ACEDS Honored as #1 E-Discovery Firm/Association in 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards; ACEDS Advisory Board Member George Socha Named #1 Author

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May 1, 2020– EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, has been recognized as the #1 e-discovery firm or association in the 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards.

Additionally, ACEDS Global Advisory Board Member and veteran e-discovery practitioner, George Socha, was named the #1 e-discovery author. Four other ACEDS contributors, representing ACEDS chapters around the country, were included among the Top 10 e-discovery authors:

  • Daniel Gold
  • Helen Geib
  • Sean O’Shea
  • Rob Robinson

Each year JD Supra, one of the country’s leading content distributors, recognizes authors and firms for the visibility and engagement their thought leadership earned among JD Supra readers.  The organizations and authors being recognized were selected from among more than 50,000 who published on the platform in 2019.

“This is an incredible honor for the entire ACEDS community, and particularly the authors receiving this well-deserved recognition, ” said Mike Quartararo, president of ACEDS and professional development. “Every member of our global community understands that collaborating and sharing expertise and best practices are foundational for our success. George, Daniel, Helen, Sean and Rob consistently make valued contributions to our profession and our members and we thank and congratulate them.”

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work 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 practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). 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. https://www.aceds.org/

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