Barbara Bennett

Barbara Bennett

Senior Manager at Stout Risius Ross

Location
Greater Detroit Area
Industry
Legal Services

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Barbara Bennett's Overview

Current
  • Exploratory Board at ACEDS - Michigan Chapter
  • Senior Manager at Stout Risius Ross
Past
Education
  • kCura Relativity
  • Clearwell
  • ISFCE
Connections

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Barbara Bennett's Summary

Barbara is on the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), and on the Exploratory Committee to form an ACEDS Chapter in southeast Michigan. Barbara specializes in processing of eDiscovery in litigation matters; management of review platforms; and counseling clients regarding legally defensible collection and preservation methods and e-discovery best practices.

Barbara Bennett's Experience

Exploratory Board

ACEDS - Michigan Chapter

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month)

Senior Manager

Stout Risius Ross

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Southfield, MI

Barbara Bennett is a Senior Manager of the E-Discovery practice within the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group. Barbara has a background in Computer Forensics, E-Discovery, internal investigations, database management, document automation, scanning coding and extensive experience working with business owners, attorneys and local government/law enforcement across the United States. Barbara has strong knowledge of electronic data collection, processing and production as well as program and policy development given her 30 years of experience in the legal industry.

Barbara has extensive experience managing E-Discovery projects from collection through production in complex litigation cases involving issues such as IP theft, business technology, copyrights, patents, trademarks, employment disputes, environmental, divorce, and numerous other disputes.

Prior to joining SRR, Barbara was the Litigation Support Manager at the law firm of Dickinson Wright, PLLC where she served as a strategic resource for electronic discovery, document collection, review and production, trial preparation methodologies and other practice support needs. Barbara frequently participated in client development presentations in situations where leading-edge techology solutions provided the Firm with a competitive edge.

Barbara is a co-founder and Past President of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP), a national non-profit origanization which was dedicated to establishing global professional standards for the litigation support profession through collaboration, education and certification. Barbara is on the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), and on the Exploratory Committee to form an ACEDS Chapter in southeast Michigan.

Advisory Board

ACEDS

20132014 (1 year)

Advisory Board

ACEDS

20132014 (1 year)

Litigation Support Manager

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

July 1989December 2012 (23 years 6 months) Detroit, MI

Training Manager

Dickinson Wright

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

July 1991August 2000 (9 years 2 months)

As Manager of Training I was responsible for the development and maintenance of the firm's software training program, development of Lotus Notes databases; management and design of Firm-specific word processing templates and macros, law office organization, management, and staff support. I was also responsible for the supervision of new product testing, assisted with the administration of Lotus Notes, and Lotus QuickPlace.

Barbara Bennett's Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Litigation Management
  3. Trials
  4. Litigation Support
  5. Document Review
  6. Relativity
  7. Computer Forensics
  8. Depositions
  9. Trademarks
  10. Legal Assistance
  11. Document Management

Barbara Bennett's Education

kCura Relativity

RCA Certified

2014

Clearwell

Clearwell Administrator Certified

2011

ISFCE

Certified Computer Examiner

20082008

The International Society of Forensic Computer - Certification number 821

inData

Certified - Trial Director

20052005

Having working with attorneys on over a dozen cases, my trial assistance has ranged from small, 3-day cases up to 3-month long trials involving multiple parties, over 5,000 exhibits and many video depositions.

CT Summation

Certified Summation Trainer

20042004

Successfully completed CT Summation's Certified Trainer program and subsquent certifications for the iBlaze family of products.

Concordia University-Ann Arbor

B.A., Human Resources

19901991

Oakland University

Paralegal Program

19811983

Activities and Societies: Paralegal Studies (itigation)

Concordance

Administration Certification

2011

LAW PreDiscovery

Certified in eDiscovery Administration

2010

Barbara Bennett's Additional Information

Interests:

Development of litigation support industry standards and certification, professional networking, healthy cooking, exercise, reading novels

Groups and Associations:

Director, Association of Litigation Support, ALSP Michigan Chapter, Women in eDiscovery, DMBA, OCBA, State Bar of Michigan

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