Extract from Casey Sullivan’s article “How the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Is Securing Its Data and Empowering Its Attorneys with Software That Transforms”
From school districts to statehouses to district attorneys’ offices, legal teams in the public sector face many of the same stressors as those in any other organization: They’re often short-staffed, short on time, and swamped by the growing volume and complexity of ediscovery data they’ve got to manage while maintaining airtight security. Add to that the urgency of meeting their critical public service missions, and the challenges facing such organizations can seem immense.
Herman Brown, Chief Information Officer at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is familiar with this dilemma. “When I first started at the DA’s office, we were very much a pen-and-paper organization,” he says. “That has all changed.” Herman recently sat down with Everlaw to discuss how his organization has tackled the relentless demands of modern discovery and litigation, with technology that allows it to handle exploding amounts of data, empower its attorneys, and secure critical information.
The SFDA adopted Everlaw in 2018, and it’s made a profound difference, Herman says: “The use of Everlaw has impacted the team’s workflow and efficiency 100%.”
Herman’s experience highlights how the right ediscovery software can streamline the litigation process, freeing team members and investigators to focus on high-priority tasks.
For a DA’s office, the matter can be one of life and death.