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ACEDS Announces the MER Conference as Newest Affinity Partner

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Nov. 26, 2019 – Eagan, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, is pleased to announce the MER Conference as the association’s newest Affinity Partner.

Through its annual marquee event and related initiatives, the MER Conference delivers the latest insights and relevant educational content to information governance and electronic discovery professionals. Through this new partnership, ACEDS professional development and certification resources will now become part of that content, and ACEDS members will receive discounted rates to the MER Conference curriculum.

“The MER Conference has a history of delivering the knowledge and resources that effectively equip lawyers and business professionals to positively impact their organizations,” said Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS & Professional Development. “We’re very excited to join forces and integrate our breadth of offerings within this impressive portfolio.”

Among the ACEDS resources available to MER Conference attendees and supporters are leading-edge job tools, networking opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program and Mini MBA.

“The entire information governance community benefits when strong organizations like ACEDS and the MER Conference work together to more cost effectively and efficiently make the community better,” MER Conference President Seth Williams said.  “With the explosion of electronic records and inexpensive storage, effectively managing, securing, protecting and finding these records is paramount to the success of every organization big or small. We are excited to join forces with ACEDS to help better equip our industry in this area.”

To celebrate the new Affinity Partnership and E-Discovery Day, ACEDS and the MER Conference will join Ray Davis of Inside the Records Room for a live internet radio event on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern. 

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training and certification, and is supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations, and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

About the MER Conference
The MER Conference began as the National Conference for the Management of Electronic Records in 1992 and quickly embraced the broader disciplines of Information Governance (IG) including Legal, Compliance, eDiscovery, Privacy, Data Analytics, IT and more. Its mission is to better equip information governance practitioners to impact their organization’s business objectives through abundant and meaningful engagement. The MER Conference connects change-oriented IG corporate practitioners with other like-minded industry professionals and thought-leaders. The 2 ½ day interactive conference focuses on solutions to the ever pressing legal, technical and operational IG challenges. Learn more at or follow them on Twitter at @MERConference.

Cindy Parks
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