by Barry Murphy, eDJ Group
In response to multiple client inquiries about eDiscovery education and certification programs, eDJ Group ran a survey on the topic this past summer. The survey sought to understand the available eDiscovery and related information governance education, certification and training programs. What we found is that the eDiscovery education market is just beginning to form and that the programs available are deep and complex; far too deep for eDJ to cover each program in depth. Instead, we will share our findings throughout a series of articles in the hopes that data will help inform decisions and start fruitful conversations and debates.
Education and training are foundational elements of any profession. In a relatively new market like eDiscovery, the importance of good education and training options is amplified. There is a dearth of expertise coupled with the need for corporations and law firms to address challenges quickly – that combination creates an immediate need for formal and effective eDiscovery training. eDiscovery professionals agree; in eDJ Group’s survey on eDiscovery Training and Certification, an overwhelming 98% of respondents believe that good eDiscovery Training and Education programs are necessary to advance the maturity of the industry.