UC Irvine Extension Offers New Legal Technology Courses

Curriculum Focuses on Knowledge Needed to Navigate Important Software Utilized in Legal Technological Environment

Feb 19, 2014, 14:00 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension launches two new four-week online courses which focus on the foundational and practical knowledge needed for navigating critical software in legal technology. Technology skills are vitally important to job readiness as they are highly valued by employers. Courses are designed for attorneys, paralegals, litigation support personnel, legal secretaries and case managers – allowing participants to meet the evolving challenges of delivering legal services in the digital age.  Registration is now open for both courses.

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"Being able to fully master software critical in the legal industry will provide participants the ability to maintain a competitive advantage in this job market," said Tom Pokladowski, Esq., director of law, finance and business programs at UC Irvine Extension.  "With course instructor, Kyre Stucklin's extensive experience in practicing and training litigation technology, course attendees will have the benefit of receiving hands-on instruction from a professional well versed in Concordance and CaseMap."

Fundamentals of Concordance, offered from March 10 through April 6, focuses on how to manage the information produced in the discovery process using Concordance to organize, review, search, and produce litigation documents that are scanned or electronic. At the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate among documents in Concordance, customize the view of document text and metadata, use Concordance Native Viewer, run keyword searches in Concordance, and create, use, and understand the use of tags in a case and storing queries.

Fundamentals of CaseMap concentrates on how to utilize CaseMap to manage all the information in a lawsuit, perform case assessment, and collaborate in teams whether team members are in the same office or throughout the world. By taking this course, participants will learn to create a new CaseMap case, administer user accounts and manage case priorities, build logical structure for case information, and customize and manage spreadsheet layout and functionality. This course will be offered from April 21 through May 18.

UC Irvine Extension is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Participants are eligible to earn 10 hours of MCLE credit for each course. For more information about these new courses and how to sign up, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/legal/technology_forum/ or call (949) 824-5414.

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