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Georgetown partners with ACEDS to deliver CEDS certification & e-discovery training
PR Log - Aug 08, 2011 - Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced that the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) has joined with ACEDS in an educational and career-advancing partnership that will provide students of CCPE’s Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management much greater access to CEDS certification and e-discovery training at favored prices.

Under this groundbreaking partnership, students who successfully complete the Georgetown University Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management will be eligible to apply for the certification examination leading to the awarding of the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential and receive one year of professional membership in ACEDS, as part of their enrollment in the program.

As members of ACEDS, the participants in the Georgetown CCPE program will receive special access to proprietary news and analysis, members-only forums, training archives and the new career resource center at http://www.ACEDS.org.

Partnering to ensure competence in e-discovery
The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Center for Continuing and Professional Education and ACEDS share an abiding interest and mission through their respective programs to advance competence, skills and knowledge in electronic discovery and to build communities of kindred professionals.

Georgetown University’s program, which is composed of three comprehensive courses, leads to a Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management. The program prepares students and legal professionals to enter or expand into the litigation support field with an advanced understanding of litigation and trial technology, e-discovery and legal project management.

In addition to access to the CEDS certification examination, which is offered at about 600 secure testing centers worldwide, CCPE students will receive a CEDS Exam Preparation Manual in electronic format and -- upon completion of the Center’s program -- the 25 continuing education credits that are prerequisites for the CEDS exam.

Former ABA president lauds ACEDS-Georgetown partnership
“We are very proud to enter into this agreement with one of the great institutions of higher learning. Georgetown University is a recognized leader in this burgeoning field,” said Martha Barnett, a former President of the American Bar Association, who is Chief Privacy Officer of TLO, in Boca Raton, and a Member of the ACEDS Advisory Board.

“This partnership underscores Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education’s commitment to national leadership in this field and the dedication of ACEDS to competence, effectiveness and skill in e-discovery and dissemination of its programs through colleges and universities,” she continued.

Associate Dean commends partnership and benefits it extends to legal professionals
Edwin Schmierer, Associate Dean of the Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education, said, “Georgetown University CCPE is excited to partner with ACEDS to provide our Certificate in Litigation Technology and Legal Project Management students with enhanced access to e-discovery education, certification, and on-going information from an industry leader,” said.  

“Since 1973, through our offering of the only ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University CCPE has committed to providing students with the quality legal education, focused skills, and essential knowledge they need to be leaders in a highly competitive, professional marketplace,” he continued.  “Our partnership with ACEDS highlights this dedication to legal professionals, and extends our impact to the e-discovery and litigation support fields.”

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and Center for Continuing and Professional Education
The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies offers master’s programs, professional certificates, and a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in Liberal Studies. These programs offer an applied learning experience enabling professional and personal advancement. Improve yourself and positively impact the world, all while creating a network of valuable relationships. For more information, please visit http://scs.georgetown.edu.

The Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) empowers individuals and organizations seeking to make positive and lasting impacts through professional education. Georgetown’s traditions in academic rigor and ethical leadership are combined with instruction from leaders in industry, government and academia to enhance all aspects of professional development. Advance your career or explore new opportunities with a certificate from CCPE or achieve your professional or personal goals with focused individual courses.

For information about the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Center for Continuing and Professional Education certificate programs, contact CCPE at 202-687-7000 or e-mail ccpe@georgetown.edu.

The ACEDS mission
ACEDS, a membership organization devoted to the professional interests of the worldwide e-discovery community, seeks to enhance competence through certification, conferences, online and live training, community-building through forums and live and electronic events to foster the exchange of ideas, and news, information and guidance.

For information about ACEDS and the CEDS certification, contact Gregory Calpakis, Executive Director, at 786-517-2712 or e-mail gcalpakis@ACEDS.org.

(Members of the media may obtain access to the members-only portions of ACEDS.org, and cover the ACEDS Annual Conference, April 2-4, 2012, in Hollywood, FL, by contacting Editorial Director Robert Hilson at 786-517-2714 or rhilson@aceds.org.)
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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, is for professionals who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS builds a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, training, best practices, and offers e-discovery certification.

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