Bridgeway Puts In-House Corporate and Government Legal Departments in Control of Legal Hold Obligations

60-day Trial Allows Customers to Experience the Easy to Use and Easy to Deploy Legal Hold Solution from Bridgeway

Jan 27, 2010, 09:00 ET from Bridgeway Software

HOUSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgeway Software, the leading provider of legal enterprise management, which includes eDiscovery, matter management, litigation management, and corporate governance solutions, announces the latest release of its industry-leading Legal Hold application and workflow product as well as a 60-day risk-free trial.

Bridgeway Legal Hold is a component of Bridgeway's end-to-end eDiscovery suite, the most complete in-house eDiscovery solution supporting preservation, collection, process, review and production.  Bridgeway's unified approach to legal hold lets in-house legal departments stay in control of complying with "duty to preserve" obligations. Bridgeway Legal Hold 2.1 features enhancements that further reduce the time and effort required to meet any legal hold request and avoid sanctions or fines.  

Today, corporations are facing an increased risk of sanctions if they do not have a consistent, auditable legal hold process.  The failure to implement a litigation hold quickly and accurately, when an organization becomes aware of an impending legal event can constitute gross negligence leading to sanctions and possibly hefty fines. Recently, in the case of Acorn v. Co. of Nassau, the judge ruled that the haphazard litigation hold implemented by the defendants' counsel constituted negligence and awarded the costs of the motion and attorneys fees to the plaintiff.  Bridgeway Legal Hold provides customers the functionality to properly manage and control the legal hold process, delivered in an easy to use and easy to deploy application.

"Bridgeway Legal Hold was designed from the start based on the experiences and best practices of experts in the legal profession.  Our solution offers a straightforward user interface that enables customers to cost-effectively and easily manage all aspects of the legal hold process including preservation notices, interviews and collections," said Rich Hall, Vice President of eDiscovery Solutions at Bridgeway. "In today's litigious business environment, with the threat of court sanctions looming larger than ever, our customers need the functionality of Bridgeway Legal Hold 2.1 to help them respond quickly to any and all relevant hold requests."

Deployed as either a standalone application or part of Bridgeway's integrated eDiscovery solution, Bridgeway Legal Hold is a complete solution for custodian and case management, notification, acknowledgement, interviews and collection management. In order for customers to realize the benefits of streamlining the entire legal hold process, Bridgeway is offering a 60-day risk-free trial of its Legal Hold solution. Through this process, customers will experience firsthand the ease of use in working with Bridgeway's solution.  For more details on the trial program, please visit:

Specifications and Availability

Bridgeway Legal Hold integrates both the application and workflow of the preservation process with Bridgeway's eCounsel® or LawManager® Matter Management solutions. Users of Bridgeway's premier Matter Management solutions can launch legal holds, review legal hold status and view all matters with legal holds directly from the matter management system, providing them with complete legal enterprise management.

Additional details can be found on the website at

Bridgeway at LegalTech NY

Bridgeway will offer demonstrations of its Legal Hold solution at LegalTech New York, February 1 – 3, 2010 at The Hilton New York.  At its booth (#500), the company will be providing copies of its whitepaper featured in KMWorld, "The Legal Hold Solution: For a Straightforward E-Discovery Process" on NEC Corporation's implementation of the Legal Hold solution. For more details of Bridgeway's presence at the show, please visit: Bridgeway Software to Showcase Legal Enterprise Management Solutions at LegalTech New York.

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About Bridgeway

Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Leading corporations and government agencies optimize productivity and reduce risk with Bridgeway's integrated technology approach for complete legal enterprise management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of electronic discovery, matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about Bridgeway eDiscovery, Bridgeway Legal Hold, eCounsel®, LawManager®,  Smart Invoice,  Corridor™ ,  Secretariat®, and Bridgeway Diligent Boardbooks™  is available at or by calling 888-272-4699.

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