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. More information at ARMA.org – Read More
The premier litigation support peer networking organization that has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience to those facing challenges in law firms and corporate legal departments. ALSP is the only organization whose members comprise the full range of individuals in litigation support, including litigation support managers and analysts, attorneys, paralegals, technical support staff, consultants, software developers and staff members of judges. In August 2011, ALSP officially endorsed the CEDS certification in lieu of building its own. The ACEDS-ALSP partnership focuses on CEDS certification but also portends a broader collaboration by the two associations. More information at ALSPonline.org. - Read More
E-Forensics Magazine, professional writing directed to experts in digital-forensics covering all aspects of electronic forensics, from theory to practice, from methodologies and standards to tools and real-life solutions. It’s the best pill of practical knowledge for everyone interested in expanding knowledge in forensics field! For more information, visit http://eforensicsmag.com/.
In an industry based on adversity, the ESI Roundtable is the gateway for community, cooperation and CLEs for local law firms and business professionals attempting to navigate the Rules of Civil Procedure as they relates to electronically stored information and apply that knowledge to their law practices and business operations. It is a joint venture of judges and lawyers who volunteer their time and resources to lead their legal and business communities through education, panel discussions and targeted networking. Led by veteran paralegal Melissa Rogozinski, founder and president of ESI Roundtable LLC, and in conjunction with the Birmingham, Alabama, City Liaison and local ESI Roundtable, members of the legal and business community are presented with a variety of educational programs on timely, e-discovery related topics. Also, throughout the six-program, annual series, the local community will be introduced to an elite group of e-discovery service providers to assist them with their outsourced needs. This forum provides a discreet setting for vetting providers according to service needs without a high pressure sales pitch.The ESI Roundtable is unlike any other legal educational forum in that it is led by the community for the community. For more information, visit ESIRoundtable.org or email Melissa Rogozinski.
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
GOAL is the first membership based international non-profit trade association for the legal outsourcing industry made up of the top international legal/IP outsourcing service providers, law firm partners, counsels, solo practitioners, government representatives, legal association representatives, other outsourcing service providers, consultants, academicians, investors, training and placement companies, software companies and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of legal outsourcing in a global environment. More information at www.connect-goal.com
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.
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 email@example.com. Join the LSPA community on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
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.
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.
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.