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Help Wanted: Certified Edition

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  
Posted by: Mary Mack
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Periodically, ACEDS checks in with LinkedIn to see how many job listings for ediscovery are looking for candidates with professional certifications.  This week there are 266 positions listed in the last month, 68 in the last week and 10 in the last 24 hours.  There are 1058 jobs listed for ediscovery that do not mention certification, including many asking for training and course work in eDiscovery and litigation support.

Of special interest to CEDS professionals:  in house positions from CB&I, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Corizon Health.  Positions with service providers include Lighthouse eDiscovery and ACEDS affiliate, BDO USA recruiting for several higher level positions.

Top markets include:  NY, DC, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.

Top organizations include:  FTI, Transperfect, Verizon and Robert Half Legal.

There are 10 Director level positions, 54 entry-level positions and 110 mid-senior level positions.

Methodology: A saved search in the jobs section of LinkedIn.  Because there is no standardization on the spelling of ediscovery, we use all three spellings in a Boolean OR condition.  We then limit those jobs to those with a certification or professional designation requirement with an AND condition.  Here is the search:

((ediscovery OR "electronic discovery" OR "E discovery") AND (certification OR certified OR "professional designation")

While there may be duplicate postings, and postings that hit on the company rather than the position description for ediscovery that overstate the total number of jobs, hopefully, we will see patterns emerge over time.




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