Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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5 hours to complete
The Development of eDiscovery Guidelines, Reference Models/Legal Framework. See Chapter 20 of the book for further reading

Although the existing Civil Procedure Rules and the Evidence Act already provided legal foundation/framework for the requirement addressing issues relating to eDiscovery in Nigeria, what is lacking is clear guidance to parties, including the judiciary and the practicing bar on how to fulfil that requirement. To meet that requirement, there exists several not-for-profit educational groups and organisations dedicated to developing reference model, practical guides and legal framework for managing eDiscovery that all counsel and judges should be familiar with. The first is the Sedona Conference. Most experts agree that this think-tank of lawyers, judges, academics and vendors, based in Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most important and influential groups associated with eDiscovery today. The other is the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), an organisation dedicated to developing practical guides for managing eDiscovery, improving quality and costs has created a useful framework for understanding how ESI proceeds through the eDiscovery process. Another model, lawyer-centric in its nature and form, is Electronic Discovery Best Practices (EDBP), designed for eDiscovery legal practice workflow and best practices that supplements the EDRM.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

Our focus in this weekly module is to evaluate these reference models, practical guides and legal framework in eDiscovery and apply same in conjunction with our Rules of Civil Procedure and the Evidence Act, that would provide practitioners with practical guide and serve as a reference for best practices in eDiscovery issues in both state and federal courts in Nigeria.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • the Sedona Principles as they relate to eDiscovery;
  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and
  • Electronic Discovery Best Practices (EDBP)
3 Videos (Total 00 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
3 videos
The Sedona Principles as they relate to eDiscovery
Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
Electronic Discovery Best Practices (EDBP)
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment of the week