ACEDS Welcomes the Orange County Chapter

ACEDS Launches Orange County Chapter

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March 27, 2020EAGAN, 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 Orange County, CA

The ACEDS Orange County Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County area, including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS in earning their certifications.

“We are pleased to welcome the Orange County Chapter to our association. This chapter will serve Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire e-discovery community providing education, training, and networking support, and we congratulate the chapter board on its creation,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations, ACEDS.

The Orange County Chapter will be led by:

  • PRESIDENT: Marla Mohr
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Grady Glover
  • SECRETARY: Sherri Watts, CEDS
  • TREASURER: Michael Holden,
  • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Christine Stansall, CEDS, Tona R. Cornelius, Annie Loo, CEDS

“It has taken many years, but we are excited to be launching an Orange County Chapter of ACEDS. I’m thrilled to be working with such a diverse group of people on our board to bring eDiscovery and legal technology education and networking to the Orange County and Southern California area,” said Marla Mohr, Chapter President.

To learn more about the Orange County chapter, subscribe to receive news and updates from ACEDS, or contact the association at [email protected]. You can also join the chapter at and interact with members on the Orange County LinkedIn Group.

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.

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