Women in eDiscovery Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary



MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 9, 2011– Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal industry, marks its four-year anniversary today. Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. In 2007, the organization held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., with 30 women in attendance. In a short period of time, the organization has achieved global reach with more than 5,400 members.

Women in eDiscovery has 30 chapters across three countries and recently started three new chapters located in Detroit, Iowa, and Orlando, and the much-anticipated Philadelphia chapter will launch this summer. The organization’s 5,400 members comprise women from all walks of life, including general counsel, secretaries, partners, associates, chief operating officers, paralegals, litigation support and e-discovery professionals.

The organization also launched a new website (http://www.womeninediscovery.org). The website brings to life the activities within the organization and promotes a sense of empowerment and inspiration to its members. It is photo-centric and includes a brand new blog. Each chapter has its own page within the site to promote their events. There are new input forms for automated submission of sponsor logos, event photos, speaker offerings and support tickets.

Amy L. Bowser-Rollins, national assistant director of Women in eDiscovery and website developer, stated, “I am very excited to launch our new website. My hope is that it will provide a better perspective of what our non-profit organization is accomplishing as a whole and encourage more new members to join us as a mentor or mentee.”

Local chapters typically hold an educational session each month and the national board organizes larger events around major legal technology trade shows and association meetings throughout the year such as LegalTech, ILTA and Masters Conference.

National co-founders include Margaret Havinga, Shawnna Childress and Lana Schell.

Lana Schell, co-founder of Women in eDiscovery, said, “We want to help legal professionals be the most they can be in their careers and in their lives as a whole. Our members are going to enjoy a whole new dimension from our new website and the other forward-thinking tools and offerings that Women in eDiscovery will provide. As we head into our fifth year of operation, we are excited for continued growth and helping our members thrive in the ever-changing world of e-discovery.”

Rainmaker Project Manager Kimberly Cox is proud to serve as 2011 Secretary to the Central Texas Chapter of this great organization.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining this FREE organization, please contact her at kimberly (at) gorainmaker (dot) com.


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