An electric discovery project manager is responsible for managing multiple projects through the electronic discovery life cycle. An electric discovery project manager will work with a case team on nearly all prospects of work, including identification, processing, analysis, and production of electronically stored information. The main objective of these types of projects is generally to track down electronic data that will utilized as evidence in a court of law.
An electric discovery project manager has many duties and responsibilities, such as overseeing each project and ensuring quality and success. An electric discovery project manager must consult his or her team about document management, electronic discovery, and project workflow. Communicating with the case teams on management issues, budget status, and planning is another responsibility that an electric discovery project manager is responsible for. Other responsibilities may consist of conducting client interviews, assisting lawyers with conferences, tracking and analyzing incoming client data, entering and updating project details in the appropriate databases, and recording required time entries in billing software.
The required skills needed to become an electric discovery project manager consist of having a bachelor’s degree in a related field and having at least seven years of experience in managing electronic discovery projects. Thorough knowledge of the electronic discovery process is also needed, including evolving standards created through case law. Knowledge and experience with litigation and related discovery activities is also necessary, along with advanced decision-making and leadership skills. Being an electric discovery project manager can be very difficult and having the skills and knowledge required to do the job can be very helpful in completing difficult tasks.
Project Manager, Electronic Discovery Tasks
Manage electronic documents through all phases of the process.
Produce deliverables readable on diverse platforms and services.
Document project changes and development.
Manage and communicate with team members, clients, and legal personnel to meet deadlines.