Relativity and ACEDS announce new reciprocal recertification credit partnership

Collaboration will provide both ACEDS- and Relativity-certified professionals with continuous education opportunities in e-Discovery

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2018 – Relativity, the industry-leaders in e-Discovery software, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the premier eDiscovery educator, today announced a new partnership aimed at providing continuous education opportunities for interested members of the e-Discovery industry. The agreement is highlighted by a new reciprocal education credit program that makes it easier for e-Discovery professionals to get reciprocal Relativity Continuing Education (RCE) and Certified E-Discovery Specialist Certification (CEDS) credits by attending applicable webinars hosted by either the Relativity or ACEDS learning community.

Obtaining RCEs and CEDS credits, along with further certifications from both Relativity and ACEDS-approved tests, are vital for the continued career success and advancement of any e-Discovery professional. The new program offers current CEDS professionals and Relativity Certified Professionals with several new ways to earn credits that go towards required certifications or continued education requirements.

For the CEDS community looking to earn their CEDS Certified e-Discovery Specialist renewal or new certifications, candidates will receive 1 CEDS credit per hour of Relativity education. This includes Relativity webinars a candidate has previously attended – up to two years previously – along with currently available Relativity webinars, training, and events – such as Relativity Fest.

Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, said: “Continuous learning organizations sharing appropriate courses like Relativity and ACEDS allows dual-certified individuals a greater breadth of offerings, and the opportunity for one course completion to count for both certifications. ACEDS loves the Relativity community and welcomes them to our learning platform.”

For the Relativity community, certified professionals can attend a selection of ACEDS webinars containing relevant e-Discovery content such as the popular AI & Machine Learning webinar to gain continuing education credits. Eligible webinars will be easily recognizable on the ACEDS web page thanks to the Relativity logo found on the registration page.

“We’re thrilled to announce this new partnership with ACEDS and to interact more with their community,” said Danielle Urban, Manager of Certification at Relativity. “We look forward to seeing how e-Discovery professionals utilize the added flexibility and opportunity that this partnership provides.”

The process to earn these credits differs across both organizations. For CEDS credit, attendees must submit their eCertificates of relevant attendance to ACEDS. For RCE credits, attendees need to fill out this form on the Relativity website.

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About Relativity
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-Discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. RelativityOne offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, 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. ACEDS commitment to ongoing education is found through their global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

ACEDS launches innovative training resource to build eDiscovery expertise and professional knowledge

New eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program will be available Cyber Monday. Special Cyber Monday savings offered on All ACEDS products and resources

 

Nov. 19, 2018DALLAS The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is marking Cyber Monday with the launch of an innovative offering to build expertise, broaden knowledge and validate the baseline understanding of eDiscovery professionals.

ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate (eDEx) training program offers legal professionals — attorneys, IT professionals, paralegals, litigation support, security, privacy and information governance practitioners — access to the self-paced, online E-Discovery Essentials course augmented by educational lectures on emerging issues. No degree is required to take the course.

  • E-Discovery Essentials: This introductory course, relevant for people entering the eDiscovery field as well as those wanting to broaden their knowledge, provides 12-plus hours of interactive online training and continuing legal education credits (CLE) in many states.
  • Lecture Series: This series encompasses a breadth of eDiscovery topics such as the importance of doing trial technology correctly, the future of eDiscovery in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ethics and social media in court and creating forensic protocols.
  • Certificate and Digital Badge: Those who successfully complete the course and online knowledge-based exam will receive an eDEx certificate and digital badge to share.

“As the eDiscovery landscape continues to shift, we are continually reassessing our training and resources to ensure we are meeting the educational needs of the ACEDS and larger eDiscovery communities,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “The eDEx Certificate Program offers an economical, efficient way for members of our community to begin to validate their knowledge and experience.”

Cyber Monday savings begin at midnight, Nov. 26, 2018, with 30 percent off all of the ACEDS certification and training programs as well as membership. Use the code CYBER30 at checkout.

 

About ACEDS

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, 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 for 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, NGO’s and some of the largest corporations in the world. ACEDS’ commitment to ongoing education can be experienced through its global footprint of chapters where members can connect with their local community for seminars, networking events and more.

ACEDS unveils new digital badge, providing eDiscovery professionals a new way to validate skills, knowledge and professional certification

Oct. 29, 2018Miami The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, now offers a new benefit to its members holding the coveted Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential. The association’s new digital certification validation badge provides a way for professionals to easily differentiate themselves, validate their skills and enhance their professional brand.

ACEDS has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide CEDS designees with a digital version of their credentials. The badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital badge contains verified metadata that describes the holder’s qualifications and the work that was required to earn them. Potential clients, employers or customers can verify the CEDS certification simply by clicking on the badge.

Showcasing skills via the digital badge gives the CEDS certification holder a way to share abilities online in a manner that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. The well-known Acclaim platform offers an unmatched level of security for the digital badge holder, with each badge uniquely linked to verified data hosted on the platform. This makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming the credential and associated identity.

As an added benefit to CEDS certification holders, the Acclaim platform also offers labor market insights pulled from live job requisitions. Based on an individual’s skills, he or she can learn which employers are hiring, the specific job titles for which one might be qualified, salary ranges and more. Professionals can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform.

“Our goal is to continuously build our community and offer our CEDS professionals the resources they need to advance their careers,” said ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack. “The CEDS certification is trusted and respected around the world and we’re very pleased to offer professionals an easy way to showcase their breadth of knowledge and skills. The added benefit through the labor markets insights is the opportunity to access potential jobs that are aligned with their professional skills. We believe this is a powerful new benefit for CEDS holders.”

 

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.

ACEDS announces Xact Data Discovery is the newest Diamond Level Affiliate Member

Apr. 9, 2018Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is the association’s newest “Diamond Level” affiliate member. This prestigious status allows XDD 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 and resources available to XDD 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.

Xact Data Discovery is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, helping clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating clear communication between people, processes, technology and data.

“The Xact team provides our ACEDS community leading-edge education and has been a core supporter since our inception.  We are very grateful for their support,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.

“ACEDS is an integral component of XDD’s ongoing educational program.  We continue to benefit from ACEDS talent, educational assets and membership base in our joint efforts to provide exemplary training to the legal industry through a mix of powerful webinars and written content,” added Bob Lorum, XDD vice president of marketing.

 

About ACEDS

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, 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 E-Discovery 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 Xact Data Discovery

Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating pristine communication between people, processes, technology and data. XDD services include forensics, eDiscovery processing, relativity hosting and managed review. XDD has 16 offices throughout the United States and two locations in India. XDD offers exceptional customer service with a commitment to responsive, transparent and timely communication to ensure clients remain informed throughout the entire discovery life cycle.

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.