An Intensive Course in E-Discovery Law, All Online

Ralph Losey is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on e-discovery law. He is a partner with the law firm Jackson Lewis and is the firm’s national e-discovery counsel. He is the author of four books on e-discovery law and practice and writes the blog, e-Discovery Team.

Now Ralph is spearheading a new project: e-Discovery Law Training, an intensive, online training in e-discovery law, on a par with a three-credit course in law school. The course consists of 61 classes, called modules, and covers all key topics in e-discovery law. Courses include content written by Ralph and video seminars taught by Ralph and a faculty of e-discovery professionals that includes U.S. magistrate-judges, practicing lawyers, and other well-known consultants and educators. (Here is the complete syllabus.)

Here is how Ralph describes it:

Unlike many law school classes or CLEs, this program is designed to be interesting and engaging. There are not only good hyper-linked writings and high-definition videos from a number of experts, there are challenging follow-up assignments. The assignments require creativity, research skills, independent thinking, and insight to complete. … Your study is guided. Although this is an online program, the human touch is still key.

Because the program is online, you can take the classes when convenient to your schedule and you can take as long as you want to complete the full program.

The first 15 classes are free to anyone who registers. To sign up for the remaining 46 classes, the cost is $500. For another $500, you get a higher-level registration that entitles you to communicate with instructors and receive their feedback. For yet another $500, registrants are eligible to be tested when they complete the program and, if they pass, to receive a certificate of completion.

For more information, visit the program’s website, e-Discovery Law Training. Ralph also provides further details in a post on his blog.

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About Bob Ambrogi

Bob is known internationally for his expertise in the Internet and legal technology. He held the top editorial positions at the two leading national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers USA. A long-time advisor to Catalyst, Bob now divides his time between law practice and media consulting. He writes two blogs, LawSites and MediaLaw, co-authors Law.com's Legal Blog Watch, and co-hosts the weekly legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, Bob is a life member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which honored him in 1994 with its President's Award.