kCura Opens Application for 10 Student Scholarships to Join 2,000 Legal Professionals at e-Discovery Conference, Relativity Fest.

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The scholarships, open to anyone attending an ABA-approved law school or paralegal program in the US, provides future lawyers and paralegals the opportunity to network with and learn from the brightest minds and top employers in the e-discovery industry.

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We’re excited to assist students and educational institutions in developing practical technology and e-discovery skills and, as a result, help the industry advance overall.

kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced 10 Relativity Fest student scholarships that will provide an opportunity for future lawyers and paralegals to attend the annual e-discovery conference Relativity Fest.

Both undergraduate and graduate students from law schools and paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) are eligible to apply for the scholarship by August 15, 2016. The award covers transportation, lodging, meals, and event registration. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application and secure a recommendation from a litigation or e-discovery professor. Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 1, 2016.

“Relativity Fest provides a unique educational opportunity for the lawyers and paralegals of tomorrow,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “We’re excited to assist students and educational institutions in developing practical technology and e-discovery skills and, as a result, help the industry advance overall.”

The inaugural Relativity Fest student scholarships came out of the Relativity Academic Partner program, an educational initiative that provides law schools and paralegal programs with free access to hands-on training in Relativity and helps prepare students for future roles in the field. Announced during Relativity Fest last year, the program started with 50 schools, and more than 20 schools have since joined. As part of the program, universities and their instructors have access to additional educational and informational resources, including in-person training, the Relativity Customer Portal, and kCura’s support team.

Relativity Fest will take place in Chicago on October 9-11, 2016. The conference is designed to educate and connect the e-discovery community through engaging panel discussions, hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and more.

About kCura    
Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2015 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity has more than 130,000 active users in more than 40 countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and more than 190 of the Am Law 200. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies—numbering more than 10,000 organizations—meet unstructured data challenges by installing Relativity on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura was ranked as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 from 2011 to 2014 and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for five consecutive years. Please contact kCura at sales(at)kcura(dot)com or visit http://www.kcura.com for more information.

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