iDS is a boutique consulting firm with about 50 employees in the US and 2 Directors making waves in London, England. We work together brainstorming ways to disrupt the eDiscovery industry by leveraging our Expert Services in complex investigative and advisory services, domestic and international discovery issues, digital forensics, structured and unstructured data analytics, cyber, information governance, and expert testimony. We were recognized for the 4th time in a row by Chambers & Partners as Band 1 and 2 trusted advisors!
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Jr Consultant Overview
The role of the Jr. Consultant is to serve as an eDiscovery resource to internal teams and clients by assisting case teams with eDiscovery workflows. The Jr. Consultant provides project support including; monitoring of defined plan, communicating progress, tracking budgets and ensuring projects meet all project management standards. This position works alongside the Consulting team, SME Directors and Engagement Managers throughout the various phases of the e-Discovery lifecycle ensuring adequate communication between teams and with clients.
Serve as an eDiscovery resource to internal teams and case teams by assisting in the troubleshooting of Discovery Services projects
Under supervision, troubleshoot on work in Relativity, including, without limitation, creating standard and custom indexes; search term development, iteration and optimization; using data elements to further cull data (e.g., file types, file names, number of recipients); using Relativity's suite of Analytics tools, including email threading, clustering, categorization, and active learning; creating searches of varying complexities for specific requests; using the RDC where necessary; validating sets of documents to be produced; and creating productions
Effectively employ basic eDiscovery technologies and search skills (including developing terms, iterating on terms, and optimizing terms)
Assist in the development of Project Plans for Discovery Services projects including the scope strategy, project schedules, calendars, budgets, and tasks
Closely monitoring project/case status and providing routine status reports including task completion reports and data delivery schedules
Provides professional and timely communication between client and internal operations
Performs basic legal and factual research (including paper and electronic sources) when necessary
Works with Engagement Managers to establish priorities and meet deadlines to ensure project accuracy and timeliness
Assist with electronically stored information (ESI) agreements and other documents that relate to the discovery phase of litigation
Contribute to the implementation and execution of new processes and initiatives to improve efficiency
Attend regularly scheduled department, team and company meetings
Enter and submit time and expenses according to company policy.
May be asked to perform other duties not listed in this job description as required by business needs
Bachelor's Degree required
Minimum of 2 years of eDiscovery experience within a professional services environment or vendor as a technologist or operational role
Basic understanding of Project Management Methodology, Product Development Life Cycle and Design Controls
Understanding of the electronic discovery process including, but not limited to, data identification, collection, restoration, and production
Experience using eDiscovery processing and hosting tools; iPRO, Nuix, Relativity strongly preferred
Experience using a CRM tool; SalesForce preferred
Candidates must possess impeccable problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills with a solid understanding of core project management principles, particularly in providing litigation support services
Strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, effectively managing many details
Demonstrated ability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness and persistence
Positive attitude with a desire and willingness to solve problems
The ability to seek out answers in the absence of formal direction
This position has access to a variety of confidential information. Individual must maintain confidentiality at all times
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without an accommodation
Flexibility regarding work schedule to meet position needs outside of regular business hours
This position constantly communicates with members of the company, outside vendors, clients and staff. Employee must be able to confidently and accurately communicate in both written and verbal form