With the digital universe expected to double in size every two years going forward, the demand for lawyers versed in the technical aspects of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is growing rapidly, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Legal Review Services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel.
But law schools are lagging behind the trend and need to do more to prepare their graduates for this expanding opportunity, she tells AdvocateDaily.com.
Chan-Glasgow has been practising in eDiscovery for five years, but when she went to law school from 2009 to 2012 she wasn’t even aware such a field existed as a career choice.
“Virtually all evidence these days is electronic — emails, word documents, scanned, the contents of laptops — everything is electronic,” she says. “This is where you find the smoking gun that can completely change your litigation strategy.”