CHICAGO, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity today announced that it has begun accepting submissions for its 2019 Relativity Fest Student Scholarship. Now in its 4th year, the academic scholarship awards forward-thinking students with the opportunity to learn more about the dynamic changes impacting the legal industry so that they can better position themselves for a hiring market that values legal technology competency.
The introduction of this year's scholarship application comes at a time when lawyers are required to excel in both law and legal technology, given the vital importance of both in today's litigation and investigation proceedings. Since the American Bar Association introduced an amendment in 2012 requiring technology competency, 36 states have made similar amendments making it the duty of all state-barred attorneys to be knowledgeable in legal technology. For new lawyers just getting into the field, being well-versed in e-discovery platforms like Relativity and getting exposure to cutting-edge legal technology conferences like Relativity Fest are a great way to prepare for these requirements and get a leg up on the competition.
"Relativity Fest was an amazing opportunity to learn and network. The ability to meet with clients one has only spoken with via email was very useful. Witnessing conversations about the cutting edge of our industry helped me know I have a lot to learn. Relativity Fest stood for me as an affirmation, 'this is what I want to do with the rest of my life,'" said Robert York, UCLA Extension.
The Relativity Fest Student Scholarship is offered as part of the Relativity Academic Partners Program, an educational initiative that provides over 90 law schools and paralegal programs with free access to hands-on training in Relativity while giving students the tools and experience they need to excel in today's increasingly complex legal industry. As part of the program, universities and program instructors have access to Relativity and additional educational and information resources, including in-person training and the Relativity Community site.
Selected students will attend Relativity Fest where they will have access to a variety of networking and learning opportunities designed to educate attendees on the growing impact of legal technology on today's legal market. The 10th annual Relativity Fest will take place in Chicago from October 20th – 23rd.
Both undergraduate and graduate students from law schools and paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) are eligible to apply for the scholarship by June 14th, 2019. The award covers transportation, lodging, meals and event registration. The scholarship is open to anyone who is 21 years of age by October 19th, 2019.
About Relativity At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. RelativityOne offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for eight consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at [email protected] or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.