Why Join EDRM?

EDRM is a community of e-discovery and legal professionals who create practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. As technology radically transforms litigation and the legal profession, EDRM members collaboratively develop vital frameworks, standards, educational tools, and other resources to guide the adoption and use of e-discovery technologies.

EDRM members are shaping the legal profession’s technological evolution and are widely recognized as leaders and experts in e-discovery. And now that EDRM is part of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, EDRM members are part of an even broader community that is exploring ways to improve the administration of justice. EDRM is committed to launching and issuing at least one set of standards governing an artificial-intelligence or data-analytics tool each year. In 2017, the EDRM team will focus on developing standards for Technology-Assisted Review (TAR).

The Center for Judicial Studies is composed of:

  • policymakers (federal and state judges and government officials),
  • thought-leaders (the prominent judges, in-house counsel, practitioners, and academics who participate in our Distinguished Lawyers’ conferences, are members of the EDRM community, and contribute to our publications and programs),
  • and content and systems developers (ESI software companies, consultancy groups, claims-processing administrators, and litigation-support vendors)
  • who work together to achieve practical benefits (standards, best practices, guidelines, the Judicature journal, conferences, empirical studies, judicial-educational programs, and proposed rules amendments)
  • that are relied upon by the bench, bar, academia, law students, and the public.  

Specific EDRM membership benefits for organizations (businesses, law firms, vendors), individuals (individual lawyers, scholars, sole practitioners, etc.), and observers (nonprofits, students, government representatives, or others who cannot join associations) are listed below, as are the membership fees associated with each membership. Membership is renewable annually. Note that we offer reciprocal discounted memberships for ACEDS members. Ready to join? Click here to complete our registration form.

EDRM Member Benefits and Fees

Benefit Individual EDRM Member Organizational EDRM Member Observer Member (Students, nonprofits)
May participate on one or more project teams Yes Yes Determined on a case-by-case basis
Access to members-only website content, including the EDRM micro-dataset, project materials, draft standards and frameworks, etc. Yes Yes No
Listing on EDRM web directory Yes Yes Yes
Ability to promote EDRM membership on your business materials Yes Yes Yes
Access to all mailings, public event and webinar invitations, white papers, and special offers for EDRM members Yes Yes Yes
Discounted registrations for Duke Conferences Yes – 10% off one registration (up to $150) per year Yes – 20% off one registration (up to $250), 10% on a second registration (up to $150) per year No
Subscription to Judicature Yes (1) Yes (1, with 20% discount on additional subscriptions) No
Priority consideration for invitation-only events sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies Yes Yes Yes
Invitation to annual EDRM Workshop (workshop fee and travel expenses are additional costs) Yes Yes Yes
Membership Fee $200/year $1000/year $0
Discounted Fee for current ACEDS Members $150/year or $300/year for joint EDRM/ACEDS membership $900/year

Complete the registration form to join now.

If you have any questions about benefits, email We also offer sponsorship opportunities; to learn more about EDRM sponsorships please visit our sponsorship page. To learn more about the Center for Judicial Studies and ways you can become involved, visit the Center for Judicial Studies website.