Paralegal Nikki McKenzie recently attended ACEDS Detroit Chapter 3rd Annual Symposium/ACEDS Midwest Conference. ACEDS is Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Nikki achieved this distinction earlier this year and is the only paralegal in Kentucky who has earned this certification.
Topics discussed at the event were setting up a successful eDiscovery Department, the role of eDiscovery masters and how to use artificial intelligence in the discovery process. The symposium also covered data breach law and practice, including incidents, responses, litigation and regulation.
“We had the opportunity to hear from two of the most well-known e-discovery experts in the country at the event, Mary Mack and George Socha,” Nikki says. “Hearing their perspectives on the field of e-discovery and what they see as developments was one of the best parts of the conference. Their thoughts will help me shape ELPO’s e-discovery program and prepare for the future.”
Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. George Socha is a managing director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance.
About Nikki McKenzie
Nikki is an accomplished and experienced paralegal who has worked at ELPO since 2015. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 2003, then attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for 18 months before deciding a paralegal career would best fit her family lifestyle. She has worked as a legal secretary and paralegal since high school. She has worked in several states including Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, and has extensive experience in a number of practice areas including domestic, probate, real estate, professional negligence, personal injury, commercial litigation, and mass torts. She lives in Alvaton, Kentucky.