Arizona Chapter Press Release

ACEDS Launches Chapter in Arizona

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January 5, 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 Group, announced today the launch of an Arizona Chapter.

The Arizona Chapter will offer local educational programming, social networking events, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, guidance, and best practices in e-discovery based on ACEDS’ mission and values. Many of the Arizona board and members currently hold the Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) credential or are aspiring to earn the CEDS qualification.

The following experts will serve as the first volunteer board for the ACEDS Arizona Chapter:

  • President: Jay White, Director of Business Development, First Legal Discovery
  • Vice President & Director of Education: Joe Skalski, Director, Value Engineering, Everlaw
  • Treasurer: Terry Reeves, CEO, Elite Discovery
  • Director of Membership: Carey Granda, Customer Success Manager, GoldFynch

The board of volunteer officers are currently developing the Chapter’s bylaws and coordinating a chapter launch event.

“The launch of the Chapter accommodates and ensures that ACEDS’ worldwide network is being served by offering lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals in Arizona with invaluable local access to latest industry resources, training and certification, and networking,” shared Maribel Rivera, VP of Strategy and Client Engagement at ACEDS. “Being a part of ACEDS will help them to understand the risks, especially in an industry that is ever evolving, as well as promote industry best practices and foster collaboration among local professionals and other ACEDS chapters.”

To learn more about the ACEDS Arizona Chapter or stay up to date with news and announcements, visit

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, 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 28 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.


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