BARBRI Awards Professional Development Scholarships

DALLAS — BARBRI, a leading legal education provider, has furthered its commitment to the development of legal students and professionals, awarding 90 scholarships to BARBRI student representatives at law schools across the country.

The BARBRI President’s Club Scholarships honor and celebrate the head BARBRI student representatives who foster success on their respective campuses by introducing their fellow students to BARBRI’s resources.

“At BARBRI, we know that graduation and passing the bar are just the first steps in a successful legal career,” said Mike Sims, president BARBRI Bar Review. “So we are committed to providing the resources and  educational tools they need to ensure their skills are relevant throughout their professional lives. Fields such as eDiscovery and compliance are increasingly important in today’s competitive environment, so it is appropriate to provide access to resources in those areas.”

This year’s President’s Club honoree students will receive their choice of membership in the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) or the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS). Both organizations are offering complementary courses to prepare the honorees to contribute to the community, their profession and future employers.

About the BARBRI Group

At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than one million U.S. lawyers pass the exam. Now, The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of both law students and attorneys throughout their careers with expert instruction and innovative technologies. The BARBRI Group comprises affiliated companies working to improve legal learning in the United States and around the world by providing superior opportunities for law schools, law firms and law-related businesses to prosper. Founded in 1967, The BARBRI Group is headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States.


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 in order to 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.


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in the financial crime field from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

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