E-Discovery Specialists organize, assess, manage, and maintain all the electronic documents shared between parties during the discovery process of a legal proceeding. They work as part of a legal team in the pre-trial and trial phases of a legal proceeding in the overall management of electronically stored information. Electronically stored information (ESI) is the new standard in evidence in criminal and civil litigation, this program features courses that will provide students entry-level skills in the management, retention and collection of ESI in legal proceedings.
Students entering the program should have strong analytical and deductive reasoning skills,strong computer skills and be detail oriented.
E-Discovery Specialist jobs can be found in private litigation firms and large corporations with in-house counsel offices. For more information see www.indeed.com.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. discuss how to implement and monitor a litigation or legal hold;
2. prepare litigation documents relevant to e-discovery matters, including discovery requests, discovery responses, litigation hold notices, and preservation letters;
3. develop an e-discovery plan from processing through review and production;
4. analyze ethical issues as they apply to e-discovery matters;
5. discuss the use of e-discovery during pre-trial and trial phases of litigation;
6. compare and contrast e-discovery approaches under Federal law and Maryland law; and
7. utilize computer technology relevant to e-discovery.
Criminal Justice and Law Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs. Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study. You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.
Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.
Length of Training
High school diploma or GED, good computer skills
This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Prior Learning Assessment`
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
E-Discovery: Forensics, Social Media and Data Review
|E-Discovery: Electronically Stored Information, Privileges, and Sanctions
|E-Discovery: Discovery and Preserving Important Information
Course Series Totals:
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Program Contact Information
Program Coordinator: Greg Zuest | 443-840-3037 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Dundalk STAT 119
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