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Special Counsel to require all permanent project managers to earn the CEDS credential
PR Log - Mar 21, 2012 - Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists announced today that Special Counsel, the largest provider of legal staffing services to corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide, will require all permanent project managers to earn the CEDS credential. The firm is also certifying several of its top executives.

“Working with ACEDS to certify our permanent project managers allows us to feel certain that we have hired the highest quality individuals that not only have knowledge of the law but also the workflow and processes that surround the review,” said Christopher Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Special Counsel. “Project management is a well-established process in many other disciplines and we are excited to work with ACEDS to bring that same structure to the legal field.”

“Special Counsel is taking a crucial step to reduce the time, cost and risk of the assignments its project managers undertake,” said Lanny Morris, ACEDS Executive Director. “Requiring the CEDS credential will foster confidence within the organization and with the clients it services.”    

All Special Counsel temporary project managers will be required to undergo CEDS exam training and be eligible to earn the full CEDS certification after one year of continued employment through Special Counsel.

About Special Counsel
Special Counsel is the largest provider of legal staffing services to corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide. Its services include customized staffing and project management for e-discovery and document review projects of any size and location, as well as providing experienced legal professionals for general workload management, litigation support, and business transaction support. Specialized services include search and direct hire placement of legal professionals at all levels, medical document review, TurnKey Legal Center document review space, document review management under SightManager® document review management tool, Concise® deposition digesting, and Alderson® Court Reporting. For more information, visit http://www.specialcounsel.com.

About ACEDS
ACEDS, a membership organization devoted to the professional interests of the e-discovery community, seeks to enhance competence through certification, conferences, online and live training, community-building through live and electronic events that foster the exchange of ideas and solutions, and news, information and guidance. It will hold the ACEDS 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition from April 2-4 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL.  Companies wishing to attend can download the Prospectus for Sponsors and Exhibitors available at http://www.ACEDS.org/conference/sponsors.

For more information about sponsorship and exhibiting, contact Matt Dodge, ACEDS Senior Account Executive, at 786-517-2721 or via e-mail at mdodge@ACEDS.org.

Persons interested in attending the conference can register online at http://www.ACEDS.org/conference/registration or contact Debbie Pelland, ACEDS Members Services Manager, at 786-517-2701 or via email at dpelland@aceds.org.  

Accredited members of the media may obtain access to the members-only portions of ACEDS.org, and credentials to cover the ACEDS Annual Conference by contacting Robert Hilson, ACEDS Editorial Director, 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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