January 28, 2019 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is pleased to announce that ARMA International, the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern information assets, is the association’s newest "Affinity" partner. This prestigious status allows both ACEDS and ARMA communities to cross leverage and contribute to each other’s education, marketing, training and professional development content. As part of this exciting partnership, ARMA and ACEDS will provide special discounts on selected training and certification offerings for members of both associations.
"ACEDS is looking forward to how this partnership will provide new educational opportunities to each of our respective communities," said Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director. "Information governance and records management practices are among the most effective methods of reducing eDiscovery spend. We look forward to reciprocal education and networking at the chapter level, as well as internationally through the collaboration of our membership bodies.
Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to ARMA and its members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate program and the ACEDS partner program.
"The partnership between ACEDS and ARMA brings together the two most influential associations representing the tightly knit and interdependent practitioner communities across Ediscovery and Information Governance," said Ben Robbins, eDiscovery, Forensics, & Information Governance Sr. Lead Manager at LinkedIn.
ARMA International (www.arma.org) is the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern information assets. It provides information professionals with the resources, tools, and training they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework. Works that are associated with the framework include the Principles, the Information Governance Maturity Model and the Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK). ARMA recognizes professionals who have mastered these concepts through the Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification.
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association's goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world. Visit https://www.aceds.org/