Law firms have long been involved in pro bono work, applying their skills and their resources towards helping those who are not fortunate enough to be able to afford their services. I have not hitherto come across the same idea in litigation support companies, which is not to say it does not happen.
Although I receive press releases and other formal and informal sources of information, quite a lot of what I know is stumbled upon while looking for something else. During a random wander round the invaluable EDD Update, I came across the familiar name of OutIndex and a link to their announcement of a corporate programme focused on childrens’ healthcare.
Charles Christian’s Orange Rag made an observation recently about Recommind – that you do not hear much about them except that they have just quietly won another contract. OutIndex is another company which has more work going on than one knows about. Despite my enthusiasm for keeping in touch with people (see Meeting people is right) I do not see enough of OutIndex CEO Nii Larnyoh to keep up with what they are doing – I bumped into him in New York in February and recently missed him by a day in Washington, but I have to read the OutIndex web site like everyone else to keep up with what they are doing, despite the fact that they are amongst the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project.
There are two components to the OutIndex corporate citizenship program – free electronic discovery processing for pro bono programs and non-profit organisation support. UNICEF, AVERT and CARE are amongst the organisations which have benefited from this program to date. Lawyers with a matter relevant to child healthcare are invited to apply to probono@OutIndex.com.