SCF Offers New Online eDiscovery Course for Legal Professionals

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 26, 2021)State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a special topics “eDiscovery” course for legal professionals to explore the effect of electronic information on the litigation practice and the rapidly developing role of software in the areas of legal data and information governance. This eight-week course, available to a limited number of students, runs March 15 through May 6 and is conducted entirely online with no on-campus meetings or orientation.

Students will take an in-depth look at the role of software in the litigation lifecycle, explore project management principles and perform exercises with the software used by litigation teams. Completing this course will lead to meeting all the requirements to be awarded the eDiscovery Technology Certificate by the (NSLT) National Society for Legal Technology and (ACEDS) Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists. The class will be taught by adjunct professor Vilma Martinez, J.D.

This class is beneficial for legal professionals as a stand-alone course or the college credits are applicable toward an associate degree in SCF’s Paralegal/Legal Assisting program. Students must apply online at prior to registering for the course.

For questions about the class or more information about SCF’s Paralegal/Legal Assisting Program, contact Dr. Suzanne Bechtol, SCF associate professor of social and behavioral sciences, at or call 941-752-5359.

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