The Organization of Legal Professionals – An association worth joining

OLSPlogosfinal The Organization of Legal Professionals, a non-profit organization has launched its membership drive.  Dedicated to certification of e-Discovery and other areas in the legal field, this association has attracted some of the top lawyers and legal professionals in the country and abroad.

Dedicated to certification
through education and collaboration, The OLP's goals include e-discovery
certification through five levels of exams.

"Certification in areas such as e-discovery is very important for legal
professionals who want to establish and document that they have extraordinary
skills in this arena," said Harriet Cohen, Executive Director. "Experience has
shown us that certification ultimately gives professionals more credibility and
subsequently higher salaries. Very importantly, clients are assured they are
receiving quality legal services and at the same time, law firms are assured
they are receiving high quality services from vendors."
Membership is open to all legal professionals interested in promoting
higher standards in the industry.
The Board of Governors is comprised of icons in the legal field who are
dedicated to developing and providing the certifications. They include:

Professor Jay Grenig,
University of Marquette School of Law
Browning Marean, Partner, DLA
Tom O'Connor, Legal
Electronic Document Institute
Jeff Fowler, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
Peter Del Valle,
Complex Case Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
Eddie Sheehy, CEO,
Nuix, Sydney, Australia
Joe Thorpe, Managing Director, International
Litigation Services 
Madison S. Spach, Jr., Spach, Capaldi &
Waggaman LLP
Shannon Capone
E-Discovery Counsel, Ropes & Gray
Herb Roitblat, Ph.D., CEO, OrcaTec

Counsel, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
Patrick Oot,
General Counsel, Verizon Communications,
Anne Kershaw, A.Kershaw P.C. Attorneys &
Kunoor Chopra, Esq.,
President &
CEO, LawScribe
oni Marsh, Esq., Director of
Paralegal Studies, George Washington University
Ron Friedmann, Sr.
Vice President, Integreon
Nick Hariton, Esq., Managing Director &
Counsel, Imaging Presentation Partners

The Advisory
Council (partial listing)

Henry Alonso, Complex Case Director, Dept. of the
Treasury, Washington, DC
Donald Billings, West Coast Manager
Litigation Support Practice, Sidley & Austin
Kevin Chern,
CEO, Total Attorneys Practice Management
Mary Buker, Principal, Litigation Technology
& Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Jensen, Sr. Litigation Analyst, Reed
Smith LLP
Debra Hindin-King, Litigation Paralegal, Holland
& Hart
Anne Kemp, Principal, Litigation Support
Julie LaBoe, Editor-in-Chief,
Janet Powell, Case Manager, Olgetree
, Principal, Unfair Advantage

The development of the first certification exam is well underway. The
organization has opened its doors for members including attorneys, attorneys,
litigation support professionals, educators, case managers, project managers,
vendors and other interested parties who stand behind delivering higher
education and quality legal services and products.
To join, please go to:

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