ACEDS Welcomes Denver Chapter

ACEDS Launches Denver Chapter

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Feb. 21, 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, continues to expand its presence with the launch of a new chapter in Denver, Colorado.

The ACEDS Denver Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Denver and surrounding areas, will create an environment where members can collaborate on and discuss professional development, training, and certification as well as issues in the legal industry impacting e-discovery professionals in the global legal community. Many Denver chapter members are Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the eDiscovery Executive (eDEx) certificate.

Among its activities, the chapter will organize networking opportunities, professional development events and training sessions, while also participating in local and global conferences and events.  The chapter welcomes e-discovery, information governance, data privacy, and other data management professionals in the Denver area including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS earn their certifications.

“We are pleased to welcome the Denver Chapter to our association, and we congratulate the chapter board on its creation and the planning of their first member event on March 6th,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations, ACEDS. “The launch of the Denver and Toronto chapters this month, and the growing number of legal professionals seeking their CEDS or eDEx, has me excited for the continued growth of our global chapter network in coming months and years.”

The Denver Chapter will be led by:

  • PRESIDENT: Leonid Balaban, CEDS
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Chris Montgomery
  • SECRETARY: Kathleen Wener, CEDS
  • TREASURER: James R. Reynolds, CEDS
  • CO-TREASURER: Sommer Wall
  • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Kelly Twigger, Adam Platt

“I’m honored and excited to have an opportunity to lead the formation of the Denver ACEDS chapter. I look forward to working with ACEDS in creating a premier educational and networking organization for Denver Metro Area eDiscovery and legal technology professionals,” said Leonid Balaban, Chapter President.

To learn more about the Denver chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at [email protected].

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. Our 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.

Contact: Cindy Parks
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