Description: 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 fellow ILTA member Sherry Hicks from SunTrust Banks 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.
Sherry C. Hicks began working with law firms as a network engineer in 1995. After spending a decade as a litigation support consultant, she grew her expertise by spending four years working as a litigation support specialist in-house with a law firm. In 2012 she left the law firm and has spent her time since then as an e-discovery analyst in two major corporations. Sherry is a well-rounded and highly seasoned e-discovery professional with a balance of technical and interpersonal skills.