Magellan's Law Corporation

New version of qd documents Server for hosting

Magellan’s Law has announced a new hosted version of its qd documents™ software for litigation.

This version — 3.5 — is a server-only release and requires FileMaker Server 13 for the server and FileMaker Pro 13 for users.

This upgrade is aimed at hosted environments. The old server version was intended for in-house use, where both the server and the users are on the same local network. The new version is designed for WAN access.

The qd documents Server 3.5 is currently available only through Magellan’s Law hosting. We expect to release it for general use early next year, although no date has been set.

New project management classes

Managing discovery information is getting more complicated all the time, and the quantity of material being produced far exceeds anything we used to experience in the good old days of paper, Bates stamps, and file cabinets.

Project Management

If you're responsible for discovery projects, it isn't enough to understand the technology and the litigation, you need real project management skills and techniques.

We can help you and your staff acquire those skills and techniques. We've got a great set of classes for anyone who manages discovery projects.

We can conduct our classes in your offices to minimize disruption and expense. Or you can attend a scheduled, off-site class. We can even break our classes into smaller webinars that can be spread over time.

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Introduction to Litigation for eDiscovery Professionals

Law firms often scramble to keep up with the demands that electronic discovery imposes on technology staff. It’s common to add new people on short notice, and those people need to hit the ground running -- often with little training.

They know what they must know to do their jobs, but they don’t always know what they should know to be of most value to the litigators.


This white paper will help you to bridge the gap. It includes an overview of the litigation process and definitions of common litigation terms.

It will give you a better feel for how you -- an eDiscovery professional -- fit into the big picture. It also includes appendices that cover alternatives to litigation, and the different types of lawsuits typically handled by large firms.

This white paper is not intended to replace formal training. It's intended to give you a foundation on which you can build.

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