July 6, 2009
When I need insight on how litigation technology is used in the field, I know precisely who to contact: Bruce Olson. Bruce is not only a highly experienced litigator who has used technology to greatest advantage in the trenches, but he also has the rare ability to make technical concepts understandable to non-technologists. His product reviews and technology practice tips serve as invaluable tools for today’s litigator, firmly enmeshed in the brave new world of electronic discovery. Bruce’s extensive knowledge and experience, coupled with his constant research and investigation, provide a real-world, 360-degree view of technology that is invaluable to anyone whose work touches any aspect of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model.
Nancy J. Hopp
CT Summation Partnership Manager
Recommendation from Charles A. Bird, Partner and Peter Jack, Litigation Paralegal at Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, Rochester Minnesota
July 3, 2009
When our office was exploring ways to leverage the use of technology for increased efficiency, we turned to Bruce Olson to provide advice on solutions that fit our needs, as well as implementation and training services to make those solutions effective in real world use. Through the implementation of the Worldox document management system, and Summation litigation support system, Bruce was able to help us transition from an entirely paper based system, with all of its inefficiencies and limitations, to a system where every document that moves through our firm is processed electronically.
With his years of experience as a trial attorney and comprehensive technical knowledge, Bruce brought a deep understanding of how to choose and implement the right solutions for our firm. The training Bruce provided was based upon the real world needs of attorneys and their staffs and allowed us to maximize the benefits from the investment we made. The solid technical foundation on which Bruce built our systems has allowed these systems to work day in and day out for years.
Peter Jack, Litigation Paralegal at Bird and Jacobsen, Rochester, Minnesota
July 3, 2009
ONLAW Trial Technologies, LLC, is quite different from every other provider of legal technology services of which I am aware. Why? Because ONLAW Trial Technologies is run by a tremendously experienced litigator who knows technology well; not by technologists that happened to choose the legal field as a potential market.
Bruce Olson, the founder of ONLAW Trial Technologies, has served as lead counsel on dozens of pieces of complex civil litigation. In the midst of working these cases, he repeatedly came up with creative ways to use technology to give his clients an advantage at all points from filing through trial.
Bruce isn’t simply familiar with electronic discovery … he’s managed the electronic discovery process on numerous cases. He’s not only familiar with real-time transcriptions of depositions … he’s used them repeatedly on actual cases. He’s not only familiar with courtroom presentation tools … he’s used them in trial any number of times.
Bruce is a creative thinker and problem solver. He’s an idea generator. Here’s an example that I feel demonstrates these traits: My company had developed two software tools for litigators … a product called CaseMap (that allows trial teams to organize and analyze the facts and other key information about a case) and a product called TimeMap (that makes it easy to develop timeline visuals of case facts for use as thinking aids and courtroom demonstratives). Bruce put these tools to work on his cases, but he also pointed out to us numerous important ways the tools could be improved. We implemented his ideas and both we and our clients were rewarded by the results of Bruce’s input.
A final comment. I tried to build my business, CaseSoft, not only on solid products but also on superb client support. I believe that excellent client service pays dividends many times over. I know Bruce lives by this creed also and have seen him in action providing incredibly prompt and detailed client follow up.
As I’m sure you can tell, I believe you’ll be well served by having Bruce and ONLAW Trial Technologies, LLC, on your team. I’m very glad to answer any questions you may have about Bruce and his firm. Please contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be back to you promptly.
Co-Founder CaseSoft & Former Vice President LexisNexis