Thanks for your interest in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program, bringing needed training and education to potential job seekers in the legal technology industry. The application period for this year has ended, but please sign up for our mailing list to hear about the program in the future.
The 2013 program has many different options for applicants - multi-week programs, boot camps, self-study and long-term academic programs. Below, you’ll find information on our partners and the scholarships they are providing. For a quick guide to our 2013 offerings, click here.
The application process is now open and will continue through March 1, 2013, with the selection process following shortly after that. The recipients will be notified and announced in late March.
You can apply for any or all of the scholarships by clicking here for our web application. Our application is designed to get to know you better, including your work history, your job goals, your references, etc. You may want to review the application before beginning, in case you need to prepare information, such as references or your resume, as you will not be able to save and return to your application. Additionally, there is one essay question. You may find it helpful to write out your answer to this essay question ahead of time and paste it into the web application, as your writing skills and thoughtfulness in the essay will be judged. The question is:
Please tell us, in your own words, why you are interested in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program. Discuss your motivation for entering or delving deeper into the e-discovery industry.
Other information you will need before beginning the application:
--Recent version of your resume
--Phone numbers and emails for three references
By applying for this scholarship, you are giving TRU permission to maintain your information in our company database and contact you directly should we have an opportunity we feel would be of professional interest to you. Additionally, please note that some of these institutions may have additional requirements or applications and any scholarship award is contingent on subsequent acceptance by those institutions into their programs.
Document Technologies, Inc./LitWorks™:
LitWorks, a DTI company, is a leading provider of comprehensive training programs for litigation support professionals in AmLaw 200 law firms and Fortune 500 corporate legal departments, dedicated to developing and sharing best practices in the litigation support industry through a variety of consulting and training services.
- Six full scholarships in 2013 to attend their Certified Litigation Support Professional program – a four day course. Click here for a full course description.
- Six full scholarships in 2013 to attend their Certified Litigation Support Project Manager program – a three day course. Click here for a full course description.
- Two six month paid internships with DTI as entry-level litigation support analysts selected from the scholarship recipients.
For more information about LitWorks, please visit the DTI/Litworks site.
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Paralegal Program:
The Georgetown University Paralegal Studies Program offers an ABA-approved certificate program and continuing legal education courses designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills required to be leaders in the highly competitive and dynamic legal industry. The offerings in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program include:
- Two full scholarships to attend the Advanced Litigation & Trial Technology course – a 32 hour course. Click here for a full course description.
- One full scholarship to attend the e-Discovery course – a 32 hour course. Click here for a full course description.
- One full scholarship to attend the Legal Project Management course – a 42 hour course. Click here for a full course description.
- A 20 percent discount on any continuing legal education courses in Litigation Technology/Legal Project Management for anyone who completes a full application but is not selected for a scholarship.
For more information about the Georgetown University Paralegal Studies program, please visit the Georgetown site.
LIU Post Paralegal Studies Program
ABA-approved since 1987, the Paralegal Studies certificate program at LIU Post – a blended classroom/online program that enables students to meet personal and professional responsibilities while fulfilling certificate requirements – is committed to providing the legal and business communities with highly qualified and educationally prepared paralegals. The offerings in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program include:
- At least one full scholarship to attend a brand new Litigation Support / e-Discovery course – a 35 hour course. Click here for a full course description.
- A 20 percent discount on the Litigation Support / e-Discovery course to anyone who completes a full application, is admitted to LIU Post’s program, but is not selected for a scholarship.
For more information about LIU Post Paralegal Studies Program, please visit the LIU Post site.
Bryan University offers an online, real-time fully accredited 7 1/2 month intensive practical e-discovery project management curriculum taught by a nationally renowned faculty. The program utilizes a comprehensive prepare/collaborate/engage teaching model combined with practical experience handling digital data with state of the art e-discovery processing, search, review, and production software and tools. The offerings in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program include:
- Five partial scholarships to the e-Discovery Project Management Certificate Program – an eight month curriculum. Scholarships are $2,000 towards $20,000 program. Click here for a full course description.
For more information about Bryan University, please visit the Bryan University site.
Learn About e-Discovery
Learn about e-Discovery is a dynamic custom personal coaching and training program designed to aid participants in filling knowledge gaps in their e-discovery and litigation support experience. The offerings in the TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program include:
- One 30 hour lesson plan. Click here for a full course description.
- One ten hour lesson plan. Click here for a full course description.
- A ten percent discount on Learn About e-Discovery education services to anyone who completes a full application.
For more information about Learn About E-Discovery, please visit the Learn About E-Discovery site.
In addition, eDiscovery Journal, will select recipients of the scholarship program to document their experience on the eDiscovery Journal blog – http://ediscoveryjournal.com/blog/. We’ll be following several recipients over time and tracking their experiences in the program, as well as their career trajectory in the e-discovery industry following completion of their education.
DTI/Litworks Certified Litigation Support Professional
Four-day course offering industry best practices learned through hands-on experience, networking with peers, and reviewing leading software tools. The course is designed for professionals with one to five years of litigation technology support experience or for litigation paralegals, document review attorneys and legal IT professionals.
DTI/Litworks Certified Litigation Support Project Manager
Three-day course that focuses on sharpening litigation support project management skills and techniques, with an eye towards building skills. Attendees receive practical resources and tools, including checklists and templates that can be immediately applied to daily work as a litigation support project manager.
Georgetown University SCS Paralegal Program - Advanced Litigation & Trial Technology Course
Covers the tools and thought processes that drive the use of technology in today’s litigation landscape. You will gain hands-on experience with tools such as Forensic Toolkit, Concordance, CaseMap, and TrialDirector; but more importantly you will learn how these tools create a more efficient and effective litigation workflow. The course will include lecture, hands-on work and course projects that will enhance your learning in this exciting field.
Georgetown University SCS Paralegal Program e-Discovery course
This course introduces key e-discovery concepts that paralegals will apply in most of the matters that they support. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom exercises, and written assignments, students will learn how to spot critical e-discovery issues and how to best resolve them.
Georgetown University SCS Paralegal Program Legal Project Management Course
Students will first learn Project Management Fundamentals, and Project Management Planning and Controls and then how to apply concepts to legal scenarios via case studies in Collection Plans, Production Plans, Trial Preparation Plans, and eDiscovery Program "plans“. Students will create group project plans and present them to a panel of leading Litigation Support and eDiscovery professionals. The course will satisfy the education requirement to apply for the CAPM or PMP credential.
LIU Post Paralegal Studies Program Litigation Support/e-Discovery course
This brand-new course is designed to give students an in-depth perspective on the litigation support industry. Through discussion and hands-on application, students will be introduced to the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and learn common best practices and workflow techniques for electronic data processing and analysis. The course will also familiarize students with the basics of e-Discovery Project Management. A group project allows students to apply their knowledge to a mock real-world scenario on the final day.
Bryan University e-Discovery Project Management Certificate Program
An online, real-time fully accredited 7 1/2 month intensive practical e-discovery project management curriculum taught by a nationally renowned faculty. The program utilizes a comprehensive prepare/collaborate/engage teaching model combined with practical experience handling digital data with state of the art e-discovery processing, search, review, and production software and tools. Click here for a downloadable pdf with course details.
Learn About e-Discovery
This program will help you to find the educationally valuable information that you need to grow in your understanding of electronic discovery. First, you will have a 30 minute phone call to discuss your learning objectives, how much time you have available each week to dedicate to learning more about e-discovery. You will be sent a dynamic customized learning plan that meets (or exceeds your learning objectives based on what you’d like to learn and how much time you have to spend on it. The plan includes Internet accessible blog posts, videos, presentations, articles, white papers and podcasts organized in a manageable order in order to maximize your learning experience.