Digital WarRoom supports a range of eDiscovery educational initiatives. Several organizations offer a range of services from eDiscovery training, to eDiscovery courses, networking and resources. We believe in Just, Speedy and Inexpensive eDiscovery. Many of the resources and initiatives we support are important catalysts in making eDiscovery accessible for all sized firms and all sized cases. These orgs are great opportunities to break into an eDiscovery career, advance a professional resume and gain knowledge from established eDiscovery veterans. I’ll also recommend a range of eDiscovery blogs, eDiscovery podcasts and eDiscovery books to stay up to date on trends and thought leadership.
- eDiscovery Certification
- eDiscovery Courses
- Regional Chapters
ACEDS is the one stop shop for ediscovery training and the ACEDs certification. To break into eDiscovery – we highly recommend becoming ACEDs certified which is the certification to have in the eDiscovery industry. Included is an eDiscovery essentials module, followed by a ACEDs prep module which prepares you for the test. Next you must sign up to take the official test at an approved testing location.
The information in these modules have been aggregated across a range of industry professionals, and these trainings represent the foundation for which all eDiscovery providers base their workflows.
Also take a look at the eDiscovery Checklist Manifesto, a helpful resource co-written by Digital WarRoom and ACEDs to make sure you consider every step in the eDiscovery process
The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is an infographic which describes important stages that make up the eDiscovery workflow. They have a large breadth of educational assets and resources. EDRM is well known for their diagram and thought leadership regarding official descriptions of all stages within the EDRM diagram and ediscovery workflow. The EDRM recently started a job board connecting job-seekers with relevant firms and electronic discovery professionals. This job board is an excellent way for candidates to jump-start their electronic discovery careers.
- Budget Calculators
- Security Audit Questionnaire
- EDRM Job Board
NALA is a national association of paralegals that focuses on continuing education, certifications, and networking. They offer textbooks, e discovery training for paralegals, an e discovery certification, and other opportunities.
- Advanced Paralegal certification
- Networking and Professional Development
OLP – Organization of Legal Professionals
OLP provides a yearly membership which grants access to ongoing training, webinars and eDiscovery education opportunities to legal professionals.
- Advanced eDiscovery bootcamp Course
- Webinars & Tech Talks
Women in eDiscovery
Provides women with education, resources and networking opportunities to explore growth avenues in their careers in eDiscovery
- Regional Chapters
- Networking and personal development
- eDiscovery Education
eDiscovery Education Center (EDEC) (formerly LawCLE Center)
The eDiscovery Education Center, which was started by Michael R Arkfeld, is dedicated to providing legal practitioners and associated professionals with the most current, relevant eDiscovery information and practices, essential to the development of a competent, professional group. EDEC provides high quality, live, online and on-demand ecourses, supplemented with substantive written material, model forms, on-demand video instruction, and other resources. The course are based around Arkfeld's acclaimed eDiscovery publication set.
- eDiscovery assessment
- Basic and advanced on-demand courses
- Live instructional eDiscovery course for all levels
- eDiscovery certification
Sedona Conference offers publications which overview rule changes and best practices in eDiscovery. Their commentary is valuable when seeking clarifications on eDiscovery requirements and rules.
- “Think-tank” style dialogues
In-Person eDiscovery Conferences
Many of which have switched to a virtual format for the 2020 cycle.
Legal Week – New York
ILTA – Various Locations
ABA Techshow – Chicago
UF Law E-Discovery Conference - Gainesville, Florida
LAPA Tech: Annual Legal Technology Expo - Los Angeles
eDiscovery For Everyone – Ralph Losey
The Solo and Small firm Legal Technology Guide – Sharon Nelson, John Simek
Electronic Discovery For Small Cases – Bruce Olson & Tom O’Connor
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Check ABA publishing for more
eDiscovery Buyers Guides
eDiscovery Buyers Guide - Brett Burney & Chelsey Lambert
Ball in Your Court (Craig Ball)
Complex Discovery (Rob Robinson)
eDiscovery Assistant (Kelly Twigger)
eDiscovery Today (Doug Austin)
Ride The Lightning (Sharon Nelson)
LawSites (Bob Ambrogi)
Techno Gumbo (Tom O'Connor)
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