ACEDS is the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, a US-led organisation designed to encourage people to improve and certify their eDiscovery knowledge and skill, advance their careers, broaden their contacts, and increase overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields.
ACEDS’ standing in the industry has been much increased since Mary Mack became executive director, and that profile is to be extended to the UK with the foundation of ACEDS’ first international chapter.
There is information about ACEDS UK chapter here, including a list of its officers. You can join ACEDS from this page.
The UK chapter will hold a launch party on Thursday 29 September at 18:00 at the Gherkin in London. The event will be sponsored by FRONTEO USA. This is an opportunity for members and prospective members to find out more about ACEDS and its UK chapter, as well as to discuss some of the issues facing UK litigation lawyers and their clients.
Part of the aim of the event is to promote ACEDS and the certification with a view to encouraging people in the industry to become members of the UK Chapter in the future in order to gain access to some of the online content ACEDS offers and to receive discounted rates to attend future ACEDS UK events.
I will be one of the speakers at that event, along with Dan Wyatt of RPC and Ed Spencer of Taylor Wessing who were both engaged in the Pyrrho case. We aim to encourage questions from the audience members rather than merely talk to them, and you can either ask your questions in advance or on the day.
You can ask to put on the guest list by email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org