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March 2006

Bowman and Brooke LLP Selects CT Summation Enterprise for Its Litigation Support Needs

Legal teams are seeing an increased amount of documentary evidence for review, and the teams often need to collaborate on the data from multiple locations. Bowman and Brooke has found one solution that can help address these increasing challenges: CT Summation Enterprise. Bowman and Brooke is among the first to use CT Summation Enterprise. See below for more information.

Bowman and Brooke LLP Selects CT Summation Enterprise for Its Litigation Support Needs

CT Summation Enterprise Gives Firm a Robust, Mobile, Web-based Solution That Addresses Today’s Data-Intensive Workflows

SAN FRANCISCO—March 7, 2006—Legal teams are seeing an increased amount of documentary evidence for review, and the teams often need to collaborate on the data from multiple locations. Bowman and Brooke LLP has found one solution that can help address these increasing challenges: CT Summation Enterprise. CT Summation is part of CT, a Wolters Kluwer business, and the leader in litigation support and eDiscovery solutions.

Bowman and Brooke is among the first to use CT Summation Enterprise. The platform combines the power of the Microsoft® SQL Server database engine with the familiar Summation interface so users can store, quickly search and review millions of documents per case. Bowman and Brooke selected the CT Summation solution because it addresses the challenges of three distinct populations within the firm:

  • In-house paralegals who need a robust tool that allows them to add documents and information, make changes and edits to that information, create production sets, and do a host of other daily, data-intensive tasks. They need this tool to be scalable so that it’s not bogged down by massive amounts of images or files.
  • Outside clients, co-counsel and legal experts who need to see all or part of the data, but don’t need to edit it. This group needs to conduct quick searches and access material as a reference via the Web.
  • Attorneys who work from various locations or travel extensively who need a mobile solution to collaborate with their teams.

“CT Summation Enterprise addresses several key issues for us,” said Michael Cammack, chief information officer, Bowman and Brooke. “We need litigation support software that’s robust so it can keep pace with our in-house paralegals; Web-based so our clients and outside counsel can collaborate on cases; and mobile because of the nature of attorneys’ busy travel schedules. And, we need an enterprise-level database behind it all so it’s fast enough to handle the amount of data in today’s legal workflows. CT Summation Enterprise has all of these components, which enables us serve our clients better.”

The platform bundles CT Summation iBlaze with CT Summation WebBlaze to provide access to case information via traditional LAN, Web browser and mobile-laptop implementations. CT Summation Enterprise allows all members of the legal team to collaborate—no matter where they are—even if they are not connected to the Internet. And, the administrator has full control over who can access the information.

“Customers like Bowman and Brooke were telling us that the amount of data involved in today’s cases was becoming too large for the technology available to them,” said Peter Florian, CT Summation’s vice president of product marketing and eDiscovery. “Using CT Summation Enterprise, Bowman and Brooke is now able to have multimillion-record databases, and various team members can access that data in an easily accessible, yet controlled environment. We will continue to develop technologies that address and foresee issues facing our customers in an effort to lead the next generation of litigation support and eDiscovery solutions.”

Bowman and Brooke has been using CT Summation Enterprise since Aug. 2005, and has been working with the latest version of the platform since Feb. 2006.

About Bowman and Brooke LLP

Bowman and Brooke LLP has 160 trial lawyers coast-to-coast in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Detroit, San Jose, Los Angeles and Richmond—together defending many of the world’s largest corporations in products liability, toxic torts and other high stakes litigation throughout all 50 states.  For more information, please visit www.bowmanandbrooke.com.

About CT

CT Summation is the leader in litigation support and eDiscovery solutions. Its award-winning suite of tools provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for managing massive volumes of information—from eDiscovery through final resolution. For more information, please visit www.ctsummation.com.

CT, a Wolters Kluwer business, provides intelligent software and service solutions that empower legal professionals to more effectively manage dynamic information, speed workflows and make critical decisions. CT offers corporate compliance and governance services and solutions, including solutions for managing statutory representation, corporate transactions, and jurisdictional and securities compliance; UCC products and services for corporate due diligence, secured lending, bankruptcy, and real estate, among other areas; matter management and e-billing applications, litigation support software, and eDiscovery services; and innovative trademark research offerings from Corsearch. CT is based in New York City. For more information, please visit www.ctlegalsolutions.com

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The Company's core markets are health, corporate services, financial services, tax, accounting, legal, regulation, and education. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, see www.wolterskluwer.com.