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Electronic Evidence


The Online Electronic Evidence Discovery class is a combination of legal and technological training in one of the most exciting and dynamic subjects in law today. The discovery of electronically stored information is rapidly evolving. Since almost all information is now created and stored in electronic form, paralegals and attorneys are scrambling to understand how their clients create and maintain their business records.

Students do not need a technical background to take this course. However, electronic evidence discovery helps build and defend a legal case, so prior legal education or experience is required.  The Arlington Electronic Evidence Discovery course will teach students about Civil Rules and Procedures, e-discovery strategy, compliance and sanctions and types of electronically stored data.

Ranging from word documents and spreadsheets to email and text messages, vast amounts of potentially responsive electronic information is available. You do not need a technical background to take this course. However, you do need to be aware of the fact that electronic evidence plays a role in building and defending a case. The Course Length is 36 hours over eight weeks.  Students learn:

  • The discovery process and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Types of data that make up electronically stored information
  • The difference between paper and electronic discovery processes
  • Practical experience through simulated discovery conferences for preservation and production of electronically stored information
  • How to set up an efficient overall strategy regarding e-discovery
  • How to grapple with issues related to e-discovery
  • The effects of noncompliance and sanctions

This is an eight-week accelerated electronic discovery course.  To enroll in the Electronic Evidence Discovery course, students must document they have prior legal, paralegal, or legal assistant experience or have graduated from a law or legal program at the diploma / certificate level or higher.

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Program Details
The online Electronic Evidence Discovery course provides students with the materials needed to successfully complete the e-discovery continuing education program. Labs are open additional hours to provide work-study time outside of classes.  The Court Reporting Institute provides each student with online resources such as library services, a student portal, email and online companion courses.
Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Computer forensic investigators specialize in recovering, analyzing, and presenting data from computers for use in investigations or as evidence. They determine the details of intrusions into computer systems, recover data from encrypted or erased files, and recover e-mails and deleted passwords.  Opportunities are expected to be favorable for qualified computer forensic investigators.” “Increased demand will result from heightened security concerns, increased litigation, and the need to protect confidential information and property of all kinds.”
Institutional Costs
Tuition: $625
Reg Fee: $100
Books and Supplies: $820
Total: $1,545