OLP Litigation Support Certification Exam
Scheduled for May 15, 2014
First of Its Kind Exam Will Set Standard for the Industry
LOS ANGELES – The Organization of Legal Professionals, an industry group that includes some
of the most respected Litigation Support Certification Exam thought leaders in the field, announced
today that it has finalized preparations for its Litigation Support Certification Exam certification exam
scheduled for May 15, 2014. The exam, developed in conjunction with Pearson Learning Solutions,
a $7 billion company that specializes in certification examinations for a wide variety of industries,
incorporates content created by OLP members including eDiscovery and legal technology lawyers,
consultants and experts. The OLP is the first organization to offer a Litigation Support Certification
Candidates for the exam will be able to schedule the date of the examination starting April 3, 2014
through the purchase of a voucher. The exam will be administered in a secured facility in over 1,000
global locations including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, Japan, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico,
Brazil, Venezuela, and South Africa.
“Lawyers need an effective and efficient way to identify people who possess the skills and
qualifications necessary to meet the Litigation Support Certification Exam obligations in today’s
litigation,” said Douglass A. Mitchell, a partner and litigator in the Las Vegas office of Boies, Schiller
& Flexner, LLP who chairs OLP’s Board of Governors. “Given the technically sophisticated, rapidly
evolving issues affecting eDiscovery and legal technology, the time has come for the legal profession
to adopt a Litigation Support Certification Exam program. OLP has developed an exemplary
education and certification process that provides the requisite criteria to fulfill the demand for qualified professionals.”
OLP’s two-hour certification exam covers five primary areas in Litigation Support. Professionals
wishing to sit for the exam may apply by going to the website and downloading the Candidate
Handbook at www.theolp.org.
Over 32 high-profile attorneys, law professors, litigation support managers, consultants, and
Ph.D.s have contributed to the development of the content of OLP's Certification Exam. The process
took over 18 months of development.
OLP’s goal in developing and administering a Litigation Support Certification Examination is to
establish a standard that can be immediately recognized as a symbol of excellence and signify that
an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today's
complex legal technology. The CLSS® or Certified Litigation Support Specialist designation will be
awarded after the candidate passes a rigorous test, has their backgrounds and work experience
checked and submits an extensive application.
About The Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP)
The OLP drives education and best practices and provides certification for those involved in
complex litigation support. Through its programs, the OLP ensures the requisite level of competency
in complicated disciplines -- including trial support, eDiscovery and legal technology -- is met. It is
the only organization whose members represent all sectors of the legal profession: attorneys,
paralegals, technical support staff, litigation support professionals, consultants, legal service providers,
software developers and the judiciary.
Past and present members of the Board of Governors include: Browning Marean, Partner, DLA
Piper; Herb Roitblat, Ph.D.; Douglass Mitchell, Boies Schiller; Anne Kershaw, Esq. eDiscovery
Institute; Linda Klein, Past President, Georgia State Bar Association; Ron Friedmann; Jeff Fowler,
O’Melveny & Myers; Richard Granat, Co-Chair of the ELawyering Task Force and Standing
Committee Delivery of Legal Services, American Bar Association ; Eddie Sheehy, CEO, Nuix;
Steve Lief, EpsteinBecker; Arnold Blair; Cooley Godward; Kevin Cranman, GC, Ericsson;
Patrick Oot; Laura Zubulake, Christy Stouffer, Patton Boggs; Tom Gricks, Schnader Harrison
Segal & Lewis LLP; Fernando Pinguelo, Scarinci Hollenbeck; David Werblow, T-Mobile;
Kara Buzga, Mayer Brown; Margaret Morton, Technology Consultant; and other well-known legal icons.
Sign up for the Certification Exam today! Become a CLSS® charter member today !