ACEDS LIF Partnership Announcement

ACEDS Forms Affinity Partnership with Legal Innovation Forum to Empower Legal Professionals Worldwide

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March 19, 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, is delighted to announce its affinity partnership with Legal Innovation Forum (LIF). This collaboration heralds a new era of enriched content delivery and expansive networking within the community of e-discovery and legal professionals.

Legal Innovation Forum is at the forefront of championing how legal practice and business intersect, evolve, and influence each other. Offering valuable insights on global legal trends, LIF is committed to fostering partnerships between legal professionals and industry leaders to solve challenges and capitalize on emerging legal opportunities.

This partnership leverages the strengths of ACEDS’s comprehensive e-discovery expertise and LIF’s forward-thinking approach to legal innovation, bringing fresh perspectives to both memberships. It also provides extensive networking opportunities for members, greatly expanding professional connections in key legal markets spanning across Canada and the U.S.

“We are excited to partner with the Legal Innovation Forum to offer additional value and content to ACEDS members,” expressed Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS. “Our goals align with LIF’s mission to address pressing concerns within the legal field through a united front of expertise. We anticipate this partnership to be a beacon of progressive discourse and innovation in legal practices globally.”

“We are delighted to partner with ACEDS to collaborate with and continue to build out and enrich our programs focused on the intersection of business, innovation and law across North America’s legal ecosystem” said Andrew Bowyer, Founder of The Legal Innovation Forum. “Our objectives align with ACEDS’ mission of providing education around key e-discovery and related areas and – more broadly – managing the evolving business of risk. We are looking forward to leveraging our partnership to help frame and progress the innovation story for our collective audiences in North America’s legal sector.”

In addition to the wealth of knowledge shared, LIF members also enjoy personalized advantages, with a tailored 20% discount on ACEDS membership and training and certification programs. The ACEDS community will receive discounted access to premier legal innovation events hosted by LIF, ensuring that members can actively engage with and benefit from the latest advancements in the legal industry.

ACEDS will be participating in LIF’s first event of 2024 on Wednesday, March 27th at Maison Manuvie in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the event, visit

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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 worldwide 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.

The Legal Innovation Forum was founded in 2018 and creates programs focused on the intersection of business and law across North America. LIF hosts live conferences, webinars, roundtables and creates reports and articles focused on key drivers and trends facing the legal ecosystem and the role that innovation is playing in driving its forward trajectory. The thought leaders contributing to these programs are from law firms, legal departments and technology and service providers. 


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