Excellent Course You've Just Got to Take: EDiscovery for Techies
Jul 14, 2011
There's not much out there in the way of specific eDiscovery training for those with expert litigation support, technology or IT skills. That is, until OLP came up with a fantastic course: EDiscovery for Techies.
I am most impressed by the lead instructor, Bill Gallivan, of Digital War Room. Bill and his colleagues have come with with a course that takes into consideration that techies know everything there is to know about technology but need to learn - in the manner that they learn - the relevant parts of eDiscovery that are particularly applicable to their position.
The course is 8 weeks and meets twice a week for two hours each course. If your serious about getting ahead in your career, you need to consider this important time investment. It's all online and by using a webcam (I got mine at Best Buy for $24.95), you interact with the instructor and other students. If you miss a class, you can take the recorded version. Better hurry, though, because the course starts on July 19th. Right now, OLP is offering a two-for-one tuition - two people for only 495.00. It's a great deal.
The course is a "doozy" as my father used to say. Here is part of the syllabus:
Week # Topic
|1||Introduction to Legal Terminology|
|2||RULES:Civil Procedure and Discovery Process + Federal Rules - Meet and Confer, Conflicts and Interests, Ethical considerations|
|3||INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES: 2009-2010 Case Law Review - Court Decisions Involving Electronic Discovery , SEDONA CONFERENCE; Sanctions, Duties to Preserve, Spoliation, Rule 37, Safe Harbor Provisions|
|4||EDRM BEST PRACTICES - IDENTIFICATION, PRESERVATION COLLECTION = Litigation Holds, Triggering Event, Litigation Response Plan, Discovery Response Team, Duties to Preserve, Rule 37, Safe Harbor|
|5||EDRM TOOLS and TECHNOLOGIESfor IDENTIFICATION, PRESERVATION COLLECTION - Risk Mitigation and Legal Hold Triggers, Identification, Data Mapping and Preservation; EDRM - Identification, Data Mapping and Preservation|
|6||EDRM BEST PRACTICES - PROCESSING and ANALYSIS/ECA/Gross relevancy; Filtering|
|7||EDRM TOOLS and TECHNOLOGIES- PROCESSING and ANALYSIS/ECA/Gross relevancy; Filtering|
|8||EDRM BEST PRACTICES- Review, Production, Presentation|
|9||EDRM TOOLS and TECHNOLOGIES- Review, Production, Presentation (Including trial technologies)|
|10||Matter Budgeting: Managing expectations, forecasting hours, resources, tool cost and vendor costs -- tracking budgets and out of scope. Sample bdgeting exercise and homework,|
|11||Practice Matters: Software Contract Disputes|
|12||Final Exam Review - Business Ethics, Qualifications, OLP Certifications and the future of our industry|
In fact, even if you're not such a techie, the course outline looks absolutely fantastic. Register now because the course starts on July 19th. The more you know, the better you get.....
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