Inaugural conference hosted by ACEDS


The Detroit Chapter of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) hosted the Inaugural ACEDS Midwest Regional Conference Oct. 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 are (front row, left to right) Ingrid Evert, Maura Grossman, Barbara Bennett, Mary Mack, B. Jay Yelton, Denise Bach and Mary Beth Kelly along with (back row) Angela Shapiro, Scott Petz, Penny Jones, George Socha, Doug Kaminski, John Pappas, Phillip Shane and Jacob Koering.

– Photo by John Meiu