Extract from Jared Coseglia's article "Top 10 Predictions for the 2019 Legal Tech Job Market"
8. Certification required to separate from the pack. With vertical growth potential becoming increasingly competitive and requiring more cross-functional skills, getting yourself or your staff certified will be the most universally accepted way to differentiate from the crowd. Certs that matter most to hiring managers will include CEDS and Relativity certs in e-discovery; CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G in privacy; and OSCP in proactive security. But there are a wealth of other certs that are growing in adoption and popularity including the Blockchain Certified Pro from EC-Council, programs at Harvard and MIT for cybersecurity savvy and many more.
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.