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June 11, 2013 09:35 ET

LitWorks Launches eDiscovery Specialist Training Academy

Law Firm and Corporate Legal Departments Use Academy to Bring Advanced Education In-House

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - LitWorks, A DTI Company, today launched a new eDiscovery Specialist Training Course designed to elevate the attorney's, paralegal's and litigation support professional's depth and breadth of knowledge for managing electronically stored information (ESI) as it pertains to litigation.

Members of the litigation community understand how much the ESI landscape has changed in recent years. Despite this awareness, many are struggling to keep pace as emerging technologies and new frontiers such as early case assessment (ECA) and technology-assisted review (TAR or predictive coding) become more commonplace.

As Theresa Peverly, manager of the practice services group for Grippo & Elden, states, "In addition to the rapidly changing technical landscape, there is a new reality in the law firm environment that involves pressure from clients for lower billable hours and lower billable rates, as well as the push for traditional paralegal tasks to now be qualified as administrative work, thus non-billable work. Further, paralegals in particular are increasingly being asked to act as project managers/guides to integrate the ESI life cycle with the litigation life cycle. The LitWorks Training Academy has helped our firm learn how to balance increasing reliance on technology with human resources to benefit us as well as our clients. While delving into the complexities of ESI, the academy provides practical applications that all of us can put into action for our clients each and every day."

Many leading law firms and corporate legal departments are now requiring their paralegals and litigation support professionals to become subject matter experts in managing ESI. By learning more about the ESI life cycle, how to control costs, and how to minimize the risk of fines and sanctions, they can offer competitive advantages over firms that are less savvy.

Prior to any academy classes being offered, LitWorks' professional team holds a fact-finding meeting to understand current challenges faced by the organization. Once goals and overall firm eDiscovery strategy are established, the LitWorks team can create a custom program that specifically addresses those needs.

Learn more by visiting the LitWorks website at http://litworks.net.

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