For close to 20 years, Sierra Document Management has been the preferred partner in the legal industry for litigation support services.   SDM specializes in document copying and scanning, data conversion and digital archiving with a focus on fast, accurate and reliable service.

We’ve helped attorneys, paralegals and their staff better organize case materials, elevate performance and productivity while greatly reducing the time and management costs associated with document review. Just as the legal industry has evolved, Sierra Document Management has created SDM Legal.

SDM Legal is a division of Sierra Document Management specializing in the core production services to include a full spectrum of litigation support needs.

  • Core Document and Data Management Solutions

    Federal laws governing the processing of electronic information are evolving at an accelerated pace. As a leader in document management, SDM Legal can help transfer and organize critical electronic information.

    With SDM Legal, you can be confident all information essential to your case will be available anytime you need it. You can rely on our production services for:

    • Legal file conversion
    • Bates Labeling: manual or electronic
    • Trial Binders  w/ index tabs
    • Binding
    • Deposition Printing & Binding
    • Bates numbering and labeling of images and documents
    • Alphanumeric prefixes to allow clear identification by all parties involved in the case
    • Trial and Exhibit Boards (color or black & white in-house within 1-2 hours)
  • E-Discovery – Early Assessment, Data Processing and Review

    With the proliferation of electronic documents and their role in audits, investigations, and litigation, SDM Legal and our technology partner CloudNine are proud to offer eDiscovery automation to our clients.

    As a result of this partnership, SDM Legal can help legal and business professionals efficiently and cost-effectively address eDiscovery challenges to include:

    • Increasing volumes of data
    • Inadequate Technology to access different data formats
    • Lack of personnel
    • Budgetary constraints
    • Data security

    With this automated eDiscovery technology, documents can be uploaded, reviewed and produced electronic directly from a desktop within minutes for use in audits, investigations, and litigation. This capability allows SDM Legal to provide a platform that has the following attributes:

    • Speed: Be up and running in five minutes.
    • Simplicity: The platform is intuitive enough for non-technical staff.
    • Security: Data will be in a protected cloud with certainly of exact data location.
    • Services: Support from a complete portfolio of professional services.

    The process for automated eDiscovery begins with three easy steps.

    1. Upload Data for Early Case Assessment– the platform allows the uploading of data to a secure online repository while automatically converting documents to a usable format for review. We offer cost effective cloud-based eDiscovery software to process and review large volumes of data, reducing the expense of traditional processing, loading, and hosting.
    2. Automated Processing – this solution is an intuitive platform with multiple viewing options. Create review sets for multiple reviewers. Add users and data fields as needed. Set user rights to control access to functions, fields and documents. With a comprehensive search engine, users can even get highlighted images.
    3. Review and Produce – Our solution makes producing responsive data easy, as it generates production and privilege logs and eliminates the need for additional processing after export. Image, native and text files can be exported, with the images Bates numbered, custom branded, and converted to single or multi-page TIFF or PDF with a load file.

    Call SDM at 775.786.8224 today for more information or to set up a demonstration of this new eDiscovery service.

  • Data Collection & Forensics

    Digital evidence is influencing and changing the process for legal proceedings. SDM Legal has partnered with Great Basin Data Recovery to change how professionals in the legal industry can respond to these evolving technological challenges of a fast-paced digital world.

    With SDM’s expertise in litigation support services and GBDR’s experience and forensic equipment, we can provide legal and business professionals with solutions to address digital evidence and collection needs to include:

    • On or off-site evidence collection
    • Evidence storage
    • Digital evidence examination
    • Expert reports of findings
    • Expert assistance with legal holds
    • Expert assistance with subpoena requests
    • Assistance in understanding complex technological issues
    • Assistance with case preparation
    • Assistance with evidence discovery

    SDM Legal will work with your team to provide the information and demonstrations needed to make informed decisions about Digital Forensics.

SDM Legal Partners


Founded in 2002 and based in Houston, Texas, CloudNine is a technology company with deep expertise in the analysis, processing, and review of electronically stored information (ESI).

The company’s flagship offering is its cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivered, simplified eDiscovery automation software, also known as CloudNine. This eDiscovery automation software streamlines the discovery, investigation, and audit process for attorneys and compliance managers and is currently used by more than 50 of the top 250 Am Law firms as well as extensively used in many of the world’s leading corporations. Covered in recent reports and surveys by Gartner, 451 Research, Blue Hill Research, and Corporate Counsel, CloudNine is a leader in eDiscovery automation.

The company also offers a complete portfolio of eDiscovery professional services including computer forensics, managed services, managed review, and eDiscovery consulting. These software and professional services enable CloudNine clients to experience the simplicity of self-service supported by the power of a full-service eDiscovery provider.

In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.

Great Basin Data Recovery

Great Basin Data Recovery is a Reno, Nevada based, woman/veteran owned, small business dedicated to assisting individuals and companies recover damaged or lost data.  Great Basin Data Recovery was incorporated in 2007 to support the need in Northern Nevada for data recovery and digital forensics services.  Great Basin Data Recovery has years of experience recovering data from hard drives and removable media.

Great Basin Data Recovery is unique in the industry due to its on-going internal research in the field, its training and its hands on approach to solving client problems.

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