Burnout rates are high in the legal industry, and arguably higher in eDiscovery given the time constraints and technical complexity involved. A group of attorney and research volunteers called The Mind-Budget Connection™ (“MBC”) are tackling the problem head-on.
Rather than focusing on the symptoms of burnout, the MBC is focused on root causes, namely the way companies, law firms, vendors contract with one another. The idea is that budget-friendly pricing structures can create a “do more with less” dynamic leading to burnout and worse.
The MBC’s roadmap includes a white paper outlining the problem, supporting research, and potential solutions. Their first step is an anonymous industry-wide survey to gather data. If you are involved in any facet of eDiscovery, whether in a corporate legal department, law firm, or vendor, please take 15 minutes to complete the survey. For more information, please visit the MBC’s LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/company/the-mind-budget-connection-tm.