The next Master Course will begin August 17, 2021 and run through October 26, 2021. Live sessions will be held Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm PT.
Today, discovery and production of electronic evidence is a vital part of litigation. Legal professionals are faced with a changing format of evidence - evidence created and stored electronically. Now, emails, metadata, social networking sites, text messaging, word processing documents, spreadsheets, and other electronic files are the "smoking guns" of evidence.
Consequences of eDiscovery Incompetence
Failing to discover or produce electronic evidence can lead to consequences for practitioners including court sanctions, losing an otherwise winnable case, ethics disciplinary action and malpractice claims. With the implementation of the amended federal rules, state rules and case law regarding electronic discovery and evidence, legal professionals must respond and adapt to our changing litigation environment.
10-Weeks to eDiscovery Competence
The Master eDiscovery Course is a unique learning experience targeted to these present and emerging issues. The Course's ten week curriculum will give you an in-depth and structured look at the technological and legal issues affecting electronic discovery and evidence. This course features an online live, interactive instructional approach; instructional on-demand videos, factual scenarios, and pre and post tests which are designed to engage you in active learning methodologies. Joining us for one of the sessions will be guest speaker Judge John M. Facciola (ret.) who will provide insights from a judicial and pragmatic point of view. Judge Facciola is a renowned instructor currently teaching at Georgetown Law School. The class size will be limited to 25 students. Michael Arkfeld will be the primary instructor for this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the ethical implications and consequences for failure to preserve data
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of information technology and electronic discovery
- Understand when to use computer forensics in eDiscovery cases
- Establish an appropriate legal hold
- Counsel clients in regard to the retention and preservation of ESI
- Negotiate eDiscovery compliance with the opposing party
- Grasp and apply the federal and state rules and caselaw that govern the world of eDiscovery
- Identify, request, process, respond and admit ESI
- Understand the foundational requirements for admission of electronic evidence
This readings for this course are from the various Arkfeld publications. You may already have them available through your organization's Lexis Advance online legal research subscription or it may be in your library. If not, we offer free sets of publications to our early registrants. Sign-up now to secure your free set.
Otherwise, the Publications may be purchased at a 30% discount, in a variety of formats, through the Lexis Nexis store. After the discount, the cost of the publications is approximately $275. To save 30% on this and other publications in the collection of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (4th ed.) treatise and Arkfeld’s Best Practice Guides, please reference or enter promotion code: 2021EDEC30. To order visit the LexisNexis® Store at <http://www.lexisnexis.com/2021EDEC30>. If you have further questions, call 800.223.1940 to speak with a LexisNexis® account representative.
What is Expected to Complete the Course?
Students will be expected to attend 10 live instructional sessions on Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm PT with Michael Arkfeld.
Prior to each session, students will complete their weekly on-demand videos, readings, quizzes, and assignments and are expected to come to class prepared to discuss and apply their study.
There will be assignments throughout the course that students complete outside class and bring into the class ready to discuss.
There will be a final exam to test students knowledge and to secure their final certification.
Upon completion, students will earn a certification and be able to apply for CLE credit.
Instruction on technological concepts and eDiscovery legal principles
An interactive, innovative live teaching platform
Complete access to all Courses on the Arkfeld eDiscovery Center web site
On-demand "Advanced" and/or "Basic" eDiscovery videos.
Real-world scenarios to help you apply your new learning
Pre- and post-tests to help you check your progress in the class
Master Certificate - Arkfeld eDiscovery Course will be awarded upon meeting the course requirements
Free set of Arkfeld Publications (while supplies last)