Certifiable! The Value of Certifications to Your Career - CEDS with ACEDS
Is the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) designation right for you? Find out in this installment of our podcast series on industry-related certifications, as Janice Jaco speaks with Mary Mack of ACEDS about the benefits of holding the CEDS certification.
Janice Jaco is the E-Discovery Project Manager at Keesal, Young & Logan, where she brings creative solutions to data‐intensive challenges and supports the efficient delivery of outstanding e-discovery, legal project management, ESI consulting and technology services to clients. She is an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist with extensive experience managing large‐scale e‐discovery collections in state and federal courts, and in SEC enforcement actions and DOJ investigations. Janice holds numerous certifications and is one of a small team of professionals steering the e-disclosure/e-discovery group of the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4), charged with defining competency standards for attorneys and paraprofessionals in the broad spectrum of skills required to measure e-discovery competency. She is the recipient of ACEDS' prestigious 2015 E-Discovery Person of the Year award.
Mary Mack, the Executive Director of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), is the author of A Process of Illumination, the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery and the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. With 15 years of experience in handling e-discovery, she was previously the enterprise technology counsel for ZyLAB and the corporate technology counsel for Fios. Mary is a member of the Illinois bar.