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ACEDS E-Discovery Program


In collaboration with ACEDS

Information is created and stored electronically every day in today’s modern world. How that information is treated in anticipation of and during litigation is crucial to every organization and to the attorneys representing them. Electronic discovery is an unavoidable part of almost all litigation today and it cannot be ignored. The State Bar of California is even considering adopting a formal opinion stating that “…a lack of technological knowledge in handling e-discovery may render an attorney ethically incompetent to handle certain litigation matters…”1 Now is the time for attorneys, paralegals, and litigation support staff to learn and master e-discovery.

UCI Division of Continuing Education’s ACEDS E-Discovery Program is offered in collaboration with the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and designed to teach you about conducting discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation, as well as best practices related to the legal, technical and ethical considerations involved. Connect with ACEDS as it builds a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification.


ACEDS E-Discovery Program
January 5 – March 23, 2017
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
On campus

Program Benefits

  • Examine the laws and rules governing the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) in United States civil litigation
  • Understand the e-discovery landscape through the EDRM model
  • Explore information governance, e-discovery data, identification, and preservation and legal hold implementation
  • Create a discovery plan and manage the knowledge, data, and litigation support vendors for the lifecycle of a litigation matter
  • Learn to minimize risk of spoliation sanctions, privilege waiver, malpractice, and runaway discovery costs

E-Discovery 102 Webinar
Free Event: Thursday, December 10, 2015

E-Discovery 102 Webinar
Recorded 12/10/2015
View Webinar

Tips for Successful Application of E-Discovery

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Litigation Support Professionals
  • Paralegals
  • IT Professionals, Project Managers, and Management who may also encounter the challenges of aggregating and searching electronically stored information (ESI)

ACEDS Benefits

  • Earn the designation of ACEDS Fellow upon program completion
  • Receive ACEDS membership for 1 year which includes the following:
  • Members-only access to e-discovery resources including webinars, members forums, and more
  • Searchable e-discovery resources including white papers and case law
  • Subscription to ACEDS’s weeks newsletter
  • 160-page e-textbook
  • Access to eight E-discovery Essential Modules
  • CEDS Practice Test
  • Discounted rates for the ACEDS E-Discovery Certification Package



Parking Information

When you enroll in a UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) course, you may purchase a quarterly UCI DCE parking permit. Your class schedule determines the type of permit available to you (evening or all day). UCI DCE's permits expire at the end of the scheduled quarter and the expiration date is listed on your permit. Your permit is valid beginning on the start date of the quarter for which you are enrolled. Learn more about parking permits.

This program provides the knowledge needed to prepare for the CEDS Certification Exam. For more information about this certification, visit

The ACEDS E-Discovery Program is separate from the Paralegal Certificate Program and does not count towards the Paralegal Certificate.

Course Schedule

Course # Title Winter Spring Summer Fall
ACEDS E-Discovery Campus   to be scheduled  
Course schedules are subject to change.