Tulsa Firms respond to…

Tulsa Firms respond to…

While the legal industry nationally and at the state level has put or is putting into place rules dealing with the complexities of e-discovery, the handling of electronically stored information has created a service industry of its own. Tulsa firms Litgistix Business Solutions LLC and Avansic have grown their businesses to meet the increasing demand for ESI services. In fact, Litgistix, which served the legal and business community for most of its 30 years as the The Copy Shop in downtown Tulsa, this year changed its name to reflect its expanded legal and business services, said Brian Grossman, co-owner and CEO. Located in the historic McFarlin building at 5 E. Fifth St., the firm, which offers a range of services from traditional copying, binding and offset printing to high-end litigation support, scanning, e-discovery, trial support and video services, has found its ESI processing services and technical solutions to support the e-discovery process are the fastest growing segment of its business. With a core customer base of law firms, representing more than 70 percent of sales, Grossman said when the current owners took over the business in 2002, they realized the traditional services were moving more into scanning. “We implemented scanning right away,” he said. “Now it has evolved from scanning into e-discovery. Scanning and e-discovery combined is probably 40 percent of our business today. We expect next year it is going to be more than 50 percent.” Based on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure recognizing ESI in 2006, with similar rules due on a state lavel in November, ESI services range from Brian Grossman, seated, co-owner and CEO,...