TRIAL DIRECTOR Training: Where do I Start?

By Brittany Thaler, ACP eDiscovery

When it comes to trial, time is limited. There are so many deadlines, motions, hard copies, and settlement talks floating around that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to breathe, let alone remember how to use IPRO ][TrialDirector.

It’s even more frustrating when you’ve transitioned over from TrialDirector 6.8 to TRIAL DIRECTOR (also known as TrialDirector 360) and you need to learn new functionality!

For many, trial doesn’t come around often. It may be several months, or even years, since you last worked in ][TrialDirector, much less presented in it. As a trainer, this is something I hear often: “I just haven’t used it in so long, I don’t even know where to begin”.

If this is something you are struggling to admit, now you know, you are not alone.

In fact, as a paralegal, I experienced this myself. I went from using it once a year, to using it 5 times a year, back to using it once a year throughout my tenure.

Lucky for you, the Product Learning Experience Team is packed full of trainers like me with real world experience, knowledge, and humility. Knowing that this is something our clients grapple with, we have tried to address the common pitfall of “just haven’t used it in a while” with IPRO’s Learning Center.

Getting Started with TRIAL DIRECTOR

Our Self-Guided Getting Started Series can be helpful for overall understanding TRIAL DIRECTOR if you are just totally lost.

At a very low cost, this series provides you with a full product training at your own pace and on your own schedule. The unique thing about trial is that you are working around the clock; with self-guided learning, you can start and stop whenever you need, 24/7.

If you are pressed for time, you can purchase our TRIAL DIRECTOR Administrator – Recorded Webinar. The courses are formatted into three different 3-hour webinar sessions. When finished, you will have a thorough, complete, advanced, and in-depth knowledge of ][TrialDirector, as well as study guides, sample data, and practice scenarios to help retain the information gained.

We also have Live Administrator Training for small private groups if you want a more one-on-one feel or sessions that are open to TRIAL DIRECTOR users on a per seat basis. The courses are formatted in the same manner as referenced above.

Learning specific tasks in ][TrialDirector

The Learning Center also hosts the On a Mission series, providing bite-sized videos for accomplishing a specific task or workflow. This series is perfect for those times when you simply need a little extra help and don’t have a lot of time to dedicate. Perhaps you recall how to set up cases, but you just can’t remember how to Create & Manage Exhibit Labels, or Create & Present Carousel Workbooks, or you want to utilize Alias when working in transcripts. These itty-bitty videos are less than 10 minutes long and free of charge. Yes, that is correct, FREE!

Whatever your situation when it comes to preparing for trial, we know the struggle is real. With all of the options listed above, know that panicking can take a backseat because IPRO is on your side.

Happy Learning!

For more information about Transitioning from TrialDirector 6.8 to TRIAL DIRECTOR (aka TrialDirector 360), checkout this blog article.

For more information about tips like these, keep tuning in to our regular blog series from our Product Learning Experience team.

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