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Mary Mack

Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, has over a decade of leadership and hands on experience in the eDiscovery...

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition...

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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is a member organization that offers certification and a community for professionals working in the field of e-discovery, both in the public and private sectors. Recently, experienced e-discovery service provider and industry leader Mary Mack was named the executive director of ACEDS. What will change and what are her future plans for the organization?

In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Mack about the history of ACEDS, why certification is important for e-discovery professionals, and future trends in e-discovery, information governance, and overall technological competence for lawyers.

Topics Include:

  • Attorney specialist certification and marketing
  • Teams and corporate training
  • E-discovery AND forensics, information governance, technological competence…
  • What’s happening with CLEs and in law school
  • ABA Model Rule 1.1
  • Functional and experience requirements for the certification test
  • Why Mack moved from providing services/software to education

Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, has over a decade of leadership and hands on experience in the eDiscovery community. Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc., a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1000 corporations and major law firms.


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Published: October 6, 2015
Podcast: Digital Detectives
Category: e-Discovery , Legal Technology
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