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A Long Time Litigation Support Professional Gets a Deserved Recognition: eDiscovery Trends

When people ask me how long I’ve been working in the litigation support/eDiscovery industry, I generally tell them “25+ years” (after 25, I just stopped counting).  But, there is someone who has been a litigation support professional for over 40(!) years, who recently received a well-deserved recognition for her work over the years.  Her name is Robin Athlyn Thompson.

Earlier this month, Robin, who is VP of Marketing at BIA, received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS).  In the press release announcing her award, Susan Kavanagh, Director of Client & Member Services for ACEDS was quoted as saying “No one can dispute Robin’s fiercely loyal commitment to innovation, creativity and the continued progression of eDiscovery, which is why she is the perfect recipient for this first ever ACEDS Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Robin was nominated for the award by her peers who noted, among other things, her service to the profession, her dedication to multiple industry associations, and her never ending drive to provide one of the best educational programs available, including the industry’s first cyclical education series.

In the past year, Robin also received the Silver Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the eDiscovery, Information Governance and Records Management communities from The Stevies, a group which honors women in business.

An interview with Robin is available on the ACEDS site, where Robin talks about the award and also her thoughts about where the industry is heading.

Despite the serious look in the picture above, every time I’ve been around Robin, she has been smiling and is very personable and delightful to talk to, and I don’t think the award could have gone to a better person.  Congratulations, Robin!

So, what do you think? Do you know Robin?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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