There are various ideas for certifying paralegals as proficient in e-discovery. In addition to the programs discussed on the “Training” page, you may wish to visit the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), which is developing a certification study program and certification test for e-discovery paralegals.
Here is their description of their work:
To promote the common business interest of the legal community, establish guidelines and standards for legal professionals on e-discovery and other topics, evaluate compliance with same, and serve as a resource on quality certification.
What Is The OLP?
The OLP is a non-profit organization establishing guidelines and standards for legal field, with an emphasis on e-discovery. The organization:
- Evaluates compliance with the standards
- Recognizes organizations and programs which demonstrate compliance
- Serves as a resource on quality certification
- Certifies educational providers that meet OLP’s standards
OLP is an administratively independent resource recognized as an authority on standards for professional certification of individuals and organizations providing services and products to the legal industry.
Based on sound principles, OLP standards are optimal and comprehensive criteriafor organizational process and performance.
They are broadly recognized, objective, and current benchmarks for certifying individuals to achieve and by which they operate.
Who Belongs To The OLP?
Members of the OLP include top level professionals: lawyers, judges, e-discovery managers, technicians, paralegals, case managers, litigation support managers, administrators, vendors, software developers, consultants, and others. OLP invites you to sign up today! Join your colleagues in an exciting journey towards setting higher standards in the legal community. Participate in making a difference!
Chairperson, Board of Directors