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New Ipro Webinar on How to Get the Most Out of eDiscovery Education

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Law School, Certifications, and Training (Oh my!) – How to Get the Most Out of eDiscovery Education (New Webinar)

Education in eDiscovery is a mixed bag. Anytime you talk to someone in this industry, it’s always interesting to hear how they started doing the work they are doing. I’ve never heard anyone say, “Oh, I majored in eDiscovery – it was my childhood dream,” but the common thread you do find is that they were interested in the law or technology (or both), which led them to a current role at a law firm, service provider, corporation, or software company.

However they arrived, the question remains about how to continue learning the latest trends and best-practices in order to do the job. Since many people attend webinars and conferences to do just that, we here at Ipro decided to do both and host a webinar on eDiscovery education live from the annual Ipro Tech Show.

On 3/12 at 2pm EST you can hear three industry leaders, each from a different segment of the training and certification world, discuss how you can get the most out of your eDiscovery education.

Hear Michael Quartararo from ACEDS, Josh Abbott from ASU, and Krista Schmidt from Ipro talk about how technology training and certification can give you a competitive edge in your career path, as well as offer their insight into the most important best-practices you should adopt on the job.

Only one week left to Listen to the webinar On Demand now!

Ipro Announces Improved Training and Certification Guidelines

Ipro Training and Certification

Ipro is pleased to announce a new and improved process for product training and certification. Krista Schmidt, Director of Professional Services says, “Ipro’s ability to scale its training and certification programs in synchronicity with its evolving technology greatly contributes to customer confidence”

Product Certification exams are geared towards expert-level individuals who are responsible for the overall administration and workflow design in the product they are looking to certify in with both administrative and end-user functionalities.

All product exams consist of both a written and practical exam component in that order, designed to demonstrate the tester’s knowledge of both the product and workflow best practices.

Product Certification prerequisites include Advanced Product Training by the Ipro Training Department and 6 months of working experience in the product. (Hands-on practical experience in the product is critical to passing the certification exam).

  • Books and notes are NOT permitted during examination.
  • Test takers must achieve a score of 80% or higher on both the written and practical exam sections.
  • Product Certifications expire one year from the date of certification.
  • Ipro Certified Admins will be required to take a 1-hour written renewal examination within 30 days prior to the expiration of their certification.
  • Ipro Certified Admins will receive notification at the 90, 60, and 30 day mark prior to expiration.
  • Renewal examinations include a combination of original exam questions and new release questions for a total of 30.

With these new clear and concise standards, Ipro hopes to provide test takers with enhanced certification confidence, and heightened prestige.

Are you free next week and want to see the Ipro Training and Certification team in action? Come to the Ipro Tech Show! Register Now!

About Ipro
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology, drawing upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services and support bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it – Desktop, On-prem, Cloud, or Hybrid – significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

 

5 Ways Paralegals Can Quickly Sharpen their eDiscovery Skills

eDiscovery Paralegals

5 Ways Paralegals Can Quickly Sharpen their eDiscovery Skills

Paralegals have long been a part of law offices and legal teams, fulfilling roles like conducting research, client interviews, drafting documents, and handling other administrative tasks. But more and more, paralegals find themselves charged with handling all things related to eDiscovery as well.

Attorneys are interested in getting to the facts of a case so they can build a strategy. But obtaining and organizing that data falls to litigation support personnel, many of whom are paralegals. When working with electronic data, a paralegal’s role becomes part case project manager and part IT liaison. Some of the things expected of an eDiscovery paralegal may include:

  • Acting as Case Manager by organizing a database for all Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
  • Managing the collection process with a client and talking with their IT to figure out the best way to obtain the needed ESI
  • Once the ESI has been obtained, resolving any issues with the data, such as corrupted files or missing metadata
  • Creating search templates using the search terms and parameters set forth by the parties in the case
  • Redacting privileged data
  • Conducting Quality Control on production sets to ensure the discovery parameters were met

Becoming an eDiscovery specialist can really set you apart from other paralegals and lead you to expanded career opportunities, but eDiscovery carries a unique set of challenges that often isn’t a traditional part of a paralegal’s training.

Kelly Twigger, Attorney and eDiscovery thought leader, stated in a past Above the Law article, that “lawyers [assume] that picking up the complexities of ESI and handling data is something their paralegals can just do. I’m here to tell you that it’s not.” She continues, “If you are expecting your paralegal to have the skill set necessary to manage ESI, including setting up and managing your databases, without some serious training, you are putting yourself and your clients at risk.”

Training is definitely one thing paralegals can do to up their eDiscovery game. As Jared Coseglia, CEO of TRU Staffing said in an article published by LegalTech news, “the plug-and-play technical accountability of an eDiscovery professional is largely measured by the software certification status that individual achieves and maintains.” But certification isn’t often the first step. To pass industry certifications, you have to have more than a basic knowledge of eDiscovery. In the same LegalTech News article, Krista Schmidt, manager of professional services at Ipro said, “A person needs to be well-rounded and understand many things to pass the certifications. You can’t just know review or processing.”

So what can you do to get started? Here are 5 ways paralegals can sharpen their eDiscovery skills!

Fully understand the case

A lot of things paralegals need are in the case materials themselves. There you can identify key custodians and sources of ESI for collection, search terms, and privilege determinations. You’ll also need to become familiar with contacts in your client’s organization (like the client’s IT department) to best figure out how to collect the data requested in discovery.

Find out what software is available at your organization

Sometimes, attorneys might not be aware of the tools available for managing eDiscovery. Once you know what software options your organization has, you can find out if there are any internal resources, perhaps located on an intranet. There may even be others within the organization who have gained training and/or certification on the software to provide guidance.

Google it!

It sounds obvious, but there is actually a lot of great information on the web from other practitioners and thought leaders. Articles, white-papers, infographics, even YouTube videos may be available from reputable sources to help paralegals come up to speed on processes and tactics that can help make your life in eDiscovery a little easier.

Check with your eDiscovery Software Vendor

If you own your eDiscovery software, the vendor most likely has a resources center available for users. They may have tutorials or even a help desk where you could get expert advice on common eDiscovery challenges or how to create the best workflow for the case at hand.

Training and Certification

Finally, if you want to build your career in eDiscovery, getting training and certification is an excellent way to show your expertise. Most software vendors offer a certification for their products. It may even be worthwhile to attain training on multiple software offerings, if your team uses more than one vendor. There are also general eDiscovery certifications (the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) is one of the most common).

To find out more about Ipro’s training and certifications, visit us here

Ipro Training and Certification Featured in LegalTech News

Looking to jump start your legal technology career but don’t know how? Jared Coseglia, CEO of TRU Staffing, wrote a great article, “Which Comes First: Licensing Dominance or Certification Ecosystem?” about the progression of Ipro’s demanding training and certification process in Part Twenty-Two of his certification series for Legaltech News. Below are a few highlights – Click here to read the full article!

Ipro eDiscovery Training and Certification:

“When asked how investment has impacted the [Ipro] vision and tool, Krista Schmidt responds: ‘Moving Ipro legacy into the future, making the tool a lot simpler and breeding a good set of administrators.’ Krista Schmidt is the manager of professional services at Ipro Tech and has been with the organization for almost seven years. ‘Breeding a good set of administrators’ means training and certifying individuals on the tool.

“Ipro, like many software companies within and external to the e-discovery market, is primarily focused on certifying the customers that license its technology, but is this enough to breed good administrators at sufficient speed and volume to fulfill a potentially hyper-accelerated user base? The need to breed good administrators has been essential for any successful ESI software company to compete in the industry. As more buyers need more administrators, they will eventually go to market to acquire talent with those brand-specific skill sets. Historically, law firm litigation support departments and ESI service providers—which is where most e-discovery job openings are today—rarely rely on training from within, frequently poach talent from peer firms and almost always want superior experience with technology platforms specific to their environment. Without a pool of human resources trained on the tool, software licensees are forced to steal talent from other clients of that same licensure.

“If talent in e-discovery needs to know a particular software in order to elevate or expand their job prospects and that training is readily available, the culture of the community indicates that professionals will seek out that training and get it. In the coming years, Ipro’s ability to scale its training and certifications programs in synchronicity with its evolving technology could contribute to customer confidence in switching streams and replacing their current software with Ipro.”

Interested in On-Site Ipro Training?

On-site training is a flexible, focused, and cost-effective way to facilitate your organization’s learning and development goals. We can help you plan a training course around individual or department schedules at your office, our location, or a location of your choice. Contact us today!

Ipro Announces an Industry Track for the Ipro Tech Show

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Tempe, Ariz. Apr 8, 2019 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology announced today the introduction of a new industry track featuring leading experts in eDiscovery. Ipro Tech Show highlights the company’s dedication to simplifying the process from eDiscovery to Trial. The show provides attendees insights into quality industry knowledge, legal technology futures, productivity drivers, education and training. The Ipro Tech Show will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019.

Ipro is introducing an Industry Track this year. This track will include the trends and hot topics affecting eDiscovery from industry thought leaders, such as tackling Information Governance and Incident Response and Data Breaches, TAR and Analytics and EDRM Metrics. This additional track arms attendees with relevant information directly impacting the Legal industry. In addition to our new Industry Track, Ipro is pleased to announce Keynote Speaker, Kevin Surace, Futurist and Disruptive Innovator, who will speak about AI, future trends and how to use AI to Future Proof your work with Ipro.

“We’re excited to host our customers and industry friends at our user conference offering CLE credits through The Sedona Conference, product training and certification, and hands-on opportunities. This year, we’re delivering even more relevant content with our industry track to our attendees,” said Ipro CEO Dean Brown.

Before and after the conference, Ipro offers comprehensive training and certification courses for its most popular offerings that attendees with an All Access pass can register for, enhancing the conference experience.
Conference highlights include a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with Ipro professionals, a Tuesday night dinner including entertainment, networking opportunities with industry peers and an evening of fun with giveaways and prizes. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, attendees can participate in a 45-minute yoga session. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday with final training ending on Thursday.

Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, The Spa at Talking Stick, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Spring temperatures in Arizona average in the high 80’s, a perfect opportunity to get a head start on summer vacation with the family. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services and support; bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it; desktop, On-prem or Cloud, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Ipro Announces Keynote Speaker for the Ipro Tech Show

Ipro tech show keynote speaker

Tempe, Ariz. Mar 1th, 2019 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology announced today the keynote speaker for its popular annual user conference. Ipro Tech Show highlights the company’s dedication to simplifying the process from eDiscovery to Trial. The show provides attendees insights into quality industry knowledge, legal technology futures, productivity drivers, education and training. The Ipro Tech Show will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019.

Ipro is pleased to announce Keynote Speaker, Kevin Surace, Futurist and Disruptive Innovator. Mr. Surace will speak to Ipro attendees about AI, specifically myths vs. reality, future trends, and how to use AI to Future Proof your work with Ipro. AI has been a disruptor of many industries so learning to work with it, and more importantly, leverage it for your benefit is how to ensure future success. In addition to our compelling keynote speaker, we’ve added an Industry Track to the show lineup this year.

“We’re excited to host our customers and industry friends at our user conference offering CLE credits through The Sedona Conference, product training and certification, and hands-on opportunities. This year, we’re bringing even more relevant content to this thriving industry,” said Ipro CEO Dean Brown.

Before and after the conference, Ipro offers comprehensive training and certification courses for its most popular offerings that attendees with an All Access pass can register for, enhancing the conference experience.

Conference highlights include a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with Ipro professionals, a Tuesday night dinner, entertainment, networking opportunities with industry peers and an evening of fun with giveaways and prizes. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, attendees can participate in a 45-minute yoga session. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday with final training ending on Thursday.

Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, The Spa at Talking Stick, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Spring temperatures in Arizona average in the high 80’s, a perfect opportunity to get a head start on summer vacation with the family. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services and support; bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it; desktop, On-prem or Cloud, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Ipro Announces the Return of The Sedona Conference® to its Ipro Tech Show

Tempe, Ariz. March 8, 2019 – Ipro, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology announced today that The Sedona Conference will again produce CLE sessions at its annual user conference.  The Sedona Conference will offer three accredited programs on Tuesday April 30, 2019:

  1.  Legal Holds for Collections and Preservation: A Look at the New Sedona Guidelines;
  2. GDPR, CCPA and More: Round-up of State, Federal, and International Privacy Rules; and
  3. Social Media and Mobile Devices – Updated Guidance on Preservation, Processing, and Producing Obligations.

These programs, which draw from The Sedona Conference’s recently published Guidelines and other papers, offer an in depth look at three legal topic areas of critical importance to e-discovery practitioners.

Legal Holds

  • A primer on legal hold law and the impact of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules;
  • Determining the scope of the duty to preserve: recent court interpretations;
  • The “reasonableness” standard in implementing preservation;
  • The responsibilities of outside counsel in implementing preservation; and
  • Consequences for failing to meet legal hold obligations.

GDPR and Privacy

  • Understanding the long arm of the GDPR and how it affects e-discovery;
  • Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act, even if you don’t do business in California;
  • A rundown of new privacy efforts by state and local governments; and
  • How to do e-discovery in this era of heightened privacy concerns.

The program will help you prepare for, and adjust to, the rapidly evolving privacy and data security environment that we all face today, and–more importantly–will face tomorrow.

Social Media and Mobile Devices

  • Social media discovery is now standard in almost all civil litigation;
  • Text messaging is more prevalent than email in today’s business environment; and
  • Third-party apps are replacing the applications and data that used to be behind the firewall.

All sessions are eligible for Continuing Legal Education credit.

“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with The Sedona Conference and are honored to have them as returning presenters at our show,” said Dean Brown, Ipro CEO.

The conference will feature over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery and trial presentation best practices. The show is designed to help users get maximum use of Ipro technology.

In addition to the conference sessions, Ipro is hosting a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with the Ipro team. Tuesday night is a buffet style dinner, which provides networking opportunities with industry peers. Additionally, the company offers Product Training and Certifications before and after the conference. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday with final training on Thursday.

Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, The Spa at Talking Stick, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Spring temperatures in Arizona average in the high 80’s, a perfect opportunity to get a head start on summer vacation with the family. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services and support; bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it; desktop, On-prem or Cloud, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

About The Sedona Conference

The Sedona Conference (TSC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way through the creation and publication of nonpartisan consensus commentaries and through advanced legal education for the bench and bar.

Ipro Announces Details For The Ipro Tech Show, formerly Innovations

Ipro Tech Show

Tempe, Ariz. Feb 20th, 2019 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology announced today additional details for its popular annual user conference. Ipro Tech Show highlights the company’s dedication to simplifying the process from eDiscovery to Trial technology. The show provides attendees insights into quality industry knowledge, legal technology futures, productivity drivers, education and training. The Ipro Tech Show will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019.

“Fresh off a successful showing at Legalweek, we’re excited to celebrate our future with our customers and industry friends at our own user conference that offers CLE credits, training, and hands-on opportunities. What differentiates Ipro from our competitors is that we offer eDiscovery and Trial software, services and support – bundled as a solution. Ipro eDiscovery is deployed the way you want it, Cloud, On-Prem or Desktop,” said Ipro CEO Dean Brown.

Ipro is pleased to announce the return of the Sedona Conference to the 2019 show. The Sedona Conference sessions are among over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery and Trial Presentation best practices. Additionally, the company is adding an Industry track to provide attendees information on the trends affecting their work.

Before and after the conference, Ipro offers comprehensive training and certification courses for its most popular offerings that attendees with an All Access pass can register for, enhancing the conference experience.

Conference highlights include a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with Ipro professionals, a Tuesday night dinner, entertainment, networking opportunities with industry peers and an evening of fun with giveaways and prizes. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday with final training ending on Thursday. Details on Keynote speakers and additional speakers are to be announced. Early bird registration is closing soon so register today.

Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, The Spa at Talking Stick, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Spring temperatures in Arizona average in the high 80’s, a perfect opportunity to get a head start on summer vacation with the family. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro Tech, LLC 

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Ipro Announces Dates for the Ipro Tech Show, formerly Innovations

Ipro Tech Show

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 7th, 2019 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery software technology, announced today the 2019 dates and name change for its popular annual user conference. The new name, Ipro Tech Show, reinforces the company’s dedication to simplifying the process from within eDiscovery to Trial litigation software technology. The show provides attendees insights into quality industry knowledge, legal technology futures, productivity drivers, education and training. The Ipro Tech Show will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019. 

“It is an exciting time for Ipro and the show will provide us the platform to celebrate our future with our customers and industry friends. What differentiates Ipro from our competitors is that we offer eDiscovery software, services and support – bundled as a solution. Ipro eDiscovery is deployed the way you want it, Cloud, On-Prem or Desktop,” said Ipro CEO Dean Brown.  

Ipro is excited to announce that there will be new tracks, workshops, and more hands on opportunities for users to interact with the Ipro team. We are also pleased to announce the return of the Sedona Conference to the 2019 show. The Sedona Conference sessions are among over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery and Trial Presentation best practices. As always the show is designed to help users get maximum use of their Ipro software technology partnership.  

In addition to the conference and training sessions, Ipro is hosting a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with Ipro professionals. Tuesday night brings a buffet style dinner, entertainment, networking opportunities with industry peers and an evening of fun with giveaways and prizes. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday. Details on Keynote speakers and a detailed agenda are to be announced. 

The Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com  

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.  

Can’t wait for April to see us? Come see us at Legaltech New York at booth 302 January 29-31. Set up a meeting with us to learn more about how Ipro can be your legal technology partner.  

About Ipro Tech, LLC 

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Ipro Announces the Return of The Sedona Conference Tracks for 2018 Innovations Event

the Sedona conference

Tempe, Ariz.- Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today that The Sedona Conference will once again be offering several new learning sessions at its signature Ipro Innovations 2018 Conference, scheduled for April 30 through May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Sedona Conference sessions will be consistent with its mission to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and policy by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues. Jerami Kemnitz, Chair of the eDiscovery Strategy & Advocacy group at Fredrikson and Byron will be leading the panel sessions. “The eDiscovery landscape is constantly changing. We are looking forward to sparking dialogue on recent case law and rule changes, updates on international data privacy regulations and practical guidance for handling investigations.”

The Sedona Conference sessions, for which Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accreditation will be applied, are among over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery best practices and getting maximum use of Ipro technology. Ipro Innovations 2018 is free to attend and held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, which also offers visitors two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino.

About IPRO TECH, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, and now includes trial preparation and presentation tools. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform helps users organize, review, process and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity, assisting customers to be more efficient and cost-effective than ever before. To learn more or to schedule a demonstration of the ADD software, visit iprotech.com.