The 2019 NFPA Joint Leadership, Certification and Regulation Conference was held in Denver, Colorado. The Regulation portion of the event featured CLEs about the advancement of paralegals through certification and regulation. The presentation on The Benefits and Challenges of Pursuing an eDiscovery Certification, by Kelley Chaney, RP CEDS, will be adapted for an Oregon presentation at OPA’s Litigation Group meeting in February 2020.
Paralegals advance when their value and contributions to their firm and clients increase. An eDiscovery certification may help with that advancement no matter what field of law you work in – litigation, in-house counsel, family law, corporate, etc. Earning a certification does not guarantee paralegal expertise, any more than passing the bar exam guarantees that someone will make a great lawyer. However, by successfully completing an endorsed eDiscovery program, participants signify that they have undertaken a rigorous educational pursuit and have proven a fundamental knowledge of the subject matter. You start with a solid foundation and build on it with practical application and continued learning.
This CLE will discuss competency duties, ESI discovery obligations, eDiscovery education and certification options, and the benefits and challenges of eDiscovery certification. Please join us on February 27, 2020 at noon at the firm of
Dunn Carney, 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1500, Portland OR. A light lunch will be sponsored by Dunn Carney’s TeamPeople, so you must respond by February 23, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. OPA and ACEDS members are welcome at no cost. Non-members interested in the benefits of joining OPA or ACEDS may attend this CLE for free if all of the spaces are not full by February 23, 2020 (but feel free to sign up now and be the first in line for openings).
“The time of great unknowns in e-discovery are past. The rules, principles, case law, procedures, software, methods,
quality controls, and vendor services are now well-developed. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”
-Ralph Losey, Esq. “eDiscovery for Everyone
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