FTI Technology Launches Ringtail Certification Program for E-Discovery Professionals

New Training Curriculum Helps Users Maximize Analytics for Faster Fact-Finding and Cost Savings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its FTI Technology segment has launched a new certification program for users of its award-winning Ringtail® e-discovery software. The online training courses, accessible on-demand, enable e-discovery professionals at corporations, law firms and government agencies to develop or refine their skills across a number of best practices, including advanced workflow and analytics to accelerate legal review.

Analytics are used throughout more of the e-discovery process and result in greater cost-savings, according to a recent study of corporate e-discovery professionals*. The new Ringtail training and certification program helps legal reviewers, administrators and case managers better understand when and how to apply analytics for faster fact-finding, case strategy development and reducing e-discovery costs.  

"E-discovery professionals are transitioning from linear review to using advanced analytics, which provides a whole host of advantages," said JR Jenkins, Senior Director in the Technology segment of FTI Consulting. "Our new Ringtail training and certification program builds on this trend by teaching users how to confidently apply analytics workflows and visual document review to matters of any size."

The Ringtail training and certification program is available in four tracks. Users can choose to be certified for one or all of the tracks. The tracks include:

  • Reviewer I: Explores document review and coding workflows, utilizing analytics and linear review strategies in tandem. These courses are complimentary and available today at http://www.ftitechnology.com/resources/training.
  • Reviewer II: Building from the review and coding techniques covered in the Reviewer I training, these courses cover more advanced document search and analysis methods, as well as case preparation.
  • Case Manager: Covers optimizing cases for review teams, review setup, review management and reporting.
  • Ringtail Administrator: Includes case creation and setup, group setup and management, as well as importing and organizing data.

All of the training sessions are interactive, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and include exercises to strengthen skills. Those who choose to register for a certification exam will be given access to additional Ringtail reference materials and will be enrolled in the Ringtail User Group Webinar series, which features sessions on advanced topics, such as audio e-discovery, modernizing keyword search and predictive coding. Experienced Ringtail users and administrators may take certification exams without participating in the training courses.

The Ringtail e-discovery platform supports law firms and corporate legal teams of all sizes that are tasked with managing the complexity and scope of today's global e-discovery. A full-featured platform, Ringtail software processes and culls data, provides a broad range of tools for quick data review and coding and gives users a comprehensive set of redaction and production tools. Ringtail also features patented visual analytics, concept clustering, predictive coding and advanced workflows. Ringtail is available on-premise, on-demand or in a Software as a Service ("SaaS") deployment model. For more information on FTI Technology, Ringtail, or to schedule a Ringtail demo, please visit www.ftitechnology.com.

FTI Technology and its Ringtail e-discovery software have received numerous honors from the legal and IT industries, including selection by The National Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, The Recorder and KMWorld, as leaders within e-discovery software and services. FTI Technology was also included in the 'Leaders' quadrant of Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software' report (Jie Zhang, Garth Landers, May 18, 2015). A complimentary copy of the report is available at the FTI Technology site.

Ringtail demonstrations will be available at the ILTACon 2015 conference from August 31, 2015 to September 3, 2015 in booth #214. For more information, please visit www.ftitechnology.com.

*Advice from Counsel: 13 Ways Your E-Discovery Manager Thinks You Can Reduce E-Discovery Spending, sponsored by FTI Technology, November 2014.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,400 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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