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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

E-Discovery (PLG-306)


Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

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.


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) (5/23 revalidation).