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Denver, CO, United States, 2011/12/19 - The LSPA and ACEDS have reached an agreement to extend to legal service providers significant savings on CEDS certification for their staffs and similar benefits to LSPA corporate members concerning ACEDS services.
The Legal Service Providers Association, the only organization dedicated to the growth and promotion of service providers in the legal industry, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), which issues the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification to qualified candidates, have reached an agreement to extend to legal service providers significant savings on CEDS certification for their staffs and similar benefits to LSPA corporate members concerning ACEDS services.
Under the partnership, LSPA members will receive courtesy discounts on the CEDS certification program, including the online and live CEDS Live Examination Preparation Seminar. LSPA Charter Members will also have the right to a reduced rate to become ACEDS Affiliate Members, a type of “corporate” level membership similar to that offered by LSPA.
As part of the understanding between LSPA and ACEDS, the 42 present ACEDS Affiliate Members will be eligible for LSPA Charter Membership at a discounted rate.
“By partnering with ACEDS, we are making the path to the highly-respected CEDS e-discovery certification more accessible to our members,” said Jerry Correia, the co-founder of LSPA. “This is a milestone in our ongoing effort to create and share valuable relationships and expertise with our members.”
“The focus of LSPA and ACEDS on supporting the growth and promotion of legal service providers complements our objectives to offer not only industry-leading e-discovery certification programs, as CEDS is, but also to ensure that the members of both associations have every opportunity to acquire more tools and resources they need to promote their credibility, knowledge base and success,” said Lanny Morris, Executive Director of ACEDS.
A sampling of the LSPA Members include iCONECT, Digital Discovery, Total Discovery, Xact Data Discovery and kCura.
ACEDS Affiliate Members include Kroll Ontrack, RenewData, Robert Half Legal and Huron Legal.
The benefits available to the respective members of LSPA and ACEDS members are explained on the two websites and at legalspa.org/.
About the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
ACEDS (ACEDS.org) is a member organization that serves the professional and career interests of the global e-discovery and related communities. Its mission is to enhance competence through the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification that is awarded to persons who meet specified eligibility criteria and successfully complete a proctored exam that is administered at authorized testing centers worldwide. ACEDS also provides online and live training, a community for e-discovery professionals to meet online and live to exchange ideas and solutions to problems and challenges. For more information visit the website or call 305-377-2050.
About The Legal Service Providers Association (LSPA)
The Legal Service Providers Association (legalspa.org) is dedicated to the growth and promotion of the service providers within the legal industry. The LSPA’s mission is to use our combined purchasing power and knowledge to provide legal service companies of all sizes access to training, educational programs, lead generation opportunities, supplier discounts, and the technical and human resources support they could not develop on their own. For more information on the LSPA, visit the website, call or email.