Huron Legal is primarily a consulting company working with law firms and corporate legal departments to bring both strategic advice and appropriate resources to their businesses, including eDiscovery problems. That includes pre-emptive advice in anticipation of prospective eDiscovery demands, and the expertise and infrastructure to manage electronic evidence when the need arises.
Huron Legal has now supplemented that with a digital evidence service which will deal with the identification, preservation, and collection of electronic evidence, in addition to the processing and export into an appropriate review application which has always been part of the service.
Huron Legal also offers a document review service in the US and London. As its information page shows, key components of this service include a capped-cost model and accountability through a “Document Review Scorecard” whose metrics cover cost, staffing, resource allocation and efficiency and overall project quality.
How many law firms can offer that kind of information to their clients whilst also dealing with the data collection? At one level, that makes Huron a competitor for law firms; at another, it makes them an ally who allows lawyers to offer services to their own clients which they cannot sensibly offer (read “offer cost-effectively” or perhaps “offer at all”) on their own.