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National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

E-Discovery (PLG-306)

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 

January 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define litigation hold and determine the difference between internal and external holds; determine what is ethical behavior when instituting and maintaining litigation holds; evaluate digital information and determine what preservation methods may be necessary; discuss various elements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and how they relate to e-discovery; help formulate an e-discovery plan; define “metadata” and determine what kinds of metadata can be useful; advise in the handling of everyday information while conducting routine business in a way that is ethical and intelligent, when it comes to planning for possible later litigation; and protect confidential information from accidental disclosure via social media.

Instruction: 

This course discusses the process by which information is sought and turned over under the rules of civil procedure by electronic media. Major topics include: litigation holds and responsibilities of parties to avoid spoliation of electronic evidence, application of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to e-discovery and how to word interrogatories and requests for production when they apply to electronic information. Additional topics include: analysis and usage if the results of an e-discovery investigation and process. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, practice assignments; class participation; and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Paralegal Studies or Business Law (3/18).

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