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The Organization of Legal Professionals - An association worth joining

OLSPlogosfinal The Organization of Legal Professionals, a non-profit organization has launched its membership drive.  Dedicated to certification of e-Discovery and other areas in the legal field, this association has attracted some of the top lawyers and legal professionals in the country and abroad.

Dedicated to certification through education and collaboration, The OLP's goals include e-discovery certification through five levels of exams.

"Certification in areas such as e-discovery is very important for legal professionals who want to establish and document that they have extraordinary skills in this arena," said Harriet Cohen, Executive Director. "Experience has shown us that certification ultimately gives professionals more credibility and subsequently higher salaries. Very importantly, clients are assured they are receiving quality legal services and at the same time, law firms are assured they are receiving high quality services from vendors."
Membership is open to all legal professionals interested in promoting higher standards in the industry.
The Board of Governors is comprised of icons in the legal field who are dedicated to developing and providing the certifications. They include:

Professor Jay Grenig, University of Marquette School of Law
Browning Marean, Partner, DLA Piper
Tom O'Connor, Legal Electronic Document Institute
Jeff Fowler, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Peter Del Valle, Esq., Complex Case Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
Eddie Sheehy, CEO, Nuix, Sydney, Australia
Joe Thorpe, Managing Director, International Litigation Services 
Madison S. Spach, Jr., Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman LLP
Shannon Capone Kirk, E-Discovery Counsel, Ropes & Gray
Herb Roitblat, Ph.D., CEO, OrcaTec
ouglass Mitchell, Counsel, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
Patrick Oot, General Counsel, Verizon Communications,
Anne Kershaw, A.Kershaw P.C. Attorneys & Consultants
Kunoor Chopra, Esq.,
President & CEO, LawScribe
oni Marsh, Esq., Director of Paralegal Studies, George Washington University
Ron Friedmann, Sr. Vice President, Integreon
Nick Hariton, Esq., Managing Director & Counsel, Imaging Presentation Partners

The Advisory Council (partial listing)

Henry Alonso
, Complex Case Director, Dept. of the Treasury, Washington, DC
Donald Billings, West Coast Manager Litigation Support Practice, Sidley & Austin
Kevin Chern, Esq., CEO, Total Attorneys Practice Management Association
Mary Buker, Principal, Litigation Technology & Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Jensen, Sr. Litigation Analyst, Reed Smith LLP
Debra Hindin-King, Litigation Paralegal, Holland & Hart
Anne Kemp, Principal, Litigation Support Management,
Julie LaBoe, Editor-in-Chief,
Janet Powell, Case Manager, Olgetree Deakins
Jason Primuth, Principal, Unfair Advantage

The development of the first certification exam is well underway. The organization has opened its doors for members including attorneys, attorneys, litigation support professionals, educators, case managers, project managers, vendors and other interested parties who stand behind delivering higher education and quality legal services and products.
To join, please go to:

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