August 13, 2013 13:27 ET

EDRM Launches Membership Drive

Organization Seeks to Expand Collection of Talent and Expertise as It Continues to Develop and Share Practical Resources for the Electronic Discovery Market

SAINT PAUL, MN--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, announces its fall campaign for new members. EDRM is offering memberships to individuals and organizations that wish to contribute to the overall improvement of the electronic discovery process by participating in the development and delivery of guidelines, standards, and new resources to the electronic discovery industry.

Since its inception, EDRM has comprised more than 260 member organizations representing every aspect of e-discovery and information governance. Attorneys, IT professionals, litigation, and e-discovery directors and others from corporations, law firms, government, consulting firms, software companies, and service providers are welcome to join EDRM. Members select projects in which to participate based on their individual areas of interest.

"EDRM continually seeks new individuals and organizations to join its efforts and share the latest trends and insights that will help to shape current and future projects," said EDRM Co-founder George Socha. Co-founder Tom Gelbmann added, "The diverse background of EDRM members is among the key strengths of the organization. Their various perspectives and areas of expertise are brought together to develop practical guidance and resources that are of tremendous value to the industry overall."

The objective of the EDRM Membership Drive is to expand the array of talent and expertise to continue development of practical resources from EDRM by broadening membership from all areas of the electronic discovery industry: providers of software and services, corporations, law firms, educational institutions, and individuals.

Information about EDRM memberships is available at EDRM will also be hosting a series of webinars in the coming weeks to provide information about the organization and current opportunities for participation to individuals and organizations interested in learning more or considering a new membership.

About EDRM
EDRM creates practical resources to improve E-discovery and information governance. Launched in May 2005, EDRM was established to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market. In January 2006, EDRM published the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, followed by additional resources such as IGRM, CARRM, and the Talent Task Matrix. Since its launch, EDRM has comprised more than 260 organizations, including 170 service and software providers, 63 law firms, three industry groups, and 23 corporations involved with e-discovery.

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