Course Description

Now more than ever, practicing law is dynamic. Case information comes in copious different formats. Electronic data is now the norm; not the exception. Specialized software commands its place inside the firm: from case management, to e-discovery to , electronic filing, and finally, trial presentation. Paralegals are integral players in the management of case information. Therefore, they must be masters at accessing their firm’s software capabilities. Evermore, clients demand their legal professionals be as proficient with our technology as they are with theirs. This course gives its enrolled foundational technical skills from which they can structure their legal careers.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Examine the laws and rules governing the use of electronically stored information in court proceedings.
  • Explore and practice in:
    • Case management
    • Legal Research
    • Electronic discovery
    • Electronic filing
    • Trial presentation programs


Certification Disclosure: In California an individual may qualify to hold one’s self out as a paralegal in one of several ways including earning a certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code §6450(c)(1).) The Paralegal Professional Certificate program offered by UCSB PaCe satisfies the requirements of California law in this regard.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Jan 08, 2024 to Mar 22, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (3 units) $575.00
Available for Credit
3 units
Section Notes

One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

The following textbook is required for this course:

e-Discovery for the Legal Professional, Broucek, Christine, E.

ISBN: 9781543816761 (eBook)

ISBN: 9781454895251 (Print)