Who Should Take an eDiscovery Course?
We firmly believe that your entire eDiscovery team and organization (attorneys, paralegals, litigation and IT support staff, and other legal professionals) who "touch" eDiscovery matters should have access to the same testing and eDiscovery instructional content. For this reason, we offer a low subscription group rate (law firm, government unit, corporate office, etc.) for all EDEC on-demand instructional content which includes a team eDiscovery assessment. This will allow your whole team, regardless of knowledge level to develop and grow in their eDiscovery abilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a group rate.
What are the pricing options?
We offer both individual and group pricing. Individual pricing is found directly on our website and is as follows:
Basic eDiscovery Certification: $15 / month
Advanced eDiscovery Certification: $15 / month
Eight Phases of Pretrial eDiscovery Certification: $15 / month
All-access to on-demand content: $25 / month
Live Master Course: $700 (discounts and scholarships available, see course page for options)
Attendees signing up for an eDiscovery Education Center’s online continuing education course will be entitled to a full refund, if the course is cancelled by the Center.
If you withdraw more than 14 days prior to the start date of your eDiscovery Education Center’s online continuing education course you are entitled to receive a refund of any tuition paid, less a $25 administrative fee. If, however, you received a complimentary set of Arkfeld publications upon enrollment, you are entitled to your tuition, less the cost of the text and shipping and will receive a refund of approximately $350.
Which is the Best Bundle for You?
Every litigator and person in your organization who "touches" a matter involving "electronically stored information" should take a "basic" eDiscovery course. Often, I hear of stories of legal professionals, for example, who fail to recognize "triggering" legal hold events and the ensuing court sanctions that follow. However, we recognize that different practitioners may need different levels of training.
We've created comparison guide to help you identify which course bundle will best fit your needs.
What is the Difference Between a "Basic" and "Advanced" Course?
The primary difference between the "basic" and "advanced" Legal issues and IT Courses is the length of the videos and additional readings. The critical issues under both Courses are covered, though in more detail in the "advanced" series.
If you don't want to have to choose between the "basic" and "advanced" courses, our All-access subscription rates includes both levels of on-demand courses on the EDEC website.
Do You Offer eDiscovery Certifications?
Yes! We offer Basic eDiscovery Specialist, Advanced eDiscovery Specialist, Eight Phases of Pretrial eDiscovery Specialist and Master of eDiscovery Certificates.
How Much Time Will it Take for the Different Courses?
Here is a breakdown of the number of video hours and reading pages for the various courses. With the exception of the Master eDiscovery Class, the courses are on-demand and self-paced. The Master Course has a scheduled live component.
- Basic Legal Issues Course: 3 hours of on-demand video and 49 pages of reading.
- Basic Information Technology Course: 4 hours of on-demand video and 75 pages of reading.
- Advanced Legal Issues Course: 8 hours of on-demand video and 157 pages of reading.
- Advanced Information Technology Course: 10 hours of on-demand video and 185 pages of reading.
- Eight Phases of Pretrial eDiscovery: 6 hours of on-demand video
- Master eDiscovery Class: 18 hours of on-demand video, approximately 300 pages of readings, 15 hours of live, online class time and 2 written assignments.
This course readings for the "ESI Pretrial Discovery: Critical Issues, Strategy and Tactics" course (both basic and advanced) are from the "Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide - Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide for ESI Pretrial Discovery" (approximate cost $98).
This course readings for the "Information Technology (IT) for Legal Professionals" course (both basic and advanced) are from the "Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide - Information Technology (IT) for Legal Professionals" (approximate cost $98).
The "Master" course is supplemented by the Arkfeld' on Electronic Discovery and Evidence treatise and four Best Practices Guides. After the discount, the cost of the publications is approximately $250.
You may already have these publications available through your organization's Lexis Advance online legal research subscription or they may be in your library.
To save 30% on the individual best practice guides (approximately $98 after the discount) or the entire set of publications including the Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (4th ed.) treatise and the four Best Practice Guides (approximately $250 after the discount). 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. If you are already a subscriber to Lexis Advance, you may already have access to all of the publications for this course without the need to purchase them. Check with your librarian.
Are These Courses Eligible for CLE Credit?
Generally, the eDiscovery Education Center does not apply for CLE accreditation for its on-demand and online courses. Upon verification of participation, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants wishing to self-apply for CLE credits. Please contact email@example.com for any questions regarding CLE and to obtain your Certificate.
What should I do if I am having technical issues?
The course platform works differently on different platforms and occasionally experiences technical issues such as slow loading pages, crashing, and error pages.
If you are unsure if it's a browser issue, try the same action in a different browser. If the action is the different in a different browser then it is an issue with the browser. If it's a browser issue, you can try the following troubleshooting actions:
- Make sure you are using a supported browser and that your browser is up to date
- Refresh your cache and restart your browser.
- Try accessing your site in a Private or Incognito window, like Chrome's Incognito Mode, or Firefox's Private Window. This opens a fresh browser window without any extensions or settings blocking your content.
Try out a different browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc).
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- Try a different device or computer (mobile phone, tablet, PC/Mac laptop/desktop, etc.).
- Restart your device
If you are still having issues, please feel free to email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the issue, a screenshot, the page URL, the browser you are using,