May 5, 2022

Course Description

Discovery training is no longer just a “plus” or a “bonus” for litigation solicitors and legal assistants.  It is now a necessity to stay relevant in the legal profession.  Mistakes on discovery projects are too costly for law firms and corporate legal departments.

The discovery Training Course gives you a step-by-step guide to use on all your Discovery projects.  We walk you through each step and give you the tools to master each phase of your project.  This Discovery training program is not technology .  It is training for those who want to master their project management skills to use on Discovery projects.


  • Discovery Overview
  • Introduction
  • Discovery Principles and Obligations
  • Discovery Law and Procedure
  • Categories of Discovery
  • eDiscovery
  • DSARs, Investigations and Non-Party Discovery 
  • Planning a Discovery Project
  • Consulting with the Client
  • Scoping and Searching
  • Engaging an eDiscovery Service Provider
  • Budgeting and Costs
  • The Stages of a Discovery Project
  • Data Preservation Stage
  • What Constitutes a Document?
  • Litigation Hold Process and the Litigation Hold Letter
  • Technical Preservation of Data
  • Identification, Collection and Processing Stages
  • Identifying Custodians and the Custodian Questionnaire
  • Identifying Data Sources and Data Mapping
  • Practical Considerations for Collection
  • Processing: De-duplication, Email Threading, Keyword Searching
  • Managing the Review Stage
  • Managing Reviewers, Review Meetings and Quality Control
  • Privilege
  • Redactions
  • The Impact of GDPR
  • Technology Assisted Review and Predictive Coding 
  • The Production Stage and Avoiding Discovery Pitfalls
  • Production Format
  • The Discovery Schedule
  • The Affidavit as to Documents
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Inadequate Discovery
  • Recent Developments
  • The Administration of Civil Justice Report

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to legal departments, solicitors, barristers, insurance companies, government bodies, those involved with the collection of data and freedom of information requests, forensic investigators, forensic accountants to name a few.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full course pack to refer to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.


Gillian Keane
Associate Solicitor, Project Services Group, McCann FitzGerald

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