Preparing for the CEDS Exam
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Preparing for the CEDS Exam

When: Thursday, November 16th
11 AM - Noon ET
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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The CEDS Exam Prep Seminar is only accessible by those who have purchased the CEDS Certification Package. If you have purchased the CEDS Certification Package, click here to register for the next CEDS Prep Seminar.

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In this one-hour interactive webinar, you will be able to ask substantive and procedural related questions and hear from ACEDS' Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad about how to be successful on the CEDS Exam. Christine Stansall, CEDS and Christina Cidade, CEDS will also be sharing their recent experience with the CEDS Exam and will be answering questions on how to best prepare and take the exam for success. CEDS Candidates who participate in this webinar can expect the following:

-- Overview of the CEDS Exam
-- How to Tackle Scenario-Based Questions
-- Expert Advice on Test Taking
-- Q&A with Recent CEDS Graduates


Mary Mack
Executive Director

Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel annual conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1,000 corporations and major law firms. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Kaylee Walstad
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Kaylee Walstad is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at ACEDS. In her role, Walstad works closely with affiliates, corporate and government entities, and law firms to educate and validate the expertise of their eDiscovery teams. She is also a part of ACEDS chapter team supporting their current chapters and assisting in the formation strategy of new chapters as well.

Walstad has a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill that uniquely positions her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations. Additionally, she is the Central Region Director for Women in eDiscovery and has been a Board of Directors’ member since 2012, a Masters Conference board member and a member of Women in Homeland Security.

Christina Cidade, CEDS
eDiscovery Solutions Architect
Ricoh USA, Inc

Christina Cidade has over eighteen years experience in the legal industry with a focus on litigation support, document and data conversion, electronic discovery, and document management systems.

Christina has served as the primary point of contact for clients on hundreds of electronic discovery engagements. She has guided clients through the electronic discovery process, from pre-planning through production to the opposing party.

She is an active member of Women in eDiscovery. She has achieved many industry specific certifications, including ACEDS, Catalyst Insight User, Demonstrator and Predict, and iCONECT XERA Demonstrator.

Christine Stansall, CEDS
Litigation Support Analyst
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch

Christine Stansall began her legal career after graduating from UC San Diego and obtaining her paralegal certificate from University of San Diego’s ABA-approved program in 1995. In her 20 years a paralegal, she went on to earn the Certified Paralegal and Advanced Certified Paralegal certifications in multiple areas of law from the National Association of Legal Assistants, and the California Advanced Specialist in Discovery from the Commission for Certification of California Paralegals.

Ms. Stansall’s traditional paralegal career evolved into E-Discovery and litigation support as she saw that tech know-how is as important as legal training. In 2015, she earned the title of ACEDS Fellow from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists program through UC Irvine’s E-Discovery program, then followed up with the CEDS credential in 2017. Currently, she is the Litigation Support Analyst at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch where she assists the legal teams in every phase of litigation, from legal holds, collections, early case assessments, document review, productions, motions practice, to trial presentations. Ms. Stansall is trained to use Relativity, Eclipse, CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, Trial Director, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint. She advocates for using project management principles in E-Discovery processes for defensibility and proportionality in a matter.

Ms. Stansall is a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists and the San Diego chapter of the Women in Ediscovery. She is on the advisory board for the UC San Diego Extension's E-Discovery and Litigation Technology program. She regularly attends the monthly San Diego ESI Forum sessions.

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