Sept. 27, 2017 – Miami – The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is partnering with legal and eDiscovery staffing leader, Hire Counsel, to offer professionals an unmatched opportunity for continuing education in their field.

Under the agreement, Hire Counsel is providing its eDiscovery professionals access to ACEDS’ “E-Discovery Essentials” at no upfront cost. This quintessential eDiscovery training solution is an interactive, self-paced course that provides the foundation of eDiscovery preparation, best practices for ESI collection, and the review process. The course is geared toward legal professionals who want to learn more about the entire eDiscovery domain, prepare for the Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) exam, and earn relevant CLE credits.

The collaboration between ACEDS and Hire Counsel marks a first in the industry where professionals can enroll in the course with no upfront cost. Over the longer-term, Hire Counsel allows for a payroll deduction option, which creates an ideal benefit for professionals, allowing them career development opportunities they might not otherwise have had.

“The strength of our industry is completely interrelated with the strength of our community of professionals,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack. “We’re very excited to support Hire Counsel’s innovative and unique offer to equip fledgling and experienced eDiscovery professionals with the tools for long-term success in our field.”

“This partnership offers us the opportunity to fulfill our commitment of fostering the success of our professionals,” added Joan Davison, CEO of HCMC. “We are strong supporters of continuing education, which we believe will allow our professionals to gain access to better job opportunities as they continue their careers in eDiscovery. ACEDS materials have long set the bar for quality, relevant and valuable electronic discovery education and certification, and we’re pleased to offer access to these resources.”


The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

About Hire Counsel (An HCMC Legal Company)

Hire Counsel, the national leader of legal staffing and eDiscovery services since 1993, partners with clients across all industries to manage their dynamic workloads and distinct legal needs. We leverage exceptional talent and technology, deliver superior results consistently and profitably, and help organizations excel in today’s new legal economy. Hire Counsel was named one of America’s Best Professional Search Firms by Forbes and a Top 250 Company for Flexible Jobs by FlexJobs. Hire Counsel is a company of HCMC Legal, Inc., the only 100 percent employee-owned company in the legal staffing industry. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @HireCounsel.

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