Inaugural Occasion


The Detroit Chapter of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) hosted the Inaugural ACEDS Midwest Regional Conference October 25-26. The event, which doubled as the organization’s Third Annual e-Discovery Symposium, also included the ACEDS Chicago and Twin Cities Chapters. Workshop sessions included: Setting Up a Successful e-Discovery Department; The Role of Special/e-Discovery Masters; AI – Defining, Demystifying, and Paths to Really Using Artificial Intelligence; and Data Breach Litigation. The keynote speech was delivered by George Socha, managing director of BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice and a noted author in the e-Discovery field. Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly, now a mediator with JAMS in Detroit, also was among the featured speakers. Pictured: (front row, l-r) Ingrid Evert, Maura Grossman, Barbara Bennett, Mary Mack, B. Jay Yelton, Denise Bach, and Mary Beth Kelly; (back row) Angela Shapiro, Scott Petz, Penny Jones, George Socha, Doug Kaminski, John Pappas, Phillip Shane, and Jacob Koering.

Photo by John Meiu


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