A couple of days ago, two of the most recognized organizations for promoting standards within the eDiscovery industry announced an alliance. EDRM and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) have announced a new “affinity” partnership. Among other things, that could mean savings to you if you want to be a member of both organizations.
As mentioned in the announcement, effective March 1, individuals have the option to purchase a combined membership in both EDRM and ACEDS at a reduced rate compared to joining each organization separately. Individual members of one group may now also renew their memberships for a prorated fee when they join the other at a discounted rate. Those who are organizational members of EDRM or Affiliate Members of ACEDS are eligible for special rates as well.
EDRM and ACEDS are also working together on educational content for the 6th Annual ACEDS E-Discovery Conference & Exhibition (slated this year for September 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD), with the conference featuring a session and member workshop presented by EDRM. The two organizations also will co-host four joint webcasts this year and a member of each organization will be joining the other’s Advisory Board. More potential additional member benefits and opportunities to come!
Seems like a natural fit. As part of our annual thought leader interview series, I’m scheduled to meet with both organizations next week at LegalTech® New York, so I’m sure each will have more to say about the new “affinity” partnership. Stay tuned!
So, what do you think? Is an alliance between EDRM and ACEDS good for the eDiscovery industry? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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