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September 12, 2016

ACEDS Detroit to Host eDiscovery Symposium

The Association of eDiscovery Specialists will host its first annual Detroit 2016 Fall eDiscovery Symposium at the Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  The event is sponsored by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Computing Source, DTI, Inventus and Integreon.

The half-day program features discussion and best practices on information governance, cybersecurity, case law, ethics and technology assisted review (TAR) utilization. Judge Michael Hluchaniuk, retired Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, will offer the keynote address based on his eight years on the federal bench and his 27 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he played a leading role in drafting and implementing the district’s model eDiscovery order.

“For organizations that collect and store data, the stakes have never been higher,” said Mary Mack, Executive Director for ACEDS. “It’s increasingly important that these organizations understand both the new industry rules and regulations as well as best practices in governance and security.”  

Event registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, and the program concludes after a networking lunch.

The program kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and includes the following sessions:
  • “E.D. Michigan Adoption & Acceptance of Model eDiscovery Order”
    • Judge Michael Hluchaniuk
  • “Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Utilization and Current Case Law”
    • B. Jay Yelton III, Attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
    • Scott A. Petz, Attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC
    • Thomas D. Isaacs, Attorney at Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • “Primer on Information Governance for the Legal Professional”
    • Doug Kaminski, Director of Major Accounts at kCura
  • “Cybersecurity and Data Breach”
    • Mary Mack, Executive Director for ACEDS
    • Claudia Rast, Attorney at Butzel Long
  • Networking Lunch
Cost to attend is $25 for ACEDS members and $50 for non-members. Those interested can register at A 60-minute Certificate of Attendance will be available to attorneys for self-reporting CLE in states that have this requirement. Additionally, a 135-minute Certificate of Attendance, which can be used for the recertification process, will be available for all ACEDS-certified attendees.

For more information, please contact:  Barbara Bennett, Jay Yelton or Cindy MacBean


The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is an 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.
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