ACEDS Open Resources
The ACEDS Open Resource Center is a new page dedicated to training materials, online resources, and information intended to educate the entire legal community during this disruptive time. In addition to ACEDS resources, we will feature content and resources from our affiliate and affinity partners, links to relevant and timely articles and blog posts, and on-demand webinars and other content not previously available to the general public. For any questions, or if you would like to share content on this page, please contact ACEDS Customer Service at We hope you find this page useful.

Last Updated: September 26th, 2020

Recommended Articles

Below is a short list of interesting articles to fortify your eDiscovery knowledge and current events. For more articles, take a look at the ACEDS Blog.


    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, Herb Roitblat

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    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, Mike Quartararo

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, Kelly Twigger

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, Joy Heath Rush

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, David Horrigan

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor with Special Guest, Joy Murao

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - Craig Bayer & ACEDS Advisory Board Member Tom O'Connor -
    Security Concerns Working From Home

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - ACEDS Advisory Board Members Rachi Messing & Tom O'Connor discuss transitioning from big firm attorney to solo consultant with tech tips from Robert Brownstone

    Techno Gumbo Podcast - Rachi and Tom talk with Craig Ball

Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand

Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation
Dan Schawbel

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Mark T. Sullivan

Gore Vidal

Doing Justice
Preet Bharara

Into the Storm: A Study in Command
Tom Clancy and Gen. Fred Franks

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek

The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene

The Cabin at the End of the World
Paul G. Tremblay

The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande

The Information
James Gleick

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte

Thinking Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Younger Next Year
Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D.



complimentary national Webinars

Product Showcase: Optimize Your E-Discovery Process for Data Stored in Slack
9/23/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Corporate culture is changing. More people are working remote, meaning communication tools like Slack are increasingly being used. For in-house legal professionals this should set off alarm bells leading to this question...

    For litigation purposes, how do I collect and review communications from Slack in a streamlined, defensible manner?

    In this webcast, learn how Verizon Media has optimized its internal investigation and pre-litigation/e-discovery processes for data stored in Slack.

eDiscovery for Box: Best Practices
9/24/2020: 1-2pm ET

    As a focal point for valuable information, Box is a hot topic in the eDiscovery world. Tune in to our webinar to get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about eDiscovery for Box:
  • What is Box, and how does it work?
  • What makes Box data unique?
  • What does data retention look like in Box?
  • What are the options for Box eDiscovery?
  • How do I form a proactive eDiscovery plan for Box?

Shortening Time to Insight: How to Make Your ECA More Effective with Digital Discovery Pro
9/29/2020: 1-2pm ET

    When it comes to early case assessment (ECA), it’s important to get to the facts quickly. Understanding the scope and key facts of the case is critical to forming your litigation strategy. Yet, as the data landscape becomes more distributed and complex, it is more challenging for in-house teams to gain insight both quickly AND cost-effectively.

    In this webcast, we will discuss key strategies for streamlining and optimizing your ECA process. We will also show you how Digital Discovery Pro—a processing, culling, and review platform designed specifically for in-house teams—helps corporate counsel perform ECA more confidently using the staff they already have.

Checklist for Choosing an eDiscovery Solution
9/30/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Join Ipro and ACEDS for this co-sponsored webinar featuring Maura Grossman, eDiscovery Lawyer and Director of Women in Computer Science at University of Waterloo, and Carolyn Anger, eDiscovery Strategist and Legal Technologist at Anger and Associates, as they discuss what questions to ask before, during, and after selecting eDiscovery technology for your organization.

Demystifying eDiscovery for Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom
10/6/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom… these are words that strike fear in the hearts of ediscovery professionals everywhere. Remote collaboration tools are the new frontier when it comes to ESI. Yet, few corporate legal teams feel comfortable with the reality that email is no longer the default communication channel of the modern workplace.

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss the practical steps you can take to evolve your preservation and collection processes to incorporate Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. We’ll also show you how Zapproved and Onna are partnering together with companies like yours, making it possible to preserve, collect, process, and review data from these sources in a secure and scalable manner.

“Zooming” into 2021 with Audio/Video Discovery
10/7/2020: 1-2pm ET

    The volume of data stored as audio and video files has grown considerably in recent years. That growth has “mushroomed” in 2020, with so many meetings being conducted and recorded via Zoom and other web conferencing platforms. Discovery of this critical source of evidence can no longer be dismissed. But, what are the challenges and considerations for effective discovery of audio and video files, what do courts expect regarding their discoverability, and how can technology streamline audio/video discovery workflows today? Join us to learn how to address the trends and challenges of audio/video discovery in 2021 and beyond!

Generating Self-Authenticating Digital Evidence That’ll Hold Up in Court
10/8/2020: 1-2pm ET

    This webinar will look at what it means to submit digital evidence under FRE 902(13) and (14). It will examine:
  • How FRE 902(13) and (14) streamlines evidence authentication and submission
  • The requirements of digital evidence under FRE 902(13) and (14)
  • How to authenticate evidence with a hash value (digital signature)
  • The importance of collecting associated metadata
  • Software solutions for effective collection and authentication

Hold On! What Do You Mean By Preservation of Evidence?
10/21/2020: 2-3pm BST

    A Legal Hold, also known as litigation hold, document hold, hold order, or preservation order, has more commonly been a US term but organisations in the UK and Europe also need to ensure their data preservation practices are effective in mitigating the risk of lost, altered or destroyed evidence in litigation, investigation or disputes.

    Join ACEDS and Exterro on this webinar to explore:
  • The importance of an effective data preservation program
  • 5 tips for establishing a robust Legal Hold process
  • How technology can help solve your data preservation challenges

The New Role E-Discovery Professionals Must Play
10/21/2020: 1-2pm ET

    In this webcast, we will review how the modern e-discovery professional's role is changing based on new research results from a survey conducted by Today's General Counsel, Exterro and In The House.

    Register for this webcast and get:
  • Expert analysis from e-discovery professionals on how e-discovery professionals must evolve amidst these uncertain times
  • Results from a recently released in-house e-discovery benchmarking report
  • Tips on how to ensure you're ready to evolve and be successful in today's modern e-discovery environment

OpenText Showcase: Modern Tools for Advanced eDiscovery and Investigations
10/22/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Register now to see a sneak preview of OpenText™ Axcelerate™ Investigation, a next-generation early case analysis and investigations tool, and OpenText™ Legal Hold, automated legal hold notification. You’ll see how to:
  • Automate legal hold notification activities
  • Reduce the time spent on custodian interviews and compliance tracking
  • Drive effective early case assessment and analysis with front-end analytics
  • Get to the “who, what, when and where” answers more quickly to make faster case decisions

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