eDiscovery Training Academy Honored

June 27, 2012 —

Georgetown University Law Center’s eDiscovery Training Academy has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Award of Professional Excellence by the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). The honor will be presented at ACLEA’s annual meeting in Denver on July 31.

"eDiscovery has become the hottest subject in litigation, and this academy drills down into the aspects of technology that most lawyers never appreciate or 'don't know that they don't know'," said Lawrence Center, assistant dean for academic conferences and continuing legal education. "We are thrilled that our program, with its unique 'learn by doing' approach, has been recognized by our colleagues in the CLE industry."

The eDiscovery Training Academy is a week-long continuing legal education course offered annually by Georgetown Law's Department of Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education. The Academy’s focus is the intersection between law and technology in the field of eDiscovery. It is limited to 60 participants, and the faculty includes some of the leading eDiscovery experts in the U.S. Two federal magistrate judges, John Facciola and Paul Grimm, serve as consultants and instructors.

Designed by technical and legal experts, the Academy’s curriculum addresses the latest legal issues affecting eDiscovery and how those issues interface with technological demands and constraints. Rather than stick to a traditional lecture format, the program offers a number of hands-on experiences, including a mock meet and confer conference before two federal judges, mock direct and cross-examination of an expert in evidence authentication and daily exercises built around hypotheticals created specifically for this course.