ACEDS proudly partners with the following organizations
ARMA International, which was founded in 1955, is a professional association and the leading authority on managing records and information – paper and electronic. Its approximately 11,000 members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries. The association’s Alliance Partnership with ACEDS paves the way for the 11,000 ARMA professional members to obtain the CEDS certification. ARMA members receive a special 25% discount in the certification exam fees to become Certified E-Discovery Specialists. For more information, visit ARMA.org.
EDRM creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. Launched in May 2005, EDRM was established to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market. In January 2006, EDRM published the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, followed by additional resources such as IGRM, CARRM and the Talent Task Matrix. Since its launch, EDRM has comprised 313 organizations, including 184 service and software providers, 71 law firms, 44 corporations, 7 governmental entities, 3 industry groups and 4 educational institutions involved with e-discovery and information governance. For more information, visit EDRM.net.
The Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education empowers individuals and organizations seeking to make positive and lasting impacts through professional education.Georgetown and ACEDS share an abiding interest and mission through their respective programs to advance competence, skills and knowledge in electronic discovery and to build communities of kindred professionals. The university’s program, which is composed of three comprehensive courses, leads to a Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management. Under this groundbreaking partnership, students who successfully complete the Georgetown University Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management will be eligible to apply for the CEDS certification examination leading to the awarding of the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential and receive one year of professional membership in ACEDS, as part of their enrollment in the program. More information at SCS.georgetown.edu. – Read More
The International Legal Technology Association is the premier peer networking organization, providing information to members to maximize the value of technology in support of the legal profession. For more than 30 years, ILTA has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience to those facing challenges in law firms and corporate legal departments. Partnership with ILTA facilitates e-discovery certification and training to 13,000 professionals who work at 1,300 ILTA-member law firms and corporations. ACEDS promoted the training and peer networking programs of ILTA, especially the ILTA 2011 Rev-elation, in Nashville, and ILTA Insight 2011, in London. More information at ILTAnet.org.
Legal Service Providers Association
The Legal Service Providers Association is dedicated to the growth and promotion of the service providers within the legal industry. The LSPA’s mission is to use our combined purchasing power and knowledge to provide legal service companies of all sizes access to training, educational programs and forums, supplier discounts, technical and human resources support they could not develop on their own. For more information on LSPA, visit www.legalspa.org, call (720) 545-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the LSPA community on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
The Masters Conference
The Masters Conference brings leading experts and professionals from law firms, corporations and the bench to develop strategies, practices and resources for managing the information life cycle. Masters Conference is a boutique educational forum where a select group of speakers, vendors and attendees convene to engage in a proactive collaboration on current challenges in the legal space. Our advantage is that we have a different focus that caters to a niche target audience of high level decision-makers who steer the course of the industry. http://www.themastersconference.com employees worldwide.
National Bar Association
Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of minority attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. The organization seeks to advance the science of jurisprudence, preserve the independence of the judiciary and to uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession. For additional information about the National Bar Association, visit www.nationalbar.org.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock’s emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation’s leading law firms for 138 years. Stroock’s practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at www.stroock.com.
TRU Staffing Partners
TRU Staffing Partners is an award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in the Legal Technology industry, with an emphasis on e-Discovery, Forensics, and Litigation Support staffing. TRU was founded in early 2010 by veteran Litigation Support recruiter Jared Coseglia with a mission of bringing unparalleled personalized career consulting and staffing services to the growing community of professionals working in e-Discovery at law firms, corporate legal departments, and outsourced service providers. TRU’s deep network of relationships in the AmLaw 200, Fortune 1000, and vendor community gives us exclusive access to candidates and job openings throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. If you are looking to hire, or to find a new career opportunity as a Litigation Support Analyst or Specialist, e-Discovery Coordinator or Project Manager, National Manager or Global Director of Practice Support Services, e-Discovery/Document Review/Hosted Solutions Sales professional, Litigation Readiness or Regulatory and Compliance Consultant, TRU can efficiently and effectively assist in your search. For more information, visit Trustaffingpartners.com.
Women in e-Discovery
Women in e-Discovery (“WiE”) is a pioneering organization that primarily provides educational opportunities regarding technology in the legal industry to its members. The organization offers networking and leadership avenues, promotes personal and professional growth of women, and donates mentoring and charitable contributions to its communities. WiE incorporates a broad network of women volunteers who uplift and support each other and work together to recognize and honor each other’s achievements as women. Members receive discounts on CEDS certification and ACEDS Annual Conference registration. More information at Womeninediscovery.org.