ACEDS announces affiliation with Cyber Search Global

Feb. 15, 2018Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that Cyber Search Global is the association’s newest “Bronze Level” affiliate member. This status allows Cyber Search Global to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training, and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its clients.

Among the ACEDS opportunities available to Cyber Search Global and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and global chapter opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

Cyber Search Global is a professional staffing agency dedicated to the legal and technology sectors with a focus on electronic discovery and data privacy. The company offers temporary, consultant and permanent staffing for law firms, corporations, vendors, consulting firms and government agencies.

Cyber Search Global was founded on the principles of unsurpassed industry knowledge, loyalty, customer service and professionalism. These principles have assisted in growing the company’s outstanding reputation as a staffing agency in all areas of litigation/practice support, electronic discovery, sales, digital forensics, data privacy and contract attorneys. Cyber Search Global’s consultative and client-focused approach has made it the preferred vendor for many of its clients and the first choice for accessing the industry’s top talent.

“The ACEDS community is excited to welcome Cyber Search Global to our affiliate family.  Edward O’Reilly has been building teams and careers for more than 20 years in our legal technology niche market and has made a significant positive impact.  We look forward to a promising and long-lasting collaboration,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.

“At Cyber Search Global, securing career opportunities for our candidates and matching them with our amazing clients is our only goal,” added O’Reilly. “Our clients and applicants put their trust in us, something we do not take lightly. I’m very excited to partner with ACEDS, an organization that shares our values.  ACEDS is the foremost leader in education for our industry and most importantly the team there cares about our industry and the people who work in it.  We are very excited and look forward to a long and wonderful partnership.”

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Cyber Search Global

Cyber Search Global was founded on October 2, 2000, by Edward C. O’Reilly.  Cyber Search Global is known for our loyalty to our clients, employees, and applicants. We have unmatched relationships with more than 150 of the AM Law 200 Law Firms and have successfully placed candidates in more than 70 of the US Fortune 500 Corporations.  We are experts in Organizational Architecture, so whether you are starting a team from scratch, filling a challenging position, expanding your infrastructure to take your team to the next level, building justification to bring on additional staff to the firm Partnership and H.R. Department or trying to find out how to achieve that next step in your own career, Cyber Search Global has a solution to meet your needs.

ACEDS affiliate LexInsight achieves prestigious Gold Level status

Jan. 18, 2018 – Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that LexInsight is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate member. This status allows LexInsight to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training, and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its employees.

Among the ACEDS opportunities LexInsight and other ACEDS members access are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

LexInsight is an on-demand marketplace that matches contract attorneys with law firms and corporations that need eDiscovery document review projects done fast and at the highest quality. Hiring firms and companies gain instant access to a qualified pool of contract attorneys at a lower cost than traditional recruiting channels. For eDiscovery professionals, the platform provides a qualified job forum that connects them to projects in real time.

“LexInsight’s support for certification speaks volumes about its commitment to their client and reviewer success,”  said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS. “ACEDS is thrilled to support this innovation in our community.”

“We are excited to be working with ACEDS to reinvent the legal staffing industry,” said Abhi Verma, founder and chief executive of LexInsight. “This partnership would enable our fast-growing reviewer community to take advantage of the eDiscovery industry’s leading certification to showcase their skills to prospective employers on LexInsight.”

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About LexInsight

LexInsight is a specialized marketplace that has been built from the ground up keeping the needs of eDiscovery document review professionals in mind. The all-in-one technology platform automates the hiring process for document review projects, reduces overhead costs and brings transparency to a previously opaque pricing model. Launched in 2016, LexInsight has grown to over 10,000 legal professionals across all major U.S. cities. Whether you are a law student evaluating career opportunities or a young professional looking to advance your legal career, LexInsight offers a transparent platform to connect you directly with employers (law firms and in-house legal departments).

ACEDS announces affiliation with AccessData Group

Jan. 10, 2018Miami  – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that AccessData Group is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate member. This status allows AccessData to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its employees.

Among the ACEDS opportunities available to AccessData and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification.

AccessData’s eDiscovery solution, AD eDiscovery®, helps organizations more efficiently manage the complete end-to-end eDiscovery process, mitigate risk,  and improve response efficiency. A single, fully integrated platform for forensically sound enterprise-wide preservation/litigation hold, search, collection, processing, data assessment and complete legal review, AD eDiscovery gives teams a repeatable, defensible process for managing eDiscovery that will hold up in court.

“AccessData is very well positioned to meet the new requirements of self-authenticating evidence in FRE Rule 902, as well as the rigorous security expected of corporate and legal teams. We are thrilled they are partnering with us to bring excellent programming to our community,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.

“AccessData is committed to working with eDiscovery professionals in corporate, government and law firm environments to help them reduce the costs and risks associated with data collection and eDiscovery management,” said Victor Limongelli, chief executive officer of AccessData. “This strategic focus is perfectly aligned with ACEDS’ mission, and is at the heart of the training, education and certification programs they deliver with such skill. We look forward to partnering with ACEDS to help advance the eDiscovery profession.”

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About AccessData

Whether it’s for investigation, litigation or compliance, AccessData offers industry-leading solutions that put the power of forensics in your hands. For 30 years, AccessData has worked with more than 130,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world to understand and focus on their unique collection-to-analysis needs. The result? Products that empower faster results, better insights, and more connectivity.

ACEDS PARTNERS WITH RELATIVITY AS AFFILIATE

Oct. 4, 2017 – MIAMI – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced Relativity as its newest “Diamond Level” affiliate partner. This status allows Relativity to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, networking, training, events, and professional development resources.

Additionally, ACEDS is a Gold sponsor of Relativity Fest, an annual conference designed to educate and connect the eDiscovery community. Slated for Oct. 22-25 in Chicago, Relativity Fest brings together legal professionals to network, broaden their knowledge, and receive hands-on experience with the latest eDiscovery tools. ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack joins a panel of experts to share insights on The Future of Legal Education, an informative session covering the impact of technology in legal education.

“We are excited to partner with Relativity, a company that places a high value on education and certification, and welcome Relativity team members to our community,” said Mack. “We’re also very much looking forward to participating in the highly-anticipated Relativity Fest.”

Relativity delivers a comprehensive e-platform that helps legal professionals at law firms, corporations, and government agencies organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. More than 13,000 organizations use Relativity globally, including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200.

“Since becoming a BARBRI Professional Association and putting Mary Mack at the helm, ACEDS has strengthened its position as a leader in legal technology education,” said David Horrigan, e-discovery counsel and legal content director at Relativity. “We’re looking forward to working with the entire ACEDS team to deliver legal educational programs across the eDiscovery community.”

ACEDS offers its members:

– Exclusive job-related eDiscovery tools

– Regional chapters for ongoing education, connecting and networking

– A community for the exchange of ideas and best practices

– Preparation and exam to achieve the career-enhancing CEDS professional certification

– Breaking news and in-depth analyses of issues affecting the eDiscovery field

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Relativity

At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our ediscovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world – in the cloud, on-premises, or both – to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 active users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200. As a platform, Relativity also allows developers to design, build, and integrate applications that extend its functionality. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for six consecutive years and received the CityLIGHTS Lighthouse Award from the Illinois Technology Association in 2016. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.

ACEDS PARTNERS WITH HIRE COUNSEL, BENEFIT TO EDISCOVERY PROFESSIONALS

Sept. 27, 2017 – Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is partnering with legal and eDiscovery staffing leader, Hire Counsel, to offer professionals an unmatched opportunity for continuing education in their field.

Under the agreement, Hire Counsel is providing its eDiscovery professionals access to ACEDS’ “E-Discovery Essentials” at no upfront cost. This quintessential eDiscovery training solution is an interactive, self-paced course that provides the foundation of eDiscovery preparation, best practices for ESI collection, and the review process. The course is geared toward legal professionals who want to learn more about the entire eDiscovery domain, prepare for the Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) exam, and earn relevant CLE credits.

The collaboration between ACEDS and Hire Counsel marks a first in the industry where professionals can enroll in the course with no upfront cost. Over the longer-term, Hire Counsel allows for a payroll deduction option, which creates an ideal benefit for professionals, allowing them career development opportunities they might not otherwise have had.

“The strength of our industry is completely interrelated with the strength of our community of professionals,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “We’re very excited to support Hire Counsel’s innovative and unique offer to equip fledgling and experienced eDiscovery professionals with the tools for long-term success in our field.”

“This partnership offers us the opportunity to fulfill our commitment of fostering the success of our professionals,” added Joan Davison, CEO of HCMC. “We are strong supporters of continuing education, which we believe will allow our professionals to gain access to better job opportunities as they continue their careers in eDiscovery. ACEDS materials have long set the bar for quality, relevant and valuable electronic discovery education and certification, and we’re pleased to offer access to these resources.”

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Hire Counsel (An HCMC Legal Company)

Hire Counsel, the national leader of legal staffing and eDiscovery services since 1993, partners with clients across all industries to manage their dynamic workloads and distinct legal needs. We leverage exceptional talent and technology, deliver superior results consistently and profitably, and help organizations excel in today’s new legal economy. Hire Counsel was named one of America’s Best Professional Search Firms by Forbes and a Top 250 Company for Flexible Jobs by FlexJobs. Hire Counsel is a company of HCMC Legal, Inc., the only 100 percent employee-owned company in the legal staffing industry. For more information, visit http://www.hirecounsel.com or follow us on Twitter @HireCounsel.

ACEDS affiliate BIA Protect achieves prestigious Gold Level status

Miami — The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that BIA Protect (BIA) is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate member. This status allows BIA to leverage the full breadth of ACEDS education, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of its employees.

Among the ACEDS opportunities BIA and other ACEDS members access are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS professional certification.

BIA is a leader in the legal information management industry, with over a decade of experience helping companies, governmental agencies, and law firms successfully manage data for lawsuits, regulatory matters, and investigations. The company’s Professional Services teams provides defensible, affordable, and integrated solutions that address the entire litigation and regulatory lifecycle, from initial identification and collection through review, production, and presentation.

“BIA is one of the best kept secrets in our eDiscovery community,” says ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “This innovative and forward-thinking organization has grown significantly over the decades, and we look forward to continuing to provide its employees with the training, certification and networking opportunities to build upon their foundation of great communication and service to their clients.”

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About BIA

Celebrating its 15th anniversary as an industry pioneer, BIA continues to set the standard for reliable, innovative and cost-effective eDiscovery services. Its customer-first focus has resulted in countless innovations copied widely across the industry today. From technical innovations like truly remote data collections and the first cloud-based, end-to-end eDiscovery platform to service revolutions like reusing data and coding across matters and hiring dedicated, full-time employees for document review, BIA consistently stands at the leading edge of the industry. Founded by legal and technology professionals, BIA provides the entire spectrum of eDiscovery services – including attorney document review – with minimal disruption to its clients’ daily business operations. To learn more, visit BIA at www.biaprotect.com or on Twitter at @biaprotect.

ACEDS and Women in eDiscovery honor innovators and pioneers in legal technology and eDiscovery

MIAMI – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, and Women in eDiscovery, a nonprofit organization bringing together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, recently celebrated and honored 28 women who have served as pioneers and innovators in eDiscovery and legal technology.

ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack, was honored as one of those women by Craig Ball, author of the widely read Ball in Your Court blog and owner of Craig D. Ball, P.C. Mack has authored three books on eDiscovery, and her book, The Process of Illumination – The Practical guide to eDiscovery, is considered to be the first book published on the topic of eDiscovery. Mack has also been the recipient of numerous other industry awards and honors.

ACEDS and WiE hosted Celebrating 10 Years of WiE & Women Who Have Pioneered eDiscovery, a networking and social event at the recent ILTACON 2017 in Las Vegas. The event attracted approximately 150 eDiscovery experts, leaders and professionals to honor those who have contributed so much to the field, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an organization that has provided opportunities and brought together women in the profession over the years.

In her remarks, Mack recognized WiE as a great collaborative community, and cited the importance of its close relationship with ACEDS. Collectively, the two organizations help create and foster opportunities for women through leadership, education, and networking support, and help professionals improve and certify their eDiscovery knowledge and skill. As a result, overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields is increased and the community is strengthened.

“It’s truly an honor to recognize the women who have contributed so much to our profession,” Mack said. “While some are very familiar names, others are the unsung heroines who crafted a new profession. Looking into the faces of the honorees who were present, the founding and current board of Women in eDiscovery can be proud of their 10-year milestone and all it has meant to our community.”

For a complete listing of the honorees and the event sponsors, please visit https://www.aceds.org/news/360305/ACEDS-and-WiE-Honoring-the-Honorees.htm

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is the member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification. ACEDS, a vendor-neutral, independent organization, develops its offerings and services solely for the benefit of its members without constraint of outside commercial or financial ties. It operates on the unswerving principle that the quality of its CEDS certification, training, continuing education, specialized information and networking will be instrumental to members’ success in e-discovery. For more information, visit https://www.aceds.org.

About Women in eDiscovery

Women in eDiscovery (www.womeninediscovery.org) is an organization that brings together women around the world who are interested in technology related to the legal industry. Its goal is to provide opportunities for businesswomen to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and recognition. Currently, there are over 5,000 members and 27 chapters worldwide.

ACEDS professional survey cites expected growth in eDiscovery field and validates value of professional certification and continuing education

MIAMI — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, today released the results of its recent eDiscovery online survey which found that professionals believe the eDiscovery field will expand significantly over the next five years, with security being the most important component followed by privacy, data volume, and cloud technology.

Additionally respondents stated that professional certification, specifically the CEDS certification, is a valuable asset that affirms professional knowledge in eDiscovery and enables job seekers to stand out in the hiring process.

The ACEDS professional survey, conducted jointly with market research firm, Hanover Research, was administered in late 2016 to individuals working in eDiscovery in various roles — lawyers, paralegals, professional service providers and others. The survey was designed to examine the importance of eDiscovery as a whole, and how respondents believe this field will evolve over time, gauge their understanding of the increasingly important ethical duty of technology competence, and understand their perceptions of professional certification through ACEDS.

One key finding indicates that more than half of the participants believe the field of eDiscovery will expand significantly over the next five years and that competence in the field will be essential for future legal employees.

“The survey bears out what we’ve been seeing for some time,” says Mary Mack, ACEDS executive director. “eDiscovery has been one of the few growing areas across the legal landscape and this survey indicates professionals in our field see that continuing.

“Also not surprising to us, the majority of respondents who are hirers believe that eDiscovery competence will have a profound impact on hiring decisions and believe it to be a necessary core skill for future lawyers.”

In other findings, participants largely agree that technical competence will allow attorneys to better serve their clients and the ethical duty of technology competence will be adopted by more states. Hand-in-hand with that, respondents agreed that CEDS certification served to validate competency in the burgeoning field. They also perceived value in the many educational opportunities from ACEDS — webcasts, archived content, newsletters, etc.

“Our goal at ACEDS is to build a community and move the eDiscovery field forward,” says Mack. “We’re gratified that the respondents see the CEDS certification as a valuable tool in validating skills and see value in our other offerings.”

Additional detail on the survey can be found at ACEDS Professional Survey.

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

ACEDS professional survey cites expected growth in eDiscovery field

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, today released the results of its recent eDiscovery online survey which found that professionals believe the eDiscovery field will expand significantly over the next five years, with security being the most important component followed by privacy, data volume, and cloud technology.

Additionally respondents stated that professional certification, specifically the CEDS certification, is a valuable asset that affirms professional knowledge in eDiscovery and enables job seekers to stand out in the hiring process.

The ACEDS professional survey, conducted jointly with market research firm, Hanover Research, was administered in late 2016 to individuals working in eDiscovery in various roles — lawyers, paralegals, professional service providers and others. The survey was designed to examine the importance of eDiscovery as a whole, and how respondents believe this field will evolve over time, gauge their understanding of the increasingly important ethical duty of technology competence, and understand their perceptions of professional certification through ACEDS.

One key finding indicates that more than half of the participants believe the field of eDiscovery will expand significantly over the next five years and that competence in the field will be essential for future legal employees.

“The survey bears out what we’ve been seeing for some time,” says Mary Mack, ACEDS executive director. “eDiscovery has been one of the few growing areas across the legal landscape and this survey indicates professionals in our field see that continuing.

“Also not surprising to us, the majority of respondents who are hirers believe that eDiscovery competence will have a profound impact on hiring decisions and believe it to be a necessary core skill for future lawyers.”

In other findings, participants largely agree that technical competence will allow attorneys to better serve their clients and the ethical duty of technology competence will be adopted by more states. Hand-in-hand with that, respondents agreed that CEDS certification served to validate competency in the burgeoning field. They also perceived value in the many educational opportunities from ACEDS — webcasts, archived content, newsletters, etc.

“Our goal at ACEDS is to build a community and move the eDiscovery field forward,” says Mack. “We’re gratified that the respondents see the CEDS certification as a valuable tool in validating skills and see value in our other offerings.”

Additional detail on the survey can be found at ACEDS Professional Survey.

About ACEDS
The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

ACEDS E-Discovery Day sessions to highlight education, technology advances

MIAMI — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, will play a key sponsorship and presentation role at the 2nd annual E-Discovery Day, Dec. 1, 2016.

ACEDS and other marquee organizations will deliver a full day of informative webcasts, in-person networking events and more to thousands of legal and IT professionals eager to enhance their skills and knowledge in the eDiscovery field.

ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack, who was recently honored with the inaugural Excellence in Education Award at the 10th annual Masters Conference, joins a panel of fellow eDiscovery experts on E-Discovery Training for 2017, a webinar panel that takes an objective view of eDiscovery college and university courses, certification and self-study approaches, and breaks them down for participants. The panel is designed to highlight how each approach has its strengths depending on individual circumstances and more importantly, stresses the value of training in eDiscovery — one of the few growing sectors of the legal market. Participants in this webinar will have access to special pricing on ACEDS’ foundational course E-Discovery Essentials, a highly-respected primer on the field of eDiscovery.

Mack also plays a key role in 10 Years Forward and Back — Automation in eDiscovery, a webinar session that highlights the progress of eDiscovery technologies during the last decade and looks forward to the next ten years in data discovery.

“The professionals within the eDiscovery community are characterized by their commitment to education, best practices and continual improvement, and their passion for their field,” said Mack. “This is evident in all the activities on and around E-Discovery Day. We’re excited and honored to be a part of it, and I personally look forward to learning and sharing with some of the brightest minds in our profession.”

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.