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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.



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6-12 Months*

*Varies by student.

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.

Certificate Benefits
  • 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.
Who Should Attend?

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.

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.


There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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" I learned the importance of trial graphics and how to prepare clear and concise presentation for a trial from the e-Discovery and Litigation course work. I would recommend this program to any legal professional wanting to elevate their skills as well as their professional profile. "
-Sheila A. Grela, ACP, CEDS, San Diego Chapter, Women in e-Discovery