• eDiscovery Certificate

    Raise your profile through Hamline’s eDiscovery Certificate Program and bring more value to your employer and clients.

    The mounting volume of electronic communications, documents, and images is changing the very practice of law. The vast majority of discoverable information today is exchanged and stored electronically, but many legal professionals don't know now to pursue these materials effectively.

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    Why Hamline?

    Hamline's eDiscovery Certificate was developed in consultation with a curriculum committee comprised of some of the leading eDiscovery practitioners in the country, and was recently recognized by Sechel Ventures as one of  "7 Great Cybercrime & eDiscovery Certificate Programs." With the Hamline certificate, you’ll be at the leading edge of eDiscovery innovation. If you have an undergraduate degree, and want to return to further develop your skills and advance your career – the eDiscovery Certificate from Hamline might be right for you.

    The certificate program offers:

    • Evening classes designed for working professionals that can be completed in nine months  
    • Extensive exposure to the principles, process, technology, risks, and opportunities associated with discovery of electronically stored information
    • An internship providing an opportunity to apply classroom learning
    • Hands-on training in high-profile, critical technology platforms and service areas
    • All eDiscovery courses will be taught by nationally recognized attorneys and eDiscovery professionals in conjunction with Hamline Legal Studies professors

    Note: The eDiscovery Certificate program is not an American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate program and does not qualify recipients for the practice of law.

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about how you can pursue an eDiscovery Certificate.

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  • Professional Development Opportunities

    Hamline eDiscovery courses are available to be taken individually as professional development with approval for the eDiscovery program director on a case-by-case basis. The program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 45 CLE credits, and by the National Association of Legal Assistants for 20 CLE credits (including 3 hours of legal ethics.)

    Registration requires the student to hold a four year degree or the equivalent work experience and approval by the eDiscovery program director. Tuition is charged per credit at the current Post-Baccalaureate rate. Download the registration form to apply for professional development course registration.

    Contact Judy Gunnarson at jgunnarson01@hamline.edu for more information.