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ACEDS and LAER AI Join Forces to Revolutionize E-Discovery Education Through AI Expertise

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January 10, 2024—Dallas, TX—The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s premier organization dedicated to improving the quality of education and standards of the e-discovery industry and part of BARBRI Professional Education has welcomed LAER AI as an Emerging Partner in its esteemed Affiliate Partner Program. This collaboration marks another significant milestone in the journey of e-discovery education, bringing together LAER AI’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning expertise with ACEDS’s global commitment to professional development in the legal technology field. 

LAER AI, a dynamic startup with a backbone of academic rigor, stands out with its leadership and advisory board comprised of esteemed members from the Machine Learning Department of Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. The company’s business prowess is equally impressive, with its leadership team boasting rich experiences at tech giants like Microsoft, eBay, and Google. This unique blend of academic brilliance and industry expertise sets the stage for an educational revolution in the e-discovery sector. 

“At ACEDS, we continually strive to bring our members the most relevant and transformative knowledge. Our partnership with LAER AI is a significant step in that direction, stated ACEDS’ President Michael Quartararo. “The fusion of LAER’s advanced AI technology and our commitment to e-discovery education will enable legal professionals to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. This collaboration is more than a partnership; it combines academic brilliance and practical application to empower our global community.” 

The collaboration with LAER AI aligns seamlessly with ACEDS’s mission to provide its global community with resources, tools, and education to enhance their e-discovery skills and knowledge. The partnership focuses on developing and delivering educational content centered around machine learning and AI applications in e-discovery. The initiatives will cover various topics, from basic principles of AI and machine learning to advanced applications in legal tech, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience for ACEDS members and the broader legal community. 

“We fully appreciate how critical a time it is for the legal industry and legal technologists, especially, to gain a strong understanding of recent advances in AI, specifically large language models, will impact the business and practice of law. We are thrilled to partner with ACEDS to offer our academic and applied understanding to support the ACEDS community,” said founder and CEO Igor Lubatov.  

The partnership between ACEDS and LAER AI marks a new era in e-discovery education, deeply rooted in academic excellence and industry innovation. By combining the strengths of both organizations, this collaboration promises to deliver unparalleled educational experiences to the global legal community, empowering them to stay at the forefront of technological advancements in their field. 

LAER AI will participate in its first ACEDS webinar on January 24th. ACEDS Supporting Affiliate Partner, FRONTEO, sponsors the webinar featuring Stephen Dooley of Sullivan & Cromwell and members of the FRONTEO and LAER AI teams. 

LAER AI is also a Host Sponsor of the ACEDS Community Cocktail Reception on January 30th during Legalweek in New York City. 

About LAER AI 

Originating from the dynamic environment of Cornell Tech in New York City, LAER AI specializes in developing cutting-edge, proprietary machine learning and NLP solutions specifically tailored to revolutionize the legal sector, with an emphasis on the ediscovery and document review process. Founded in 2018 by distinguished machine learning and natural language processing experts Dr. Igor Labutov and Dr. Bishan Yang, LAER AI stands at the forefront of technological innovation in the legal domain. Both founders, alums of Cornell and Carnegie Mellon, have brought their extensive knowledge to spearhead the company’s pioneering efforts. 

A significant achievement in LAER AI’s journey is its collaboration with and minority investment from Sullivan & Cromwell, a global AmLaw 25. This strategic alliance highlights LAER AI’s cutting-edge technology integration into legal workflows, improving efficiency and precision in intricate legal cases, thereby instilling confidence in its capabilities. 

To explore LAER AI’s transformative solutions and the latest industry insights, visit or follow on LinkedIn.  

About ACEDS 

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is the world’s leading organization for training and certification in e-discovery, information governance, and related disciplines. ACEDS provides training to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers, and institutions of higher learning. Our flagship CEDS certification is recognized worldwide and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and continuing education. 

Legal professionals hold The CEDS credential at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms, and government agencies. ACEDS has 30 chapters in most major US cities, Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Australia. 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. 

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