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eDiscovery for Beginners

1.0 CLE (Substantive)

In this seminar we will discuss the basics of e-Discovery. It’s a hot topic and everyone wants you to know about it and know how to do it, even if you don’t actually “have” to do it as part of your job. You might be surprised how much e-discovery is happening around you all day every day even outside of the office.

The problem is, most e-discovery seminars assume that you already know a little bit about e-discovery and skip over the basics, or they teach you a little bit about e-discovery but the real focus is on selling you their e-discovery system. In this beginners level seminar we will talk about the differences between discovery and e-discovery, how e-discovery works, why it’s an issue and how it impacts paralegals. We will learn about where ESI is found (if you don’t know what ESI is, you need to take this seminar NOW!), who has it and who is responsible for it. We will talk about all kinds of e-discovery terminology… metadata, native formats, hash values, de-NISTing, meet and confers, some best practices and more.

Meet Your Speaker

Linda McGrath-Cruz is a premises liability paralegal in the Risk Management department of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Inc. Linda has worked as a paralegal in the area of products liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and premises liability defense since 1997 and specializes in discovery and trial practice. She is a NALA Certified Paralegal holding ACPs in five practice areas, is a Florida Registered Paralegal and in 2017, she obtained her Masters in Paralegal Studies. You can learn more about Linda on her website: http://miamifrp.com/about-linda/

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Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE)

NALA: This seminar is approved by the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) for 1.0 hour of substantive continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP or CLA credential.

FRP: As approved by NALA, this seminar meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for 1.0 hour of continuing legal education credit required to maintain the FRP credential.

Please note: Topics such as law office management, computer training, and other law-related topics are considered by NALA to be under the non-substantive category, which is limited to 10 hours per five-year certification period.

The CLE Credits from this program are pre-approved by NALA and can be used for your CLE requirements with any other associations which accept credits that hold NALA's approval. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of all classes within this program. It is the students responsibility to ensure NALA approved credits will be accepted. If you aren't sure, please e-mail lmc@perfectlyparalegal.com for assistance.

NFPA accepts substantive CLE hours bearing NALA accreditation.