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: June 29th, 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.


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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 Emerson

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

ZyLAB ONE New Feature Showcase
6/30/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Join ZyLAB’s Corporate eDiscovery Director, Jeffrey Wolff, for a tour of some of the latest cutting-edge new features being implemented in ZyLAB ONE. Legal Hold, Named Entity Analytics, Office 365 Cloud Collection, Machine Translation and Audio Transcription are among some of the highlights during this 45-minute presentation and live demonstration.

How Microsoft Legal defensibly wins by using Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365
7/9/2020: 12-1pm ET

    In today’s world meeting compliance and discovery obligations are challenges that every company faces on a daily basis and Microsoft is no different. Managing the litigation and regulatory requests that one of the largest corporations in the world face is not an easy task, but the experts in Microsoft CELA (Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs) are up to the task! Join us to learn how Microsoft CELA approaches their eDiscovery obligations utilizing Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365 including some tips and tricks they have learned along the way.

Disruption as an Enabler for Change: Transforming Ediscovery in the Cloud
7/14/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Technology modernization in the legal world has evolved from upgrading operating systems and adopting modern word processors, to moving critical workflows like ediscovery to the cloud. However, according to the 2019 ILTA Technology Survey, only 33% of law firms had a cloud-based ediscovery solution, with 15% looking to move to the cloud in the next 12 months. Recent global events like the coronavirus pandemic are forcing law firms and their IT teams to accelerate the transition to modern, cloud-based ediscovery platforms for their remote teams.

Seeing 20/20: Reasonable and Proportional Discovery in 2020
7/15/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Since the Federal Rule amendments in 2015 re-emphasized proportionality as a principle in relation to discovery, organizations have strived to manage the discovery process in a proportional yet defensible manner. What are the challenges with “right-sizing” discovery, what can be leveraged from the rules and relevant case law, and what best practices can be deployed for quick evaluation of potentially relevant custodians and data sources? This CLE-approved* webinar will address these questions, while providing recommendations and resources on this timely subject.

Essential Elements of a Preservation Plan
7/22/2020: 1-2pm ET

    In this webcast, we will show you step-by-step how to implement an effective preservation plan. We’ll guide you through the elements that should be included in your plan, best practices for implementing the plan, and steps for continuous improvement. Plus, you’ll get a handy checklist to take home with you!

Email Investigation Best Practices: What We’ve Learned From Recent FOIA Releases
7/23/2020: 1-2pm ET

    The smoking gun isn’t a gun anymore; it’s an email, text or instant message. This interactive session will focus on strategies and best practices around email investigations illustrated with real documents obtained through U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) releases.

    Presenters will share stories around deciphering codewords, identifying patterns, and using AI to organize and prioritize key documents. See how tools like communication maps, histograms, and concept browsing can impact investigations.

The Evolving Court Requirements for E-Discovery Defensibility in Today’s Big Data Age
7/29/2020: 1-2pm ET

    With an updated set of FRCP e-discovery rules, an emergence of new data sources to worry about and an urgency from the court to focus on cooperation in e-discovery activities between opposing sides, the meaning of e-discovery defensibility has dramatically shifted in the past 5 years.

    In the second webcast in Exterro’s E-Discovery Masters Series, a panel of experts from DLA Piper, Dentons and Exterro will outline defensible e-discovery practices and discuss how to comply.

E-Discovery Projects Thrive in the New Project for Web
7/30/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Environmental and health challenges are just some of the factors that demand an immediate and unplanned change in the way employees work. As the world is changing everyone is looking for more efficient and more effective ways to manage projects, helping project team members to stay connected, engaged, and current with their workplace responsibilities while working remote presents additional challenges. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the features and capabilities of Project for the Web and how they can use new this tool for their e-discovery project needs. Register today!

The Expanding Scope of the E-Discovery Professional
8/4/2020: 2-3pm BST (9-10am ET)

    The role of the e-discovery professional will continue to evolve and change, due to the evolution in data protection and privacy regulations and because the work undertaken is very much tied to the collection, review and access to personal information.

    We’re seeing a big shift and a big focus on information governance in a new way. E-discovery professionals who may have been solely focused on e-discovery are likely seeing the scope of their duties expand into other areas including, data privacy and information governance.

    It’s critical, now more than ever, that e-discovery professionals understand and are part of the information governance and data privacy workflows and are really an extension of the case teams who are handling these issues.

5 E-Discovery Technology Trends to Watch and When to Buy
9/9/2020: 1-2pm ET

    Using e-discovery technology is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have for legal professionals no matter what your title is. With a growing amount of data to review and a variety of new locations where responsive data may be found, legal professionals must be aware of e-discovery technology that can help them execute legal activities more efficiently.

    In the fourth and final webcast in Exterro’s E-Discovery Masters Series, a panel of experts from Thrivent, Becton Dickinson and Exterro will discuss what e-discovery technologies legal professionals must be aware of and when it’s time to buy.

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