Bridgeway Legal Hold gives you the confidence that your compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will be maintained with robust, defensible processes. It gives you the ability to prove to the court that you have defensible legal hold processes and that you were proactive in taking the necessary steps to notify custodians to preserve potentially relevant information.
Bridgeway Legal Hold gives you just what you need to manage your “duty to preserve” compliance process—no more, no less. Why pay for complicated options you aren't going to use? Bridgeway Legal Hold gives you precisely what you need at an affordable fixed cost.
Bridgeway Legal Hold was designed by attorneys for attorneys to solve their enterprise-preservation notice and tracking requirements. It combines industry best practices with an easy-to-use workflow suitable for legal departments of all sizes.
Replacing manual processes with Bridgeway Legal Hold minimizes the chance of errors, helping maintain compliance and avoid sanctions.
Bridgeway Legal Hold is easy to deploy-you can be up and running in days and it’s extremely easy to learn and use, ensuring rapid time-to-benefit.
You can automate your legal hold tasks to save time and be more efficient. Dynamically generate, distribute, and track preservation notices; ask questions and gather responses online; track and capture the results of interviews; track custodians; and automate reminders. These capabilities and more are all available with a single, easy to use solution that integrates seamlessly with your e-mail system and corporate data infrastructure (HR applications).
Bridgeway Legal Hold was designed from the beginning to be attorney friendly and easy to use. The intuitive workflow guides the user through the notice process while offering flexibility along the way. The easy-to-use workflow allows the attorney to focus on practicing law versus learning complex technology that may never be used.
Users can build a set of preservation notice templates and then easily use them to quickly prepare a new notice. Bridgeway Legal Hold supports a full featured editor for authoring the preservation notices with support for special characters, foreground and background colors, and the ability to send a preview e-mail.
Online questionnaires can be created and attached to each category of response for the preservation notice. Once recipients have responded and submitted the completed questionnaire, responses can be analyzed in order to quickly and efficiently assign interviews and collections to the custodians you deem most critical to the process. When creating questionnaires, you can apply templates of questions that have been created previously. In addition, you can reset the questionnaire to the default question at any time. A preview feature is included to view the questionnaire as it appears to the recipient.
Bridgeway Legal Hold can integrate with Bridgeway’s eCounsel or LawManager products, enabling you to initiate legal holds right from your matter management solution. When viewing a matter, you can quickly see whether the matter has a legal hold issued and if so the status of the hold. Easily drill down into the hold to see the preservation notice, custodians, interview information, and identified collections.
If a preservation notice does not have a response from a recipient, legal staff has the option to automatically escalate the non-response. Each preservation notice can have a first escalation and a second escalation number, which specify the number of times a notice is sent without response before it is escalated. If the first escalation is reached, an e-mail is sent to the recipient's manager. If the second escalation is reached, then an e-mail is send to the manager's manager.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, requires that when federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, access and use must be made available to people with disabilities comparable to those without disabilities. Bridgeway Legal Hold embraces use by those with disabilities and is one of the only legal hold applications that is fully Section 508 compliant.