Whether working in the office, from home or on the road or while trying to relax over a weekend, holiday
or vacation, attorneys must always stay on top of their matters, which starts with timely
identifying, preserving, and making sense out of their clients’ data. This job is no longer the
exclusive province of general commercial litigators, who traditionally were expected to handle myriad
internal and external investigations and civil and criminal legal proceedings. Today, law firms are more
specialized, which means clients can choose individual subject matter experts to assist on their unique
privacy, compliance, regulatory, and cyber matters.
Niche legal subject matter expertise, however, does not guarantee broader technology aptitude. Most
attorneys did not go to law school to become technology “geeks;” yet, per ABA rules and comments, they
must keep current on “the benefits and risks [of] relevant technology.” That means attorneys must spend
significant (non-billable) time advancing their own technical know-how or delegate, manage and measure
the results of that ongoing responsibility to their practice support teams. But law firm clients deserve
more: every attorney who handles vital client information should be just as familiar with best-of-class
data management and discovery solutions as they are their underlying substantive legal domain. BRITE
solves this lawyer-legal technology deficit in three fundamental ways:
1. BRITE’s software is easy to access and use. If attorneys know how to use Excel, email, file shares
(like SharePoint), Word memos, team meetings, and calendars to identify, capture, track and manage their
client data, levering BRITE’s single center of truth, they can now automatically and efficiently track
and measure those same activities within and across all matters, including those hosted in third party
platforms (like Relativity). Best of all, lawyers can access and use BRITE on their PCs, tablets or
2. Law firms use BRITE to manage the mountains of data they create for themselves and their clients.
Whether the firm itself is a party in suit, conducting its own internal investigation, or responding to
a third-party subpoena seeking client information, lawyers can rest easy knowing that all data, matter
workstreams and user activities are captured, tracked, secure, and accessible 24/7 in a single system of
record and truth.
3. Law firm clients who use BRITE for their own internal organizational data and discovery management
needs can safely grant outside counsel access to those early matters and data sets. Even if the firm
itself still manages data preservation, early case assessment and discovery the old-fashioned way (via
emails, Excel, etc.), outside attorneys can still lever BRITE to satisfy their ABA professional
technology obligations and dazzle their clients.