Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Paralegal Studies Program - Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education for Legal Professionals

In addition to our Evening and Summer Intensive programs, Georgetown Paralegal offers continuing education courses in emerging legal fields, including litigation technology and legal project management. The courses are designed to help legal professionals such as lawyers and paralegals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter or further expand into the growing litigation support and legal technology fields.

Demand for professionals with both a strong legal background and technical skills continues to grow.The e-discovery market is currently a $3 billion+ industry in the U.S. and is expected to rise to $9.9 billion by 2017. According to Litigation Support Today's 3rd Annual Salary Review, “despite continuing economic distress, the litigation support profession continues to grow.” In addition, The Cowen Group, a leading provider of staffing and recruiting for Litigation Support professionals, notes in its 2012 Seventh Annual Litigation Support Salary Survey  that 30% of firms surveyed anticipate hiring litigation support analysts and 23% of firms surveyed expect to hire project managers in 2013.

Current continuing legal education courses offered are:

  • Advanced Litigation & Trial Technology
  • e-Discovery
  • Legal Project Management

Continuing legal education courses are open enrollment so no application is required.

Designed For

  • Lawyers seeking a better command of the skills and technologies applicable to e-Discovery and litigation support
  • Paralegals or other legal professionals seeking to upgrade or expand their existing competencies

Course Prerequisites

A bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. We prefer participants have at least one to two years of legal experience. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from our program.

Course Registration

Continuing legal education courses are open enrollment courses. No application is required. Please click on course links below to register online.

Semester Schedule – Summer 2014 Evening & Weekend

Please click on the course links for more specific time and location information, and to register for courses.

Course Name Semester Dates CEUs Tuition
Advanced Litigation & Trial Technology Summer 2014 Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 20, 30 (lab) 3.2 $995.00
eDiscovery Summer 2014 Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 3.2 $995.00
Legal Project Management Summer 2014 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23; Sept 6 4.2 $1,595.00

Course Tuition

Tuition varies by course. Prospective students should click on the course links for tuition rates. Georgetown Paralegal alums are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on litigation technology and legal project management courses. In addition, members of NCAPA, IPMA, ALSP, ILTA, PANV, and Women in eDiscovery are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount on litigation technology and legal project management courses. Please contact Georgetown Paralegal at paralegalstudies@georgetown.edu to find out about eligibility for tuition discounts on continuing legal education courses.

Faculty

  • Daniel Bender, Managing Director, Litigation Graphics & Business Development, Digital Evidence Group
  • Amy Bowser-Rollins, Blogger, LitigationSupportGuru.com; Litigation Support, Robbins Russell
  • David Carns, Vice President, eDiscovery Client Services, @Legal Discovery LLC
  • Peggy Giancua, Manager, Practice Technology, Paul Hastings LLC
  • Ramy Guirguis, Ph.D., PMP, President, RGTIC, LLC
  • Conrad Jacoby, Senior Attorney, Winston & Strawn
  • Jessica Robinson, Director of Practice Support, Morgan Lewis& Bockius LLP
  • Rachel See, Lead Technology Counsel, National Labor Relations Board
  • Da'Net Sturdifen, Attorney, District of Columbia Volunteer Lawyers Project

Continuing Legal Education Credits

  • NFPA: Pending application.
  • NALA: Pending application.
  • VA State Bar: Pending application.
  • Other State Bars: Georgetown Paralegal will provide attendees with a letter of course completion and any other necessary course documents needed for individuals to file for continuing legal education credits with their state bar associations.

More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please complete the Request More Information Form, send an email to paralegalstudies@georgetown.edu, or call (202) 687-8700 (option 5).




  Courses 
Minimum Required:  0.0  Courses
    XPSP-501   Advanced Litigation and Trial Technology
    XPSP-502   eDiscovery
    XPSP-503   Legal Project Management

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