High Performance Counsel and ACEDS Unveil Exclusive #Bakers18 New Year Predictions for the Legal Industry

Introducing the #Bakers18 by High Performance Counsel

High Performance Counsel and ACEDS today unveiled #Bakers18 - an exciting portfolio of New Year predictions for the legal industry, written by top industry participants and commentators.

​​​​​​​High Performance Counsel™, a leading legal industry publication delivering high quality thought-leadership and ACEDS, The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today revealed a comprehensive suite of predictions for the legal industry by some of the leading participants and commentators in the legal sector.

High Performance Counsel and ACEDS asked some of the best minds in modern law to share a few thoughts on what they each see ahead. Participants were encouraged to be candid. This authenticity in approach is a hallmark of High Performance Counsel interviews and is also reflected in its leading leadership interview series, the #BakersDozen.

The #Bakers18 collective from High Performance Counsel reflects top participants across a diverse, extensive cross-section of the modern legal industry. It is genuinely exciting and inspiring to hear what each has to say on the future of law.

David Kinnear, CEO & Publisher, High Performance Counsel

The #Bakers18 New Year predictions presented by High Performance Counsel in association with ACEDS may be accessed here.

David Kinnear, Founder & CEO of High Performance Counsel Media Group, said, “For an industry in the throes of change, no single individual has all the answers – so that’s the beauty in bringing together a collective of many of the sharpest minds in the industry. The #Bakers18 collective reflects participants across a diverse, extensive cross-section of the modern legal industry and it is genuinely exciting and inspiring to hear what each has to say on the future of law. We hope you enjoy it.”

In a joint statement, ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack and Director of Strategic Partnerships Kaylee Walstad said: “The caliber of participation in the Bakers18 is fabulous. The thoughts shared speak to a very exciting and eventful year ahead in the legal industry. You cannot fail to see the pick-up in speed around legal technology adoption and deployment, which is a cause of excitement for our membership.“

About High Performance Counsel

HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL™ is a leading legal industry publication featuring the individuals, organizations and solutions driving innovation and change in the modern legal industry over the next decade. Delivering high quality thought-leadership and commentary, it is published online and via eMagazine formats. It has seen a significant uptick in interest in both the technical and business leadership issues raised by this sector evolution and keen readership support in the thought-leadership formats used to cover it. The #BakersDozen and #FearlessLaw interview series have proven very popular – bringing forward the leadership experience and perspective of senior figures in the modern legal sector. For more information, visit www.highperformancecounsel.com


The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association's goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world. For more information, visit www.aceds.org.


Kaylee Walstad
​Director of Strategic Partnerships ACEDS

Harry Buck
High Performance Counsel Media Group

Source: High Performance Counsel Media Group


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