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"Law Firm's 'Trial-in-a-Box' Rescues Cases"

Well, this approach to get-there-quick-litigation sure sounds smart!

"Any serious trial law firm must have the capability to 'parachute' into a problem case and try a matter on short notice. At Houston's Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, we have developed a comprehensive program to deal with remote trials, which we call 'trial-in-a-box.' This consists of custom-made cases that house separate sets of desktop computers, Internet capabilities, laptop computers, printers, fax machines, a complete wireless phone system and all associated peripheral technology and equipment.

"With this system, we can send a trial team on short notice to assist clients with emergency needs. We have established relationships with communication vendors to facilitate prompt installation of high speed data circuits and phone lines at any designated trial location.

"But you don't just need hardware -- you also need solid, user-friendly litigation support software to succeed in today's courtroom. If you, like so many of our colleagues, are just beginning to incorporate technology into your litigation practice, choosing software is a good place to start."

Read more about "what you need to know before you pack that parachute" in the balance of this article. This "litigation-only" firm is serious about technology!

Article by Martin Beirne, managing partner & Scott Marrs, partner at Houston's Beirne, Maynard & Parsons.

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