Feb. 14, 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 global presence with the launch of a new chapter in Toronto, Canada.
The ACEDS Toronto Chapter, which will serve legal professionals in Toronto 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 Canada and the global legal community. Many Toronto chapter members are Certified e-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) or are aspiring to earn their CEDS or the E-Discovery 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 Toronto area, including law students, new graduates, young legal professionals, and seasoned legal professionals, and will assist aspiring CEDS earn their certifications.
“Our members are the lifeblood of ACEDS. We are happy to welcome the e-discovery and legal professionals in Toronto to our newest chapter and look forward to all the great work they will be doing locally and globally,” said Maribel Rivera, Senior Director of Community Relations for ACEDS.
The Toronto Chapter will be led by:
- Carolyn Anger, President
- Chris Walker, Vice President
- Lynne Brigant, Secretary
- Anna Traer, Treasurer
- Vaibhav Kadam, Director of Membership
- Stephanie Mills, Director of Marketing
- Nadia Pustina, Director at Large
- Eda Bardhi, Director at Large
- Ian Campbell, Director at Large
- Lucy Esposito, Director at Large
- Ceyda Tocsoy, Director at Large
“The e-discovery world changes often and swiftly. One must keep abreast of it all to remain current and excel professionally. I joined ACEDS to gain access to valuable resources, to network, and to contribute and shape our industry,” Anger said. “As a new chapter, we will continue to develop, grow, and advance both individually and together. I’m excited to be part of the ACEDS Toronto chapter and the many events our outstanding board will plan this year.”
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. https://www.aceds.org/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindy Parks