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About the E-Discovery and Litigation Technology Program

In response to the increased automation of legal processes, huge volumes of electronic data, and growth of large-scale, complex litigation, a new occupation on the legal field has emerged: the Litigation Technology Professional. This cutting-edge profession combines the legal knowledge of attorneys and paralegals with the technical skills of information technology professionals. Litigation technology professionals help identify, preserve, collect, produce, and manage electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation. With lightning-fast changes in regards to how data and electronically stored information is kept, maintained, and destroyed, the evolution of the practice of law has been forced to adapt to technology resulting in a specific need for tech-savvy legal professionals currently missing but in high demand.

UC San Diego Extension’s e-Discovery and Litigation Technology certificate is an online, interactive program designed to help legal professionals meet the evolving technical demands in the legal field. In as little as six months, you will learn all phases of electronic discovery, from working with clients to gather relevant records, to using advanced analytics to identify hot documents. You will also explore the principles of litigation readiness,legal project management, current legal software used in managing databases, and the use of technology to create streamlined and persuasive presentations at trial.

Please Note: The e-Discovery and Litigation Technology Certificate is NOT approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) because it is not a type of program that the ABA oversees, approves, or certifies. The Paralegal Certificate Program is the only UC San Diego Extension program currently approved by the ABA.

  • Program can be completed in as short as six months
  • All courses are taught online for flexibility
  • Courses are taught by working legal professionals who are experts in the legal support and technology arena
  • Gain a practical hands-on approach to managing technology in the representation of the client on both litigation and transactional platforms
  • Specifically designed for legal professionals who are interested in learning cutting-edge legal technology and expanding their career opportunities.
  • Earn 40 hours of MCLE credit.

The certificate is designed for legal professionals with litigation or equivalent experience who are interested in learning cutting-edge legal technology and expanding career opportunities.

Format: Online

Courses offered in alternating quarters.

Estimated Cost: $3,095

Cost includes course and certificate fees and materials.

Duration: 6-12 Months

Varies by student.

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Understanding E-Discovery and Litigation TechnologyLAW-40068

Units: 5.00


Understanding E-Discovery and Litigation Technology, the first of two cohorts in the E-Discovery Certificate, introduces litigators and litigation staff to the rules and technology associated with the...

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Applying E-Discovery and Litigation TechnologyLAW-40069

Units: 6.00


Applying E-Discovery and Litigation Technology, the second of two parts in the E-Discovery and Litigation Technology Certificate, delves deeper into applying technology to a client s specific legal po...

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Advisory Board

Jeff Bennion, Esq.


Law Offices of Jeff Bennion

Gordon Cruse, Esq.


Gordon D. Cruse, APLC

Eric Deitz, Esq.


Wingert Grebing

Maureen Holland

Senior Consultant

d4 LLC

Kathy Konzen, Esq.



Joseph Leventhal, Esq.

Principal Attorney

The Leventhal Law Firm, APC

Daniel Libby, CFC

Director and Chief Examiner

Digital Forensics

Greg Mahoney

eDiscovery Consultant


Alex Marjanovic

Regional Sales Director and Managing Partner

DTI Global

Christi McGowan

Litigation Support Manager

Beinert, Miller & Katzman

Freely Mickus

Litigation Paralegal

Wingert Grebing

Joy Murao

Director of Practice Support

Paul Hastings LLP

Justine Phillips, Esq.

Special Corporate Counsel

Sheppard Mullin

Christopher Ramey, Esq.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law Attorney – Ramey and Perry

Debbie Richardson


d4 Discovery LLC

Christine Stansall, ACP

Advanced Certified Paralegal

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.