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LEGALWEEK 2018, NEW YORK CITY – January 30, 2018 – Today, LTC4™ (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) announced an exciting new strategic partnership with KoWorks LLC, developer of technical eCompetence™ workflow-based assessments.  LTC4 members who successfully complete the KoWorks eCompetence™ Standards Essentials course will receive LTC4 eDiscovery certification at the “Competent” level which qualifies them to supervise eDiscovery projects executed by experienced professionals.

In 2016, LTC4 released its eDiscovery/eDisclosure Core Competency (ECC) Learning Plan and competency curriculum, created by a team of U.S. and U.K. based eDiscovery thought leaders However, prior to the KoWorks content there was no official means for certification for LTC4 members to demonstrate eDiscovery competence.

Both the LTC4 ECC Learning Plan and the KoWorks eCompetence™ Standards essentials are inspired by the globally accepted eDiscovery framework of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).  Both provide a practical, workflow-based scenario approach to assess knowledge of eDiscovery steps including Identification, Preservation, Collection, Processing, Review, Analysis and Production.

LTC4 Chairman and Founding Member Bonnie Beuth, Information Systems Trainer at FordHarrison, says:  “LTC4 is incredibly pleased to announce that the KoWorks eCompetence™ Standards Essentials contains LTC4 eDiscovery Approved Assessments.  LTC4 eDiscovery experts closely evaluated the KoWorks eCompetence™ Standards Essentials course and it is outstanding, absolutely satisfying LTC4’s requirements at the ‘Competent’ level and beyond.  KoWorks’ course material is modularized so LTC4 members can move forward at their own pace. ”

KoWorks President Michelle Kovitch remarks:  “As a proud strategic partner, KoWorks shares the LTC4 passion of providing an industry standard for eCompetence™ by providing ‘your time, your place, your pace’ training together with workflows, written materials & assessments to achieve your LTC4 Certification.”

The KoWorks eCompetence™ Standards Essentials is available globally and LTC4 eDiscovery certification is currently aligned with U.S. law.  KoWorks and LTC4 are planning content and certification aligned with U.K. law in the near future.

For more information, visit www.ltc4.org or www.koworksllc.com.

About LTC4
LTC4 (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) is a non-profit organization, that has established industry standard legal technology core competency learning plans and certification that all law firms and corporate legal departments can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements.  LTC4’s purpose is to maintain a workflow-based (not feature-based) set of legal technology core competencies and certification for attorneys and staff.

The LTC4 membership is rapidly expanding.  Law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, vendors and consultants are all invited to join.  For more information, visit www.ltc4.org or email info@ltc4.org.

About KoWorks LLC
KoWorks empowers litigation teams with technical eCompetence™, develops workflows & conceptual practices, and reduces litigation costs by interpreting the complexities of eDiscovery, incorporating technology and fostering a culture of collaboration between IT & Legal.  Michelle Kovitch is a 25 year veteran in the trenches of the legal industry and founded the company in 2016 and is based in Atlanta.  For more information, visit www.koworksllc.com or email solutions@koworksllc.com.