Introducing the ACEDS Mentorship Program

Meet professional goals and work towards career betterment with the guidance of an industry veteran.

Get Involved, Work Towards Professional Goals

The ACEDS Mentorship Program provides opportunities for professionals across the e-discovery spectrum to better our global community through knowledge, leadership, and collaboration. Our goal-oriented program is an exclusive benefit provided to ACEDS members as a way for knowledgeable leaders in the field to usher in junior, committed newcomers. Through the Mentorship Program, ACEDS will pair individuals based on their common interests and goals, and curate relationships that promote greater opportunities for education, career development, and the betterment of the profession.

ACEDS Mentorship Program

How Does Mentorship Work?

Select the appropriate application below and submit it to [email protected]. After your application is accepted, ACEDS will pair individuals for a 6-12 month program.

During this time period, paired individuals will meet on a weekly or biweekly (every other week) basis via conference or video call to check in on goal progress and collaborate on next steps. In addition to this, ACEDS Leadership will check in with a quarterly conference call to offer support and resources as needed.

mentor-5-1
mentor-8-1
ACEDS Mentorship Program

Why Mentorship?

  • This entirely volunteer-led initiative demonstrates the value of community in e-discovery, through mentors who are willing and excited to share their resources and insights for the benefit of the industry and the individual.
  • ACEDS members have exclusive access to apply for the program and reap the rewards of invaluable hands-on advice and coaching from industry veterans to meet achievements.
  • The ACEDS Mentorship Program will provide a structure for individuals to put a timeline on their goals.
  • Expand your ideas and network by collaborating with talented individuals from our global community.

Become a Mentee

If you are an ACEDS member with defined goals looking for tailored guidance to improve your knowledge, broaden your skills, and further develop your career, then the ACEDS Mentorship Program is for you.

Become a Mentor

If you are a CEDS-certified professional with a stellar background in leadership and e-discovery looking to share your resources and knowledge with others, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Not a member? Contact us at 844-992-2337 or [email protected] to become an ACEDS member and apply for the mentorship program.

Testimonials

“I honestly can’t thank you enough for taking time to review with me opportunities for improvement. I absorbed a great deal from you... and truly appreciate providing a study plan. With these resources and focused study, I too am confident I will ace this exam!”

Anonymous CEDS Candidate

"The ACEDS mentorship program has been a very important building block for my career. I think being part of this program was the best thing I did for my career. After coming out of the program... I have grown to be a better human and a better professional. My network has grown ten-fold. I am a better leader and a confident speaker. I am a lot better at my day job advising lawyers on e-discovery strategy and consulting.”

Anonymous CEDS Candidate

“We want to extend our gratitude for hosting the [coaching] session this morning. The team really found it helpful and they feel better about the exam coming out of your session.”

Litigation Support Manager
200-Lawyer Firm Insurance Defense Firm

"I am writing to thank you for the ACEDS Mentorship Program that was made available to me. While I had years of experience working as a litigation paralegal at the start of the mentorship, I was new to eDiscovery and I had an interest in learning. Ultimately my mentor guided me through the process of preparing for and taking the CEDS exam. I am pleased to say that I passed the exam last week.  I look forward to continuing to learn within this exciting field."

Karla Scappace, CEDS
eDiscovery Analyst, Office of the General Counsel, The Hanover Insurance Group
Download the Handbook Today

Download the ACEDS Mentorship Program Handbook

The ACEDS Mentorship Program handbook includes information on: Who should be a mentee, who should be a mentor, program guidelines, how to apply, and more.