiency from legal holds through discovery.

Everlaw Legal Holds is an integrated part of the Everlaw platform at no extra cost, allowing users to keep legal work, from holds and document review to case strategy, in one highly secure place.

Features such as built-in tracking and auto-escalations enable teams to manage legal holds more efficiently and deploy holds more quickly.

Connecting data uploads to particular holds and custodians in Everlaw reduce friction as matters move toward discovery.

These features help avoid the time-consuming, manual spreadsheet and email tracking that plague some in-house teams, and can help others stop wasting money on expensive siloed solutions. Legal Holds also helps in-house professionals proactively mitigate risk and avoid human error with an auditable tracking system that creates a more defensible audit trail.

Everlaw Legal Holds lets teams:

  • Quickly import custodian lists
  • Draft customizable hold notices and copy language from an existing hold to maintain consistency
  • Send notices with automated response tracking
  • Flexibly modify and edit holds
  • Encourage custodian acknowledgement of a hold with a simple, one-click flow
  • Easily view holds and custodian statuses
  • Download a tracking report of all acknowledgement, reminder and escalation events
  • Send automated escalation and reminder notices
  • Simply release holds
  • Connect data uploaded to Everlaw to particular holds and custodians within the platform

“Legal professionals need technology that’s easy to use, convenient and encourages increased efficiency,” said Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar. “Too often legal technologies have been disjointed, and when teams have to shuffle data across different platforms, they’re wasting time and could even lose critical information on important matters in the process. Everlaw Legal Holds is an easy-to-use, all-inclusive system that helps legal teams avoid this fragmentation, providing one central location from initial legal hold, to document review and production, to pre-trial case and deposition strategy.”

Additionally, Everlaw released a Slack connector that allows users to import Slack data directly into Everlaw.

With Everlaw’s upload wizard, users can select custodians, date ranges, channels (both public and private) and view Slack messages as conversations directly within the Everlaw platform for easy review.

The connector also extracts metadata from chat conversations, like the names of participants who contributed during a chat session or the date and times the messages were sent.

The Slack connector builds on the rich set of cloud collection tools already available on Everlaw including: Microsoft Office 365, Google Vault, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, ShareFile, and Microsoft SharePoint.

For more information about this release, visit www.everlaw.com

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