The ACEDS Mission

The mission of ACEDS is to help professionals in various disciplines improve and certify their e-discovery knowledge and skill, advance their careers, increase their contacts, and increase overall competence in e-discovery and related fields.

ACEDS meets these goals by providing its members:

  • The Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification, which meets the highest levels of integrity, professional standards and competency assessment,
  • News, information and analysis at, as an exclusive benefit of membership,
  • Live and online training and education through seminars, live chats and interviews with experts,
  • Community-building and networking through live and online networking opportunities,
  • An annual conference in Hollywood, Florida that brings in expert speakers on multiple panels over three days, augmented by many top networking and invaluable materials for the attendees.