Australia: How does electronic index creation work?
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Having one true source for all documents in your case saves you time and reduces the risk of missing key documents. Compiling an accurate index can be a tedious, tedious and often boring project, especially if you’re scanning paper documents or if you don’t have the right software to help you with electronic documents.
We hyperlink to indexes for quick retrieval by creating and updating indexes to ease the burden on legal teams. These electronic indexes can be used for case reviews, attorney briefs, document lists and trial bundles. The end product is a Word or Excel document with embedded hyperlinks. The hyperlinks will refer to the set of electronic documents collected. These documents can be made fully searchable in text. Indexes can be created according to your preferences, in our standard format or according to court requirements.
To help you build your electronic index, we have workflows for paper, electronic, or a mix of both. For paper or electronic documents without precise metadata (digital fingerprint/document details), we manually enter the document description and relevant fields to create the index (objective coding). For electronic documents that have accurate document metadata (e.g. emails), we have a tool that can pull this information into the index, which means no objective coding is required. Our experts will review your documents to provide you with the best workflow to save time and money.
In the infographic below, we provide an overview of the process of creating an electronic index from paper or electronic documents and describe the benefits of using electronic indexes. We also briefly describe our additional services that can support the process if needed, such as data collection, document counting and printing.
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