Too few knowledgeable and fully trained professionals who know litigation support from top to bottom.
Until now, there has been little or no formal training in this highly skilled, highly paid field.
According to recent salary surveys, Litigation Support Project Managers on the West Coast can earn around $125,000 annually plus overtime and bonus. The demand for Litigation Support Project Managers is even higher on the East Coast - up to $200,000 for management positions.
Salaries are on the rise because of a shrinking talent pool. As a result, law firms are upping salaries to attract the best talent. Landing a new job in this area or improving your current skill level may secure an even larger salary. Up until this point, you could take a webinar here or a seminar there. Perhaps you learned on-the-job. However, do you know if the person training you is fully trained? To meet the needs of this burgeoning field, OLP has developed an intensive graduate level program for the beginner or intermediate level or as a refresher for the senior level. We focus directly on practical assignment areas. The program is instructor-led, online, live and interactive.
The program reaches the inside issues that really matter. In our classrooms, you will learn key principles along with practical instruction in legal project management, technology, management and the fundamentals of Litigation Support.
Upon completion of this program, successful graduates will be able to:
- Explain the role of Litigation Support in today’s legal system;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Litigation Support process, fundamental legal principles and the lifecycle of a case;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of Litigation Support legal ethics and Best Practices;
- Proficiently access, locate, and manage cases by both traditional and electronic methods;
- Demonstrate problem-solving and critical, analytical thinking skills within the context of evaluating Litigation Support practical issues; and
- Communicate effectively with accurate legal and technological terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.
What You Will Learn:
OLP's Litigation Support Project Management Training Program is a 7 course, 3 month series focused on the creation of a professional that understands today's Litigation Support and management needs in a law firm or corporate law department setting.
Litigation Support Management professionals must have a solid knowledge base of both legal and technology practices combined with stong leadership skills. Typically, LitSupport specialists have either a strong foundational understanding of the legal process or litigation technology. OLP's program allows you to choose an initial approach to fill in knowledge gaps.
Designed, developed and delivered by a group of leading Litigation Support experts, consultants, law professors, senior paralegals, paralegal managers and other top industry professionals, OLP’s Litigation Support Management program instructs you specifically in the areas you are most likely to be assigned.
Taking this course program does not give students an automatic certificate. You must take and pass a Final Exam in order to get the certificate.
How You Will Benefit:
- Learn the lifecycle of a case in order to better control your projects
- Anticipate problems and solve them as they arise
- Manage time while juggling multiple projects with knowledge of what's coming up next
- Gain the ability to exert influence without authority
The program shows you:
- An analysis of relevant knowledge regarding the legal process; case law; and law firm, corporate legal department, and service provider functions with a focus on personnel management and leadership, project management, technology, and must-have best practices;
- A comprehensive study of technologies commonly used to help support litigation, including those used for processing data, document review, and the presentation of evidence;
- The study of ethics and ethical considerations during the litigation process;
- An additional overview of some of the most common platforms used in LitSupport;
- Key practices in litigation support: working with various data types (both paper and electronic), developing and managing project plans, working with service providers, and common approaches to Litigation Support Department structures.
See tuition below
- Graduates of the program may return anytime to audit any LitSupport certificate courses at no charge - a lifetime bonus.
- Graduates of the program receive significant discounts on OLP courses, eDiscovery certification exam and prep course.
- Live, interactive and participatory online classes and lab.
Take one, two, three or more courses. Or, take the entire program and earn a certificate in Litigation Support Project Management!
The Complete Program:
Total Weeks: 12
Students are given real-world cases to receive hands-on experience in a supportive environment. Each class offers assignments and evaluating quizzes to measure the understanding, level and development of each student. Students will participate in labs throughout the program.
I. Course One - Choose class A or B:
A. Have technology experience but little or no legal background. We recommend:
The Legal Process for Litigation Support Professionals: Civil Litigation for Geeks (3 Classes)
How the court system works
B. Fundamentals of Technology (for those with legal background but little or no technology) (3 Classes)
- Structure of the Federal/State/Administrative court system
- Pleadings: Complaint, Summons and Service
- The Discovery Phase
- Trial Preparation to Post-Discovery to Pretrial
- Post-trial Procedures
The fundamentals of computer systems, network and infrastructure systems, and widely used computing platforms essential for Litigation Support Management professionals.
- Review of the overall work flow in obtaining and processing data
- Exploration of computer systems
- Creation, storage and management of digital data for preservation, collection and searching of electronically stored information (ESI)
- Fundamental components of computers, computer devices, mobile devices and network and storage architecture
- Analyzation of systems storing electronic data
- Methods by which data can be extracted and protected from destruction and alterations
II. Course Two: Technology and Concepts (5 Classes)
- Data Security Practices
- eDiscovery Collections and Forensics
- Data Types, Loading Data, Exporting & Producing Data
- The Cloud: What is it? Pros, Cons and Best Practices
- Predictive Coding and Big Data
III. Course Three: Software Overview, Usage and Maintenance (1 Class)
- Usage and Maintenance
- Presentation Platforms
IV. Course Four: Project Management (6 Classes)
- Introduction to Project Management
- Project Management Scoping
- Project Costs and Time Management
- Project Risks and Performance Monitoring
- Litigation Project Design and Management (Part I)
- Litigation Project Design and Management (Part II)
V. Course Five: Leadership and Management Skills for Litigation Support Managers (4 Classes/2 Parts)
- Personnel Management and Leadership (2 classes)
- Business Management (2 classes)
VI. Course Six: Ethics (1 Class)
- Unauthorized Practice of Law
- Conflict of Interest
VII. Course Seven: Advanced Legal Practices (2 Classes)
- Cross-Border Litigation and Discovery
- eDiscovery Landmines
- Cost Shifting and Taxation of Costs
What Students Have Said About OLP Courses and Webinars:
"Mr. Ball has a folksy way of disseminating information that is very easy to understand regardless of a person’s industry expertise. He is not only a fabulous speaker, but also a great writer – two critical elements in being a successful teacher! He is well recognized in the industry as not only an industry leader, but also an expert." Kara Buzga, Mayer Brown
A client required their attorneys to attend a two hour training session on how handle their eDiscovery. As our attorneys listened and looked at the book provided, their eyes glazed over. Afterwards, my boss buzzes by my office and pokes his head in. "Did you understand all that stuff?" (says the great wizardly wise one. )"Yes," I respond. Now – why in the world did it surprise him that after at least 8 weeks of intensive OLP training that I might understand? So, today (seriously just this morning) I find out that I’m now in charge of coordinating the firm’s compliance with the eDiscovery process for that client. Janet Powell, Jackson Lewis
Meet Your Instructors:
, Case Management Administrator Team Leader, Office of the Chief Counsel,
Comptroller of the Currency.
He has over 28 years experience, in-the-trenches, as a litigation support professional and is regarded by legal professionals as an expert in the use of automated litigation support technology in general. Mr. Alonso was born in New York City and served in the U. S. Coast Guard for more than nine years. He was Director of Litigation Support Services for several large court reporting companies until 1994, when he established Advanced Imaging Solutions, Inc. one of the first litigation support companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Henry is currently the senior Case Management Administrator in the Chief Counsels Office, Comptroller of the Currency. Henry is a Certified eDiscovery Professional, a Certified Computer Examiner and a member of The International Society of Computer Forensic Examiners. Mr. Alonso has served on the Executive Committee of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).
Mr. Alonso has worked on some of the nations high profile cases including iran contra, shuttle challenger investigation and von bulow murder trial many others. under his direction volume document populations in litigation have been electronically managed from discovery to trial. 2003, he company,advanced imaging solutions, inc. were awarded lifetime vendor award ncapa, national capital area paralegal association. 2008, henry was named “one nine most influential contributors profession” - know magazine, june 2008. 2011, 2011 technology innovator at office comptroller currency for work with ediscovery agency.
, West Coast Litigation Support Manager, Sidley Austin LLP
With an established track-record spanning more than 20 years in leadership, entrepreneurial, and consultative roles serving global law firms and fortune 100 companies, Donald is passionate about helping others succeed.
He currently serves as a member of the Practice Support Management Team at Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in the areas of eDiscovery, business process automations, and digital-forensics. He also serves as a lecturer for the Organization of Legal Professionals and is a member of the Board of Advisors for UrbanSculpt, LLC.
, Experienced Project Manager, Legal Services
Ms. Morton is a certified project manager with over a decade of legal experience in leading diverse teams through projects with rapid change and complex challenges within professional services firms and several prominent law firms. She has held practice support and development-focused positions based on the East Coast and in Houston, Texas. Ms. Morton completed her Masters of Science at Columbia University in the City of New York, focusing in technology management and cost control methodologies. Margaret is an active speaker and participant within OLP, WiE, ASDFED, EDRM, ILTA and ALSP.
, Litigation Support Analyst at Az Attorney General's Office
Dennis Martin has over 20 years in the technology and litigation support industry. Dennis has a wide range of experience working for service providers and private & public entities and has managed projects, including Software Development, ESI Processing, Data Hosting, Consulting, Training, and Forensic Collections.
Dennis has managed large paper productions, terabytes of ESI, and has forensically collected data from hundreds of storage systems. Dennis is currently a Litigation Support Analyst for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where his responsibilities include project consultation, training on various litigation platforms, and database maintenance. Dennis is a Certified e-Discovery professional, Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist, a Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, and a Certified Acquisition Specialist.
, Litigation Support Project Manager, Weinberg Wheeler LLC
Significant experience managing litigation support projects. Proficient document and information management experience. Proven trial preparation and attendance experience. Strong experience with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with focus on eDiscovery. Thorough understanding of litigation support best practices.
Experience with legal software including Ringtail, Summation, LiveNote, TrialDirector, Sanction, TimeMap, CaseMap and IPRO. Outstanding communication (written and oral) skills. In-depth computer hardware and software skills, including Microsoft Access and Excel. Extensive practice consulting with internal and external clients. High sense of diligence and ability to effectively multi-task several complex assignments with tight deadlines.
Katie Winseck, Esq.
, Solutions architect, Kroll Ontrack. Ms. Winseck advises clients on effective discovery
strategy for litigation, compliance/regulatory matters and investigations, and designs solutions to successfully meet project scope. An experienced e-discovery attorney, Ms. Winseck brings practical insight into client engagements, helps define efficient discovery resolutions, and ensures repeatable, defensible outcomes.
Prior to joining Kroll Ontrack, Ms. Winseck gained practical knowledge and strategy insight as an e-discovery attorney for Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where she provided experienced counsel and was a key member of the firm’s litigation practice area. She managed all aspects of discovery and subpoena compliance, including developing and implementing the full range of electronic discovery and response strategies for government investigations and for complex commercial, antitrust and intellectual property litigation.
Ms. Winseck has worked on litigations involving complex contract disputes in the specialty chemicals industry, patent disputes in the pharmaceutical industry, and electronic discovery disputes. She has also worked extensively on coordinating subpoena responses to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and state Attorneys General. Ms. Winseck received her J.D. from New England School of Law, Boston Mass., and her B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. She is licensed to practice law in CT and MA.
Kisha D. Lopez
, Assistant Chapter Director, New York City at Women in E-Discovery
Kisha Williams Lopez is a Technology Consultant, Database Administrator, and Project Manager with experience in a wide variety of litigation support applications. She also has extensive experience with building discovery review plans and marketing the efficient use of existing and emerging technologies across her firm's practice groups.
Her specialties include: training attorneys, paralegals, and temporary staff on the proper use of various software applications; process analysis, and EDD consultation. She has worked as a Third-Party Vendor as well as a Firm Litigation Support Project Manager to accomplish these tasks .She is currently the Assistant Chapter Director of the NYC Chapter of Women in E-Discovery. She has held office with the Women in E-Discovery National Board as the National Meetings Director and as a State Chair with the Counsel on Litigation Management.
, Trial Consultant & Visual Communication Strategist - Litigation Advantage; Adjunct Faculty Member - Duquesne University
Litigation Advantage provides is a full service litigation firm in Pittsburgh, PA. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide support from case inception through trial. She works with a team of professionals include attorneys, paralegals, graphic designers, legal videographers, nurse practitioners and e-discovery project managers.
Starts: March 3 - May 14, 2014
Meets twice per week - Monday and Wednesday
Each class is 90 minutes - 2 hours
4:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern
Seating is limited to small work groups
If you miss a class, you may view the recording OnDemand, 24/7. Students must take all classes in order to complete the program.
Course 1: (3 classes)
The Legal Process: Civil Litigation for Geeks 299.00
or Fundamentals of Technology 299.00
Course 2: (5 classes)
Technology & Concepts 499.00
Course 3: (1 class)
Software Overview, Usage and Maintenance 175.00
Course 4: (6 classes)
Project Management 699.00
Course 5: (4 classes)
Leadership & Management Skills 399.00
Course 6: (1 class)
Ethics & LitSupport 175.00
Course 7: (2 classes)
Advanced Legal Process 250.00
Take all 7 courses and earn a certificate in Litigation Support Project Management!
MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS - Entire 7 Courses Special tuition $999.00
Or, take any of the 7 courses individually!
Tuition LitSupport PM Program
OLP is a California MCLE Multiple Activity Provider.
*No refunds. Students may provide a substitute or transfer to another program.
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