ACEDS and Strafford Partnership Announcement

ACEDS and Strafford Join Forces to Provide Premium CLE Webinars to ACEDS Members

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January 18, 2023 – DALLAS, TX – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading organization for training and certification in e-discovery and part of The BARBRI Global group of legal education companies, today announced a new partnership with Strafford, a nationally accredited continuing legal education provider, which was acquired by BARBRI in 2022.

For more than 30 years, Strafford has been delivering training and education needed for attorneys and accounting professionals to advance their careers and build on their expertise. Their leading-edge CLE webinars are designed by program attorneys in conjunction with distinguished advisors.

Through this partnership, ACEDS members will have access to premium CLE webinars covering relevant and timely e-discovery topics, allowing them to meet CLE compliance requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stafford to the BARBRI family,” said Mike Quartararo, president of ACEDS. “Our continuing obligation to ACEDS members is to provide value and quality education,” he added. “This new partnership not only enables us to fulfill that obligation, it also represents tremendous opportunity to begin offering additional professional development programming for the legal industry as a whole.”

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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider BARBRI Global, 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 around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and continuing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners 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.

About Strafford
As one of the country’s preeminent providers of Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Strafford produces thousands of live and online webinars that offer convenient, relevant, timely and actionable instruction on current topics curated for experienced practitioners. Strafford also maintains an extensive library of webinar recordings that are available 24/7. Strafford’s CLE webinars qualify for CLE credit in all 50 states, all U.S. territories and Canada.

Leaders in their fields, Strafford’s speakers are recruited from the top firms in the country along with foreign experts and specialists from industry and academia.  They provide real-world insights, practical tools, and innovative solutions to practicing attorneys.

Strafford is a division of BARBRI, a global legal education company that provides legal and professional development training and education to students, lawyers, and other legal professionals.

ACEDS Media Contact
Katie Saylor
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