ARMA_ACEDS Partnership

ACEDS and ARMA Partner to Provide Premier Training and Certification Programs for Legal Professionals

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EAGAN, Minn., March 18, 2021/PRNewswire/ — The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification organization and part of The BARBRI Group, and ARMA International, the leading global information governance and records management leader, announce their strategic partnership today. This new alliance will provide lawyers and legal professionals access to two of the industry’s premier online learning resources and top-tier certifications.

Through the partnership, ACEDS and ARMA will collaborate on professional development resources and events including co-sponsored and -branded content and webinars. ACEDS’ eDiscovery Executive (eDEx) Certificate program will be offered at, and ARMA’s Essentials of Information Governance Certificate course will be offered at Members of both ACEDS and ARMA will also receive discounted access to each organization’s educational programs and events.

The powerful combination of ACEDS’ e-discovery training and flagship CEDS certification and ARMA’s Essentials of Information Governance course and IGP certification will provide members of both organizations the knowledge and confidence to navigate the challenges of information governance and e-discovery.

“ARMA’s reputation in information governance and records management education is unmatched,” ACEDS President Michael Quartararo said. “Given the cross-over between information governance and e-discovery, this relationship offers significant educational value, resources and opportunities for both ACEDS and ARMA members. This is the type of collaboration with the potential for raising the overall level of expertise across our collective communities and improving our profession as a whole.”

“ARMA International is excited about our new partnership with ACEDS and the opportunities it will offer our combined community of professionals,” Jason Stearns, ARMA board president said. “The education and resources available to our members are key to ongoing success.”

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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global association for professionals working in e-discovery, information governance, compliance, and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by legal professionals at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 26 chapters, with locations in major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields.

About ARMA International
ARMA International is the community of records management, information management, and information governance professionals who harness the benefits and reduce the risks of information. Since 1955, ARMA has been the consistent provider of resources, education, certification, and unparalleled networking opportunities. With members spanning across 50 countries, ARMA sets the standards and best practices that information management professionals leverage to address the full information lifecycle. When it comes to managing an organization’s most vital asset – information – ARMA has the comprehensive resources to secure success.


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