Acorn Legal Solutions Establishes Pro Bono Hosting Partnership through Relativity’s Justice for Change
Acorn will support Justice for Change grant recipients in their use of RelativityOne
CHICAGO, IL – November 23, 2022 – Acorn Legal Solutions, a woman-led eDiscovery firm headquartered in Chicago, today announced its designation as a Hosting Partner with Relativity’s Justice for Change program. This partnership will enable Acorn to provide hosting, administrative and project management support to grant recipient organizations in their use of RelativityOne.
“We are proud to be a Hosting Partner of the Justice for Change program as it fosters an opportunity for us to have a positive impact on racial and social justice in our communities,” said Lia Majid, CEO at Acorn Legal Solutions. “I am grateful that our team can make a difference by democratizing access to eDiscovery technology and providing support for those organizations in need of it.”
Acorn will be partnering with Maryland-based non-profit Child Justice to provide hosting and production of documents related to a case of child abuse. Child Justice’s cases are often highly document intensive as allegations of abuse often involve multiple expert witnesses as well as medical and mental health records. Acorn will help Child Justice manage and organize this large volume of documents using RelativityOne to present as evidence to the court.
Relativity’s Justice for Change program focuses on increasing access to justice by providing free use of its cloud-based e-discovery product RelativityOne to organizations tackling legal cases and academic and policy research related to racial and social justice. Specifically, Justice for Change has allocated 100TB of RelativityOne data to be used on pro bono projects led by customers or nonprofit organizations. Through the Justice for Change hosting partnership, Acorn is committed to the continuous pursuit of justice through great pro bono work and building important connections with Child Justice.
“We are grateful that Acorn is providing access to RelativityOne in order to defend our client’s case and shed light on other horrific cases of child abuse,” said Eileen King, Founder & Program Director at Child Justice. “The ability to use this technology will not only help our current client but can show other parents in similar situations that limited resources should not prevent them from accessing the justice they deserve.”
Child Justice’s cases often contain thousands of documents, making them quite complex for family court matters. Utilizing RelativityOne will provide the Child Justice team the tools to tag and search documents for multiple issues, utilize Case Dynamics for timelines and chronologies, prepare witnesses and experts for testimony, fulfill discovery requirements, and identify all issues in their case.
“We are thrilled to welcome Acorn as a Justice for Change Hosting Partner. Lia and the team are incredibly supportive of the program’s mission, and it is clear they are dedicated and determined to help organizations like Child Justice succeed in their fight for justice,” said Jaclyn Sattler, Manager for Strategy and Business Operations at Relativity. “Watching organizations like Acorn commit to the program is so inspiring and we can’t wait to see how they continue to leverage their resources for those seeking justice.”
Organizations, including current Relativity customers, doing legal work on behalf of racial justice that would benefit from software to help them organize and search documents and build out a case narrative can apply for free use of our cloud-based e-discovery product, RelativityOne. To learn more, visit: https://www.relativity.com/company/giving-back/justice-for-change/
Acorn is a legal data consulting firm that specializes in AI and Advanced Analytics for litigation applications, while providing rigorous customer service to the eDiscovery industry. Although capable of serving AmLaw 100 Law Firms and Corporate Legal departments, Acorn primarily works with large regional, midsize national and boutique litigation firms. Acorn provides high-touch, customized litigation support services with a heavy emphasis on seamless communications.
About Child Justice
Child Justice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for children’s rights when the courts fail to protect them in cases of abuse and domestic violence. Child Justice is dedicated to ensuring a child’s right to be legally protected from an abusive parent. Working with well-respected law firms, Child Justice provides legal services that protect Maryland children “lost in the system” after exposure to family violence, physical and/or sexual abuse, substance addictions or neglect. Pro Bono attorneys working with Child Justice provide abuse victims with highly skilled legal services for lower court and appellate court cases. These free legal services help to keep children out of the hands of their abusers.
Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS product RelativityOne manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. The AI-powered communication surveillance product, Relativity Trace proactively detects regulatory misconduct like insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behavior. Relativity has more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 199 of the Am Law 200. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for 12 consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.