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Phoenix chapter of ACEDS spreads educational expertise of leading e-discovery association

Monday, December 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Mermell
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December 15, 2014MIAMI — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced that it has launched a members chapter in Phoenix to be helmed by leading e-discovery professionals.

Jay White, CEDS, a veteran of the legal field and President and Director of Client Services at Omega Discovery will serve as Chapter President. Over the course of his career, he has served as a complex litigation paralegal, litigation support professional, litigation technology consultant and e-discovery consultant at law firms and organizations, including Rutan & Tucker, Foley & Lardner, Jones Skelton & Hochuli, McKool Smith Hennigan, and Advanced Discovery. He has also worked as an e-discovery consultant and trainer to the Arizona Attorney General’s office.

The Phoenix Chapter, which joins similar groups in New York, Detroit, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, New England, and elsewhere, delivers the knowledge and opportunities ACEDS provides its members at a grassroots level. The e-discovery association, the largest in the world and the sole provider of the CEDS credential, promotes e-discovery excellence, risk and cost reduction, and career advancement among local professionals through certification, education, training and networking. It also provides education and training to some of the leading law firms and businesses.

Mr. White is joined by an impressive board of directors.

Robin Thompson, CEDS, Vice President, is a nationally recognized e-discovery market strategist at a New York-based e-discovery technology company who has devoted much of her career to education, programming and service. A member of the ACEDS Advisory Board, she has also served on the boards of directors of ARMA Houston, ARMA Austin, ARMA Arizona, the AIIM Grand Canyon Chapter, and Women in E-Discovery. She has received numerous awards for setting record attendance and revenue for meetings and conferences, and is among the most well known social media personalities in the field. Last month, she received a Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement for her work in the e-discovery, records management and information governance communities.

Tammy Doss, CEDS, Secretary, is a highly experienced litigation technology professional who has held director roles in project management, client services, and emerging technologies. She is the Director of Business Development at IPRO, and over the course of her career has been responsible for the establishment of best practices, protocols, procedures, and ongoing training programs.

“ACEDS Phoenix will play an essential role in bringing our mission of education, training, competence and, most importantly, access to justice to this important e-discovery community,” added Robert Hilson, Executive Director of ACEDS. “We are proud of the impressive board of CEDS-certified leaders the chapter has assembled, and look forward to working together with it to serve the profession.”

Persons wishing to learn more or join the chapter should contact Jay White at


ACEDS, a part of the leading legal education provider, BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting e-discovery skill and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals in order to reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery, realize the advantages of performing it effectively, and facilitate access to justice. It awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential to eligible candidates who pass a rigorous proctored examination that they can take at 600 secure ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide.

If you would like to launch an ACEDS chapter or join an existing one, please contact ACEDS Director of Chapter Development & Education Susan Kavanagh at

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