The St. Louis Electronic Evidence Discovery class is a combination of legal and technological training in one of the most exciting and dynamic subjects in law today. The discovery of electronically stored information is rapidly evolving. Since almost all information is now created and stored in electronic form, paralegals and attorneys are scrambling to understand how their clients create and maintain their business records.

Students do not need a technical background to take this course. However, electronic evidence discovery helps build and defend a legal case, so prior legal education or experience is required.

Ranging from word documents and spreadsheets to email and text messages, vast amounts of potentially responsive electronic information is available. You do not need a technical background to take this course. However, you do need to be aware of the fact that electronic evidence plays a role in building and defending a case. The Course Length is 36 hours over eight weeks.

Students learn:

  • The discovery process and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Types of data that make up electronically stored information
  • The difference between paper and electronic discovery processes
  • Practical experience through simulated discovery conferences for preservation and production of electronically stored information
  • How to set up an efficient overall strategy regarding e-discovery
  • How to grapple with issues related to e-discovery
  • The effects of noncompliance and sanctions

This is an eight-week accelerated electronic discovery course. To enroll in the Electronic Evidence Discovery course, students must document they have prior legal, paralegal, or legal assistant experience or have graduated from a law or legal program at the diploma/certificate level or higher.

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