Objective Coding is the process by which skilled and trained document
specialists review every document and prepare a computerized index
of basic objective data about each document, including:
In most jurisdictions lawyers must prepare a list of documents relevant
to the case. Traditionally these were prepared by lawyers or law
clerks dictating document summaries, and secretaries typing them
up in a word processor. The result: an expensive document of limited
value beyond meeting the requirements of the rules of discovery.
The different options in objective coding include:
Inventory Indexing: An inventory index allows
you to focus your attention on a small number of "hot"
files and documents. We create a database record for each file in
the collection. The most simplistic version contains just the Bates
range and the file title.
Bibliographic Indexing: This type of database
is typically used in conjunction with document imaging. We create
a database record for each document, capturing Bates range, date,
title, document type, author, recipient, cc and document characteristics.
You can also choose enhanced bibliographic options including issues
or names mentioned in text.
Detailed Indexing: This is a detailed index for
the 5-10% of your collection that is most important for your case.
A typical document entry would include all of the bibliographic
fields, a more detailed outline of issues, a subjective priority
rating, and a plain English summary.
Coding for the US based scanning and coding bureaus at an exceptionally
HCFA 1500 and UB 92 Insurance form coding and data entry for the
US and UK based vendors.