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Law Schools And The Need To Teach Ediscovery Practice Skills, by James B. Levy, Legal Skills Prof Blog

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While some state bar associations’ ethical opinions are requiring its members to keep up to date with legal technology, law schools do not seem to have gotten on board. If lawyers already practicing are considered behind if they do not aggressively incorporate legal technology in their practice, shouldn’t law schools be leading rather than following? Paralegal programs – are you paying attention? -CCE

Though many legal practice areas have been in decline since the Great Recession, the demand for eDiscovery services has skyrocketed. This post from Bloomberg’s Big Law Business blog says that the law school curriculum needs to likewise evolve by providing more training opportunities that teach the next generation of lawyers these vital practice skills . . . .

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