Expanding its international footprint and broadening the delivery of e-discovery education worldwide
December 1, 2021 – DALLAS – 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 Group, announced today a new strategic partnership with the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA), a peer powered community of legal technology and innovation enthusiasts in Europe.
Through this strategic alliance, both organizations will begin offering co-branded content to the legal technology community, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Access to shared content and discounts on training, conferences, and other events will be available to members of both organizations, along with additional opportunities and resources.
“We are super excited to form this strategic alliance with ELTA,” said Mike Quartararo, president of ACEDS. “With the increase in global business operations, it should surprise no one that e-discovery processes are in demand everywhere in the world,” he added. “We’re having conversations throughout the EU and this foray deeper into the European legal technology market provides opportunities for our members to forge meaningful connections with like-minded ELTA members, enables ACEDS to expand its e-discovery education mission, and at the same time provides access to useful content and thought-leadership for both ELTA and ACEDS members.”
“One of ELTA’s goal is to bring European legal technology to the legal community in other parts of the world, and what better organization to partner up with for the largest legal services market than ACEDS?” said Holger Zscheyge, president of ELTA. “We are happy that we have partnered up with ACEDS to help it expand into Europe and benefit from its position in the world to reach out to communities beyond Europe.”
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 the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA)
The European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) is a peer-powered community of European legal technology and innovation enthusiasts. Our goal is
- to raise awareness of technology and software supported solutions and processes in the European legal market.
- to create a transparent platform to facilitate and support networking among the various European protagonists and stakeholders in the fields of legal tech.
- to regularly inform our members about important current topics, trends and developments as well as arranging legal tech events.
- to promote academic surveys and studies, as well as research in the fields of legal tech and its neighboring disciplines.
- to contribute to vocational training and to ongoing and further education in the fields of legal tech.
- The Association is actively involved in social and political debate in order to speak up for the concerns and interests of our members and to strengthen the position of legal technology in the European legal market.
ELTA was founded in 2016 and has expanded since to over 40 countries inside and outside of Europe. We have ambassadors in 28 countries and 2 professional organizations, working as the conduit between ELTA and the local legal tech communities.
ELTA represents over 5500 professionals.
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