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

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Jun 24, 2024 to Sep 08, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (3 units) $575.00
Available for Credit
3 units
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

How to Access Your Online Course on Canvas

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

e-Discovery for the Legal Professional, Second Edition
Christine E. Broucek
ISBN: 978-1-5438-5841-9 (eBook)
ISBN: 978-1-5438-5840-2 (Print)

No refunds after 07/07/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.