An Educational Update: The EDI Distance Learning Initiative

The Electronic Discovery Institute’s (EDI) Distance Learning Initiative is an online, educational endeavor designed to engage practitioners and students to meet their ethical obligation of maintaining requisite knowledge and skill in the ever-evolving world of legal technology.


Editors Note: From time to time the ComplexDiscovery blog highlights educational resources available to data and legal discovery professionals. This mention of the EDI Distance Learning Initiative is one of those resources. For more details on this initiative, visit LawInstitute.org

Accomplished. Accessible. Affordable. 

Extract from EDI Distance Learning Initiative Website

“To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.”

Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 on Competence
American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct

The Electronic Discovery Institute’s (EDI) Distance Learning Initiative is an online, educational endeavor designed to engage practitioners and students to meet their ethical obligation of maintaining requisite knowledge and skill in the ever-evolving world of legal technology. EDI’s curated, interview-style course curriculum provides users with a structured learning platform that leverages technology to make its research and scholarship accessible to those unable to attend in-person lectures.

Current Course Catalog (Updated March 6, 2017)

EDI believes that leading education and training should be accessible to practitioners without hefty travel requirements and CLE registration funds. Modern legal practice requires an understanding of the entire spectrum of practice in legal technology, data security, and information law. No student should suffer financial burden to gain access to such knowledge. As such, affordability is one of the core principles that drives EDI’s Distance Learning Initiative. A near-zero registration fee provides a year’s access to core courses, course materials and selection of elective courses.

Learn more about the EDI Distance Learning Initiative

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