Joining forces


The Detroit Chapter of ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists) co-hosted a holiday event December 21 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Troy. The event also served as a get-together for members of four other legal associations in the area, including the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA), the State Bar of Michigan Paralegal Section, and the Great Lakes Paralegal Association. The festivities also served as an opportunity for members to donate items in support of Sara’s House/Place, a nonprofit organization that works with women and children “in the midst of significant life-altering change,” according to Denise Bach, ACEDS Detroit membership chair. Pictured are (seated, left to right) Melissa Vela, Vanessa Lozzi, Beth Trudell, and Cheryl Nodarse; along with (back row, left to right) Barbara Bennett, Scott Petz, Melvenna Fant-Jones, Denise Bach, Cindy MacBean, Phil Shane, Renee Jent, Lindsay Williams, and Wendy Cusenza.

– Photo by John Meiu