Extract from Doug Austin's article "If You’re “Certifiable”, You Must Be “Committed”: eDiscovery Trends"
Like CloudNine and our eDiscovery Daily Blog, ACEDS has been committed to education of eDiscovery professionals in a variety of ways, through webinars (some of which we have partnered with them on) and other educational programs, and especially through certifications. It wasn’t that long ago that an industry survey showed that eDiscovery professionals were only slightly more than 50-50 on eDiscovery certifications, but the ACEDS certification today has clout like never before. The ACEDS certification could make the difference between getting that important eDiscovery job and not getting it. So, if you’re certifiable – and you’re committed – that could actually be a good thing (at least from an eDiscovery standpoint, if not a psychological one).
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.