Cellebrite ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Partners with Cellebrite

May 19, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, today announced a partnership with Cellebrite, Inc., the global leader of Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise organizations. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Cellebrite will work hand in hand with ACEDS to address the data deluge that its global membership of eDiscovery professionals are facing with education, training and professional development.

“We are proud to join the ACEDS community of leaders and experts in e-discovery training, to help shape the legal profession’s technological evolution,” said Steve Altman, Senior Vice President at Cellebrite. “This partnership will help us expand our reach to educate the global community about the importance of Digital Intelligence in mobile, computer and cloud forensics.”

The partnership will drive collaboration with ACEDS global members, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, as well as the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources. Employees and partners of Cellebrite can now access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, global chapter network and events, and best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals.

“We are excited to provide Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence solutions to our global membership of eDiscovery professionals so that they can more effectively collect, process, integrate, and manage customer needs,” said Mike Quartararo, President, ACEDS and Professional Development.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Cellebrite
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise organizations. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions, analytic tools, and training designed to accelerate digital investigations and address the growing complexity of handling crime and security challenges in the digital era. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies in more than 150 countries, Cellebrite is helping fulfill the joint mission of creating a safer world. To learn more visit us at www.cellebrite.com

 

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Compliance DS ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Continued Partnership with Compliance Discovery Solutions

May 4, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading eDiscovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Compliance Discovery Solutions, a pioneering integrated eDiscovery services and managed review provider, has renewed as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

With solutions fundamentally designed for flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and value, Compliance helps clients manage complex legal matters across every phase of the EDRM lifecycle and supports them through challenging projects and tight deadlines.

Through this partnership, employees and partners of Compliance can access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Compliance plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training, and professional development resources.

“Compliance is known in our industry as a pioneer in managed review and for its ability to offer clients a one-stop resource for eDiscovery technology, expert project management, proven workflows, and staffing,” said Mike Quartararo, CEDS, president, ACEDS and professional development. “ACEDS has enjoyed a long and positive collaboration with the team at Compliance and we look forward to doing great things together in the future.”

“ACEDS has been a leader in providing the legal community with training and certification programs and we are proud to partner with them and support their continued initiatives,” added Marc Zamsky, COO of Compliance. “Our partnership helps Compliance ensure that our project management and client service teams have access to all ACEDS programs and take full advantage of the Certified eDiscovery Specialist training, testing, and certification.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Compliance Discovery
Compliance is an ISO 27001 certified eDiscovery services and managed review provider and innovator of DaaS (Discovery-as-a-Service), a powerful toolkit of the most advanced eDiscovery software, analytics, and data security available. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art development, and secure, certified data centers, Compliance supports corporate legal departments, law firms, and public entities in managing critical and complex legal matters with control, innovation, and ease. Compliance is a System One division. Discover Compliance: www.complianceds.com.

 

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ACEDS Honored as #1 E-Discovery Firm/Association in 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards; ACEDS Advisory Board Member George Socha Named #1 Author

May 1, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, has been recognized as the #1 e-discovery firm or association in the 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards.

Additionally, ACEDS Global Advisory Board Member and veteran e-discovery practitioner, George Socha, was named the #1 e-discovery author. Four other ACEDS contributors, representing ACEDS chapters around the country, were included among the Top 10 e-discovery authors:

  • Daniel Gold
  • Helen Geib
  • Sean O’Shea
  • Rob Robinson

Each year JD Supra, one of the country’s leading content distributors, recognizes authors and firms for the visibility and engagement their thought leadership earned among JD Supra readers.  The organizations and authors being recognized were selected from among more than 50,000 who published on the platform in 2019.

“This is an incredible honor for the entire ACEDS community, and particularly the authors receiving this well-deserved recognition, ” said Mike Quartararo, president of ACEDS and professional development. “Every member of our global community understands that collaborating and sharing expertise and best practices are foundational for our success. George, Daniel, Helen, Sean and Rob consistently make valued contributions to our profession and our members and we thank and congratulate them.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

 

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ACEDS Draws on Power and Skills of E-Discovery Community to Launch Mentorship Program

Volunteer-led initiative pairs up-and-coming e-discovery professionals with seasoned veterans to bolster skills, exchange best practices, strengthen community relationships

EAGAN, Minn.April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is today leveraging the power and professional expertise of its e-discovery community with a new Mentorship Program.

This volunteer-led initiative pairs early-career e-discovery professionals as mentees with veteran practitioners who serve as coaches/mentors. As a result, novice professionals will have a ready resource to help them explore career development possibilities, achieve their professional goals, and prepare for the CEDS exam. Conversely, mentors have the opportunity to coach committed new professionals, and invest in building and strengthening the overall community.

“Our ACEDS professionals are known for an unmatched commitment to ‘paying it forward’ and for improving the expertise of the greater community,” said Mike Quartararo, president ACEDS and professional development. “The mentorship program will provide opportunities for knowledgeable leaders to coach junior, committed newcomers, and give even greater opportunities to those with limited experience. We are confident this will build relationships and foster an exchange of best practices across the country.”

Mentors, each of whom will be CEDS-certified with many years of e-discovery experience, have the opportunity to commit to either a long-term or abbreviated program. ACEDS will facilitate initial pairings, after which the mentors and mentees will work independently and then report back to ACEDS the outcome of the partnership.

To learn more about the program, visit https://www.aceds.org/page/mentorship

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, IrelandCanadathe Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

Elite Discovery ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Elite Discovery as New Affiliate Partner

April 16, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Elite Discovery, a cloud-native e-discovery collaboration solutions provider, has signed on as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

Through the relationship, employees and partners of Elite Discovery will have access to ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Elite Discovery plays an important role in the global e-discovery community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources.

“Elite Discovery offers a suite of expert services and strategic technology offerings that span the e-discovery spectrum and contribute to the professional community,” Mike Quartararo, CEDS, president, ACEDS and professional development, said. “The team is known for its commitment to education, certification and building the e-discovery profession, and we’re glad to welcome Elite Discovery employees and clients through this partnership.”

“Elite’s enhanced partnership with ACEDS demonstrates our commitment to identify and partner with the world’s premier education and certification leaders,” Elite Discovery CEO Terry Reeves said. “At Elite Discovery, our goal is to be thought-provoking and forward-thinking in a manner that aligns our internal team of experts with organizations like ACEDS to provide best practices to the legal community.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Elite Discovery
At Elite Discovery, we believe every dollar you spend on eDiscovery should bring value to your corporation or law firm. That philosophy, combined with our client-first focus, has allowed Elite Discovery to lead the industry as one of the most highly awarded Alternative Legal Service Providers today. Since 2001, we have been innovating strategic solutions to any ESI challenge – from basic eDiscovery for litigation to government investigations and high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and our experts have successfully led the way. Partnering with Elite Discovery allows leaders in both law firms and corporations to have the cost predictability and control they need with the world-class security, cutting-edge technology, specific expertise, proven processes and instant scalability eDiscovery requires – so they may focus on key priorities critical to their company’s success.  Our award-winning services include risk management consulting, discovery consulting, forensic data preservation and collection, data analysis and workflow management, secure hosted document review, document coding, managed attorney review, project management support.  Our sister company, Elite Deposition Technologies, also offers process service and global court reporting. https://elitediscovery.com/

 

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Everlaw ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Continued Partnership with Everlaw, a Modern Cloud-Based E-Discovery Provider

April 14, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Everlaw, a cloud-native e-discovery solution that unlocks the collaborative power of teams, has renewed as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

As the digital universe expands rapidly, litigators and internal investigators are tasked with mining through mountains of data – the majority of which end up being irrelevant. Everlaw is a collaborative, cloud-based litigation platform that uses artificial intelligence to help legal teams uncover the needle-in-a-haystack pieces of information that can make or break a case.

Through this partnership, employees and partners of Everlaw can access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Everlaw plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources.

“When it comes to intuitive, highly functional cloud-based solutions in e-discovery, Everlaw entered the race fast and early and now they are a leader in the space. I’ve been both a customer and a fan for years,” said Mike Quartararo, CEDS, president, ACEDS and professional development. “ACEDS is thrilled to call Everlaw a partner and grateful to the entire Everlaw team for their contributions to the e-discovery community and our members specifically.”

“Ediscovery is a new imperative for legal teams today as they sift through troves of documents to build their cases,” said AJ Shankar, Everlaw’s CEO and co-founder. “Team collaboration is a key part of this process, and it’s equally important to collaborate with members of the industry. We’re thrilled to continue this partnership and remain a part of ACEDS’s community of ediscovery leaders and visionaries.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Everlaw
Everlaw blends cutting-edge technology with modern design to help government entities, law firms, and corporations solve the toughest problems in the legal industry. Everlaw is used by Fortune 100 corporate counsels and household brands like Hilton and Dick’s Sporting Goods, 76 out of the AM Law 100, and all 50 U.S. state attorneys general. Based in Oakland, California, Everlaw is funded by top-tier investors, including CapitalG, Menlo Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and K9 Ventures.

Learn more at https://www.everlaw.com.

 

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Digital War Room and ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Digital WarRoom as New Affiliate Partner

Apr. 7, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Digital WarRoom, an e-discovery software provider that enables organizations to more effectively control and manage electronically stored information, is now an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

As an ACEDS partner, Digital WarRoom plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources. Employees and partners of Digital WarRoom are able to access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals.

“It is exciting to announce Digital WarRoom as a new member of our Affiliate Partner Program because the team is known for its passion for client services and for raising the level of expertise across the e-discovery industry,” Maribel Rivera, ACEDS senior director of community relations said. “Leveraging the expertise of the leadership at Digital WarRoom, ACEDS will be able to create new resources for our membership.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ACEDS. Digital WarRoom firmly believes in making dispute resolution affordable and accessible for all firms. Our mission aligns strongly with ACEDS’ role as the leading educator in eDiscovery. We look forward to working together with ACEDS to deliver great content and shape the future of eDiscovery,” Jeremy Greer, Marketing Director of Digital WarRoom said.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Digital WarRoom
Digital WarRoom offers a comprehensive toolset to process, review and produce electronic documents for eDiscovery. Founded in 2002, Digital WarRoom eventually grew out of its original role as a service provider, developing and commercializing Digital WarRoom eDiscovery software to be used by law firms in-house. Digital WarRoom brings competitive eDiscovery costs and price transparency, but where Digital WarRoom shines is its expertise, and availability for training. With any hosted subscription, DWR guarantees 1 month of included onboarding via screenshare, on top of the unlimited email help desk. Learn more at www.digitalwarroom.com.

 

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ACEDS Welcomes the Orange County Chapter

ACEDS Launches Orange County Chapter

March 27, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, continues to expand its presence with the launch of a new chapter in Orange County, CA

The ACEDS Orange County Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Orange County and surrounding areas, will create an environment where members can collaborate on and discuss professional development, training and certification as well as issues in the legal industry impacting e-discovery professionals in the global legal community. Many Orange County chapter members are Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the eDiscovery Executive (eDEx) certificate.

Among its activities, the chapter will organize networking opportunities, professional development events and training sessions, while also participating in local and global conferences and events. The chapter welcomes e-discovery, information governance, data privacy and other data management professionals in the Orange County area, including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS in earning their certifications.

“We are pleased to welcome the Orange County Chapter to our association. This chapter will serve Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire e-discovery community providing education, training, and networking support, and we congratulate the chapter board on its creation,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations, ACEDS.

The Orange County Chapter will be led by:

  • PRESIDENT: Marla Mohr
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Grady Glover
  • SECRETARY: Sherri Watts, CEDS
  • TREASURER: Michael Holden,
  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Cynthia Vasquez, CEDS
  • DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: Martie L. Meyer, CEDS
  • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Christine Stansall, CEDS, Tona R. Cornelius, Annie Loo, CEDS

“It has taken many years, but we are excited to be launching an Orange County Chapter of ACEDS. I’m thrilled to be working with such a diverse group of people on our board to bring eDiscovery and legal technology education and networking to the Orange County and Southern California area,” said Marla Mohr, Chapter President.

To learn more about the Orange County chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at Chapters@aceds.org. You can also join the chapter at https://www.aceds.org/group/OrangeCounty and interact with members on the Orange County LinkedIn Group.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

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Zapproved ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS Announces Zapproved Renews as Affiliate Partner

March 3, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that Zapproved, an e-discovery software provider that empowers in-house legal teams to more effectively manage litigation response, investigations and information requests, has renewed as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Zapproved plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources. Employees and partners of Zapproved are able to access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals.

“The Zapproved team is known for its passion and innovation in leveraging software to transform the corporate legal process,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations at ACEDS. “We’re excited about the enhanced partnership which allows us to collaborate and share e-discovery best practices with our community.”

“We are so thrilled to strengthen and solidify our long-standing relationship with the ACEDS community. We look forward to working with the new board of directors and celebrating the organization’s continued growth,” added Melissa Tatham, Zapproved Head of Marketing.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

About Zapproved
Founded in 2008, Zapproved builds e-discovery software designed to help corporate legal and compliance teams reduce costs and mitigate risk. Our software empowers teams to manage legal holds and collect, process, and review data with ease. We have more than 350 corporate customers, a 99% retention rate, and an unwavering commitment to keeping our customers ridiculously successful.

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ACEDS Toronto Chapter Announcement

ACEDS Launches Toronto Chapter

Feb. 14, 2020EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, continues to expand its global presence with the launch of a new chapter in Toronto, Canada.

The ACEDS Toronto Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Toronto and surrounding areas, will create an environment where members can collaborate on and discuss professional development, training, and certification as well as issues in the legal industry impacting e-discovery professionals in Canada and the global legal community. Many Toronto chapter members are Certified e-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the E-Discovery Executive (eDEx) certificate.

Among its activities, the chapter will organize networking opportunities, professional development events and training sessions, while also participating in local and global conferences and events.  The chapter welcomes e-discovery, information governance, data privacy and other data management professionals in the Toronto area, including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS earn their certifications.

“Our members are the lifeblood of ACEDS. We are happy to welcome the e-discovery and legal professionals in Toronto to our newest chapter and look forward to all the great work they will be doing locally and globally,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations for ACEDS.

The Toronto Chapter will be led by:

  • Carolyn Anger, President
  • Chris Walker, Vice President
  • Lynne Brigant, Secretary
  • Anna Traer, Treasurer
  • Vaibhav Kadam, Director of Membership
  • Stephanie Mills, Director of Marketing
  • Nadia Pustina, Director at Large
  • Eda Bardhi, Director at Large
  • Ian Campbell, Director at Large
  • Lucy Esposito, Director at Large
  • Ceyda Tocsoy, Director at Large

“The e-discovery world changes often and swiftly. One must keep abreast of it all to remain current and excel professionally. I joined ACEDS to gain access to valuable resources, to network, and to contribute and shape our industry,” Anger said. “As a new chapter, we will continue to develop, grow, and advance both individually and together. I’m excited to be part of the ACEDS Toronto chapter and the many events our outstanding board will plan this year.”

To learn more about the Toronto chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at Chapters@aceds.org.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. http://www.aceds.org/

 

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