Paralegal Program

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Continuing Education and Advanced Courses

The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the USD Paralegal Program, offers continuing education seminars, workshops, and courses that members may take at discounted prices. We are pleased to have approval from the State Bar of California to offer MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)* credit at many of our seminars.

Section 6450 (d) of the Business and Professional Code that pertains to the continuing education requirements for paralegals requires that paralegals have four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics every two years and four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in general law or an area of specialized law every two years.

Detailed information is available by reading Section 6450-6456 of the California Business and Professions Code.

The next Continuing Legal Education offering will be:

I Think That I Just Received Electronic Discovery: What Now?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
1 MCLE Credit

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Course Information:
The course discusses three ways that firms are currently handling e-discovery from a cost benefit analysis standpoint and potential causes for sanctions. The analysis uses a sample data set that could be found in any litigation matter today; covering many of the terms and ideologies that are commonly seen in the ESI space. The information has been utilized by firms for: introduction to efficient e-discovery review and production; how to justify a Protective Order for production of electronic files due to burden of cost; and what red flags to look for when trying to get a Motion to Compel for production of electronic documents.

Alex Marjanovic is a Regional Director for DTI, a national provider of electronic discovery services. He has had extensive experience with electronic and paper-based discovery and related litigation production/discovery matters over the past 10 years. In the course of his career, Alex has served in a variety of sales and consulting roles, assisting clients with the evaluation and implementation of paper and electronic discovery strategies and workflows, and presenting CLE programs on a variety of litigation readiness and document review topics. Alex is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego, from which he received a B.A. degree in Political Science, and has attended and participated in numerous advanced educational programs in electronic discovery, information governance and other course related topics.

The Ethics class taught by David McGowan, J.D. was well worth spending two hours on a Saturday morning... Roxanne A.