ACEDS and Women in eDiscovery honor innovators and pioneers in legal technology and eDiscovery

MIAMI – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, and Women in eDiscovery, a nonprofit organization bringing together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, recently celebrated and honored 28 women who have served as pioneers and innovators in eDiscovery and legal technology.

ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack, was honored as one of those women by Craig Ball, author of the widely read Ball in Your Court blog and owner of Craig D. Ball, P.C. Mack has authored three books on eDiscovery, and her book, The Process of Illumination – The Practical guide to eDiscovery, is considered to be the first book published on the topic of eDiscovery. Mack has also been the recipient of numerous other industry awards and honors.

ACEDS and WiE hosted Celebrating 10 Years of WiE & Women Who Have Pioneered eDiscovery, a networking and social event at the recent ILTACON 2017 in Las Vegas. The event attracted approximately 150 eDiscovery experts, leaders and professionals to honor those who have contributed so much to the field, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an organization that has provided opportunities and brought together women in the profession over the years.

In her remarks, Mack recognized WiE as a great collaborative community, and cited the importance of its close relationship with ACEDS. Collectively, the two organizations help create and foster opportunities for women through leadership, education, and networking support, and help professionals improve and certify their eDiscovery knowledge and skill. As a result, overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields is increased and the community is strengthened.

“It’s truly an honor to recognize the women who have contributed so much to our profession,” Mack said. “While some are very familiar names, others are the unsung heroines who crafted a new profession. Looking into the faces of the honorees who were present, the founding and current board of Women in eDiscovery can be proud of their 10-year milestone and all it has meant to our community.”

For a complete listing of the honorees and the event sponsors, please visit


The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is the member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification. ACEDS, a vendor-neutral, independent organization, develops its offerings and services solely for the benefit of its members without constraint of outside commercial or financial ties. It operates on the unswerving principle that the quality of its CEDS certification, training, continuing education, specialized information and networking will be instrumental to members’ success in e-discovery. For more information, visit

About Women in eDiscovery

Women in eDiscovery ( is an organization that brings together women around the world who are interested in technology related to the legal industry. Its goal is to provide opportunities for businesswomen to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and recognition. Currently, there are over 5,000 members and 27 chapters worldwide.

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