Nextpoint, a leading provider of litigation support services, and Curo Legal, a practice operations firm focused on creating greater efficiencies and profitability for law firms, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide cost-efficient, technology-based trial support for law firms around the country.
Nextpoint’s litigation software platform makes eDiscovery, trial, and social media archiving services dramatically more efficient, affordable, and accessible to law firms of all sizes. “Nextpoint and Curo Legal have had the same fundamental insight – that technology is transforming the practice of law,” says Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Nextpoint. “We both believe that law firms of all sizes can harness that transformation to the benefit of their clients and we’re thrilled to be working with Curo on this mission.”
Nextpoint pioneered the use of cloud-based software in litigation over eight years ago, and was the first to validate cloud computing as a means to address exploding volumes of data involved in litigation. Their technology gives customers the power to manage all phases of the litigation process in the cloud, including collecting, processing, reviewing, producing and presenting electronic data.
With the sheer mass of electronic data involved in discovery, solo and small firms have been at a distinct disadvantage with regard to the ability to successfully manage the costs involved in collecting, reviewing and narrowing the scope of electronically stored information. “Our partnership with Nextpoint allows us to offer law firms of any size the ability to conduct effective discovery at a price point that makes sense for the firm and their clients,” said Chad Burton, co-founder of Curo Legal and founder of virtual law firm, Burton Law.
Burton says that e-discovery has evolved to the point that it needs to be included in the overall strategy for law practice operations, leading Curo Legal to form a separate Litigation Support division within their organization. “We are very excited about how we can help our clients with their litigation support needs, and are fortunate to have Brett Burney on board to take this division to market,” Burton added.
Prior to forming Burney Consultants, Burney spent five years at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked extensively with litigation teams in building electronic document databases, counseling on electronic discovery issues, and managing the technical responsibilities of presenting electronic evidence at trial. He was responsible for several other projects at the law firm including document automation and the wireless e-mail system. He is also a featured speaker at numerous legal technology conferences including the ABA TECHSHOW, LegalTech and ILTA. Burney is a well-respected author on legal technology topics. An extensive library of articles and columns written by Burney can be found in LLRX.com, Law Technology News magazine, Legal Assistant Today magazine, and Law.com.
About Nextpoint, Inc.
Nextpoint provides cloud computing tools and services for legal, compliance and regulatory needs. The Nextpoint platform is an on-demand, multi-tenant suite of software-as-a-service products that are transforming the way corporations, governments and lawyers collaborate and manage electronic data. Nextpoint manages terabytes of data for hundreds of large legal related-entities, including corporate customers, government entities and law firms of all sizes, from solo practitioners to the AmLaw 200.
About Curo Legal
Curo Legal was founded out of a desire to help legal professionals become more efficient and productive at serving their clients and developing a successful and fulfilling law practice. Curo seeks to empower lawyers to provide clients with the full value of their expertise without being weighed down by the stress of keeping up with administrative, technology, and other aspects of running a successful law practice.
Curo Legal offers advisory services and implementation support in the following areas: Practice Operations, Discovery, Virtual Assistance, Technology, Marketing, Financial Services and Professional Development.