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Robert Half Legal offers a versatile approach to achieving maximum return on your investment. Below are several legal case studies that demonstrate the wide range of services we provide to our clients. Contact the Robert Half office nearest you for more legal case studies and to learn about our service offerings.


Project team assembled quickly for last-minute discovery helps deliver results ahead of schedule

Files had to be collected by several custodians and quickly transferred to computers that the review team would use.

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Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services saves client time and helps cut $4 million in document review costs

There were approximately $4 billion in claims against the law firm's client, a financial services firm. Loss of the case could negatively impact the potential future sale of the financial services firm. In addition, the law firm faced extremely tight deadlines and penalties if it failed to complete the review on time.

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Experienced review team assembled within 3 hours beats court deadline

In litigation regarding a complex business transaction matter, the client sought to show evidence of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. The case involved the discovery of documents held by more than 150 custodians in multiple countries.

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Robert Half Legal delivers low margin-of-error rate and significant cost savings for redaction of 500,000 foreclosure summaries

The client, a bank, needed approximately 500,000 mortgage files reviewed within a 10-week time frame in preparation for foreclosure filings. If not completed on time, the bank would have been noncompliant with government regulations and incurred sanctions from the federal agency.

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Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services recovers missing data and helps save firm from legal sanctions

The law firm's client faced potential sanctions for data loss in relation to legal hold demands in the litigation. To avoid sanctions, the law firm needed to assist its client in data recovery and defense of its data storage practices.

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Team conducts complex review of half million documents, helps deliver results and savings

Pretrial preparation involved reviewing a large number of electronic and print documents. The law firm had already hired a third party to handle document collection and processing, but the scope and complexity of the project required a team of industry experts to conduct the actual review.

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Project oversight team delivers security and cost savings ahead of schedule

Because the law firm’s client was planning to merge with a major competitor, the matter had to be resolved quickly. The client could not staff the number of attorneys necessary to complete the document review on time.

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Document review completed in tight time frame, enabling firm’s attorneys to focus on case

The client needed to complete a first-pass review of 200,000 documents within a four-to-six-week window.

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The general event guidelines below are applicable to all national competitive events. Please review and follow these guidelines when competing at the national level. When competing at the state level, check the state guidelines since they may differ.

Eligibility

  • Dues: Competitors must have paid PBL national and state dues by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 15 of the current school year.
  • NLC Registration: Participants must be registered for the NLC and pay the national conference registration fee in order to participate in competitive events.
  • Deadlines: The state chair, or designee, must register each state competitor on the official online entry forms by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
  • Each state may submit three (3) individuals in all events requiring only objective tests and two (2) individuals or teams for all events that require a pre-judged or performance component.
  • Each competitor can compete in two (2) events.
  • Each competitor must compete in all parts of an event for award eligibility.
  • A team shall consist of two or three members. Exceptions are Parliamentary Procedure which must be a team of four or five members, and LifeSmarts which must be a team of two members.

Repeat Competitors

Competitors are not permitted to compete in an event more than once at the NLC unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • Modified Events: A competitor may compete in the same event when the event is modified. Note, if the only modification is a name change, competitors may not compete in the renamed event.
  • Team Events: One (1) competitor of the team may have competed in the same event at one (1) previous NLC; however, they may not compete more than twice in the event at the national level.
  • Chapter Events: Competitors may compete in a chapter event more than once (Community Service Project).
  • Individual Entry: A competitor who competed as an individual entry in a team event at the national level may compete in the same event a second time as part of a team, but not a second time as an individual.
  • Parliamentary Procedure: Two (2) competitors of the team may have competed in this event at a previous NLC; however, they may not compete more than twice at the national level.
  • Pilot Event: Competition in a pilot event does not disqualify a competitor from competing in the same event if it becomes an official competitive event. The participant may compete in another event as well as a pilot event.

Breaking Ties

  • Objective Tests: Ties are broken by comparing the correct number of answers to the last 10 questions on the exam. If a tie remains, the competitor who completed the test in a shorter amount of time will place higher. If this does not break the tie, answers to the last 20 questions will be reviewed and determine the winner.
  • Objective and Production Tests: The production test scores will be used to break a tie.
  • Objective Tests and Performances: The objective test score will be used to break a tie based on the tie-breaking criteria of objective tests.
  • Reports/Projects and Performances: The report/project scores will be used to break a tie.
  • Performances: Judges must break ties and all judges’ decisions are final.

National Deadlines

  • State chair/adviser must register all competitors for NLC competitive events online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
  • All prejudged components (reports, websites, projects, statement of assurance) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
  • All prejudged projects and reports must be submitted electronically.
  • All Statements of Assurance must be submitted online.
  • All production tests must be received at FBLA-PBL by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the third Friday in May.
  • Desktop Publishing—two (2) copies of the finished product must be uploaded as PDF files by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the third Friday in May.
  • All production tests must be uploaded online.
  • State chair/adviser may make name changes only (no additional entries) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the first Friday in June. Competitor drops are the only changes allowed after this date and onsite.

National Awards

The number of competitors will determine the number of winners. The maximum number of winners for each competitive event is 10. Only one (1) award is given to the schools competing in chapter events (Community Service Project and Local Chapter Annual Business Report).

Additional Materials

  • Financial calculators may be brought to objective testing and used for any accounting, finance, or analysis & decision making events.
  • Certain events may allow the use of additional materials. Please refer to event guidelines.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

FBLA‑PBL meets the criteria specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act for all participants who submit a special needs form.

Recording of Presentations

No unauthorized audio or video recording devices will be allowed in any competitive event. Participants in the performance events should be aware the national association reserves the right to record any performance for use in study or training materials.

Graduate Students

Graduate students may compete in all PBL events.