MIAMI, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, will co-sponsor the 3rd annual E-Discovery Day, Dec. 1, 2017, with ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack, Esq., CEDS, CISSP, serving as a featured speaker and panelist.

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ACEDS and other organizations committed to growing the community and expertise of eDiscovery professionals around the world will deliver a full day of informative webcasts, in-person networking events and more to legal and IT professionals eager to enhance their eDiscovery skills and knowledge. Mack will be participating in two Webinars:

The Case is Done but the Data’s Still Everywhere. What’s a Client To Do?
Time: 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Members of the Twin Cities ACEDS chapter, are hosting a panel discussion regarding the appropriate disposition of client data. The panel of experts will offer a 360 perspective, including that of the client, the vendor, and the law firm. Speakers include:
Caroline Sweeney, Global Director, Dorsey & Whitney LLP 
Heidi J.K. Fessler, Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP 
Frank Krahn, Director of Investigative/Legal Discovery, Mayo Clinic 
George Socha, Managing Director, BDO 
Mary Mack, Executive Director, ACEDS

Top 5 E-Discovery Process Improvements Legal Needs to Make (but haven’t made)
Time: 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Mack teams up with William Hamilton, Executive Director, University of Florida Law E-Discovery Project, and  the Hon. John Facciola (Ret.), U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia for this insightful roundtable discussion of experts exploring process improvements across the eDiscovery landscape. All three panelists are eDiscovery educators who have also navigated complex eDiscovery projects.

Additionally, ACEDS’ sister organization, Cybint Solutions, a cyber education and training organization, will host 5 Critical Cyber Security Updates for Firms and Corporations in 2018. 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this timely and informative session, Cybint CEO, and cyber security and cyber intelligence expert Roy Zur will explore the upcoming security trends for 2018 and what organizations should do to prepare for new threats and intrusions.

Participants in these webinars will have access to special pricing on ACEDS’ foundational course E-Discovery Essentials, a highly-respected comprehensive primer on the field of eDiscovery.

“As an eDiscovery professional, I’m thrilled to see the enthusiasm and engagement of our community as E-Discovery Day approaches,” said Mack. “The professionals within the eDiscovery community are characterized by their commitment to education, best practices and networking,  highlighting their passion for their field. The ACEDS community is excited to celebrate this important day in our industry.”

The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

Contact: Cindy Parks 


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