In November 2010, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists released their first eDiscovery Specialist certification exam. In the nine years since, countless practitioners have tested for their CEDS credential, and ACEDS has grown into an international leader in eDiscovery education, certification, and thought leadership. In this episode, ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack discusses the history and evolution of eDiscovery education.
About this Month’s Guest
Our guest this month is ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack. Prior to her four years as Executive Director, Mary spent more than a decade in the eDiscovery industry working for major eDiscovery service providers and clients, writing one of the first popular books on the subject, and co-authoring and editing the prominent treatise “eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel,” which is now in its eighth edition. She has also received numerous awards and honors, including being given the inaugural Excellence in Education Award at the 10th annual Masters Conference in 2016.
About XDD’s First Chair Podcast
First Chair is an eDiscovery education podcast from Xact Data Discovery, providing a new half-hour interview each month with expert eDiscovery practitioners discussing important eDiscovery topics to help you take the lead. Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology and data. XDD services include forensics, eDiscovery processing, Relativity hosting and managed review.
About Our Host
XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A twelve-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.
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