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E-discovery classes for lawyers, paralegals

Posted Nov 1, 2010 3:45 AM CDT
By Joe Dysart

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Janet Powell: Adding to her e-education. (Photo by Daniel Portnoy)

Law firms looking to insulate clients from the dangers of the digital age may want to consider some new e-discovery courses from the Organization of Legal Professionals.

Designed for both paralegals and attorneys, the program offers practical advice from highly recognized authorities in e-discovery via a series of online, interactive video meetings.

Janet Powell, a Miami-based paralegal at Jackson Lewis, says she signed up for the OLP’s e-Discovery@Work program after concerns she had “what one colleague refers to as a ‘Swiss cheese education’ ” when it comes to all things digital. “I don’t know what I don’t know.”

The most comprehensive of the OLP’s digital education offerings, e-Discovery@Work features three eight-week courses that got under way this summer, presented in cooperation with the Center for Advanced Legal Studies.

The first course introduces students to the fundamentals of the discipline. The second—targeted for those with two or more years’ experience with e-discovery—delves into the intricacies of digital liability. And a third course is being offered to nonlegal professionals who are looking to quickly get up to speed on digital due diligence.

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