Difference between Attorney, Barrister, Lawyer, and Solicitor

Have you ever wondered? The difference between attorney, barrister, lawyer, and solicitor? How about advocate, counsel, counselor, or counselor-at-law?

Lawyer is a general term for a person who gives legal device and aid and who conducts suits in court. An attorney or, more correctly, an attorney-at-law, is a member of the legal profession who represents a client in court when pleading or defending a case. In the US, attorney applies to any lawyer. In the UK, those who practice law are divided into barristers, who represent clients in open court and may appear at the bar, and solicitors, who are permitted to conduct litigation in court but not to plead cases in open court. The barrister does not deal directly with clients but does so through a solicitor. The word attorney comes from French meaning ‘one appointed or constituted’ and the word’s original meaning is of a person acting for another as an agent or deputy. A solicitor would be the UK equivalent of the US attorney-at-law. Counsel usually refers to a body of legal advisers but also pertains to a single legal adviser and is a synonym for advocate, barrister, counselor, and counselor-at-law. As to the abbreviation ‘Esq.’ for ‘Esquire’ used by some lawyers … it has no precise significance in the United States except as sometimes applied to certain public officials, such as justices of the peace. For some reason, lawyers often add it to their surname in written address. However, it is a title that is specifically male with no female equivalent, so its use by lawyers should fade away.

Source: dictionary.com

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Why Collect Metrics in the Review Stage?


Document review, generally acknowledged as the costliest component of e-discovery also involves the greatest coordination among a number of participants (in-house counsel, the outside law firm, the review platform vendor, and the staffing vendor).  As the collected ESI has been processed and uploaded into the review system, LitSpecialists will start the review.  Documents will be reviewed for their relevancy and coded as to responsiveness or reasons for being withheld entirely or in part from production.  The client and Eagan & Escher are eager to assess the number and content of documents to be produced.  The review is also under a complex schedule and a closely-watched budget.  LitSpecialists will provide progress reports monitoring review rates, to manage expectations and to keep the review team on target, and document statistics, to project the time and cost of production.

The use of metrics in the Review Stage ensures deadlines are met, tracks the cost of the review and helps prepare for production.  But beyond those short-term goals, consistent capture and use of review metrics can establish baselines for projecting timeframes and budgets, as well as preferred review platforms and review team composition.

What Needs to be Measured in the Review Stage?

The metrics for Review are derived from both the review platform and the reviewers.

  • Pre-Review Metrics: Describe the size and composition of the dataset to be reviewed, including foreign languages, image files, media type, and spreadsheets, the size and composition of the review team, and the timeframe of the review;
  • Ongoing Review Metrics: (during a review) Include: the hours worked (billed) by the reviewers; the hours logged on the review platform by the reviewers; average hours worked and logged; number, type and average number of documents/pages coded ; the number/percentage of documents checked for accuracy (QC); the documents unable to be reviewed; any non-viewable documents/pages; error rates; review exceptions; and any system downtime;
  • Post Review Metrics: Describe the aggregate of documents loaded (the original dataset, plus additional files loaded during the course of the review); total hours necessary for the review; average review rates for the team/reviewers; total documents/pages reviewed; totals of categories (e.g., Responsive, Non-Responsive, Privileged, Confidential, Further Review, Not Viewable); total downtime.

Source: EDRM

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Preservation, Forensics, Analysis, Culling, Processing (PFACP)

ClayDesk is a niche player in the market, providing e-Discovery and cloud computing solutions. Our e-Discovery services cover the entire EDRM cycle including information governance and compliance. Having JD’s and LLM’s as part of our core team, our onshore/offshore document review capabilities are unmatched in the industry.

Digital Preservation & Forensics

ClayDesk’s Forensics division provides professional expertise to assist your organization in all aspects of forensic data preservation, investigations, and data format conversions. Our staff of digital evidence examiners is composed of experts in the collection, analysis, and conversion of data from virtually all types of data storage devices, including:

  •        Desktop and laptop computers
  •        Network-based servers and storage devices
  •        Cell/smart phones and PDAs
  •        iPods and other types of external media storage devices
  •        Backup tapes

Analysis and Culling

With our portable early case assessment tools and experienced investigators, we have been able to collect and preserve data internationally, while complying with stringent foreign data restrictions and privacy regulations.

Key Benefits:

  • Accelerate early case assessments from weeks to hours
  • Lower processing cost and increase turnarounds by up to 85%
  • Process large volumes of data 8-10 times faster
  • Reduce review workload by up to 90%
  • Wrap up investigations 10 times faster
  • Increase defensibility and control of e-discovery

ESI Processing

At ClayDesk, we pride ourselves on our ability to keep up with the changing legal landscape. As a result, we know how important it is for companies to properly manage ESI. E-discovery budgets have increased significantly in the last few years because there is simply more data to analyze. Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have also had a direct impact on companies facing litigation, forcing them to take more proactive steps to preserve their ESI.

We provide our clients with comprehensive solutions for ESI processing. With worldwide production centers working around the clock, ClayDesk can quickly turn around large amounts of data in a matter of days. We have the ability to process data in-house or – if needed – to work on-site to convert files for processing. Our skilled ESI specialists will work with you to create a customized e-discovery plan that fits your needs. Contact us for more information.

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