Today marks 12 years and 3 days since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide for the discovery of electronically stored information. Those amendments effectively created the eDiscovery industry, and it’s been a roller coaster of a ride over those years.
I’ve loved every minute of it.
We’ve seen the adoption of technology in the legal space at a rate that is unprecedented. For the first time in my 20+ years as an attorney, I don’t feel like we are 10 years behind the curve in advancing the law. Don’t get me wrong, as I’ve discussed previously, we have a long way to go to adequately address the legal issues that the development of technology has created. Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data put front and center the need to address privacy and widespread misuse of information from individuals, yet our Congress has not acted to try and address it, nor do we really expect to see anything productive in the near term. Maybe some lessons from our friends in the EU are in order.
I wanted a certification that separates me from my peers. Upon discovering CEDS, I was convinced this was exactly the type of distinction I had been seeking. Since achieving CEDS certification, I’ve noticed immediate recognition from my organization, colleagues, and current and prospective clients.They acknowledge they are more comfortable working with a person who has taken time to seek such certification. CEDS has certainly been worth the small investment and should continue to beget returns for years and years to come.
Andrew Bayer, CEDS
I get bombarded with all kinds of e-discovery stuff – news, blogs and whatnot. Let me tell you, you guys send the absolute best! I send it to all my partners and sales folks. I said, who are these guys? I have to get to know them better!
Kevin Glass, CEO
As a trial lawyer, day-to-day information processing is daunting for my client service. I’ve come to rely on ACEDS to keep me on the ‘edge’ of the curve on e-discovery. It’s a source I ‘ping’ ASAP.