Join EDRM

Why Join EDRM | Frequently Asked Questions


Providers & Law Firms
$1,000/year
Providers are organizations that sell e-discovery and/or information governance services and/or software; law firms are obvious
Unlimited number of people from organization
May participate in one or more projects and/or initiatives
Access to member-only content
Organization listed on EDRM site as a member
Organization may advertise and promote its membership in EDRM
Organization may use EDRM membership logos on its websites, in printed materials, etc.
Consumer Organizations
$0/year
Consumer organizations are corporations & governmental entities that consume e-discovery and/or information governance services and/or software
Unlimited number of people from organization
May participate in one or more projects and/or initiatives
Access to member-only content
Organization listed on EDRM site as a member
Organization may advertise and promote its membership in EDRM
Organization may use EDRM membership logos on its websites, in printed materials, etc.
Observer Organizations
$0/year
Observer organizations are entities such as academic institutions that neither buy nor sell e-discovery or information governance services and/or software
Unlimited number of people from organization
May participate in one or more projects and/or initiatives
Access to member-only content
Organization listed on EDRM site as a member
Organization may advertise and promote its membership in EDRM
Organization may use EDRM membership logos on its websites, in printed materials, etc.
Individuals
$200/year
An individual is someone who elects to be an EDRM member on his or her own behalf and not as a representative of an organization
1 person
May participate in one or more projects and/or initiatives
Access to member-only content
Individual listed on EDRM site as a member
Individual may use his or her membership in EDRM to advertise or promote his or her own individual offerings
Individual may use EDRM membership logos on his or her individual website or individual printed materials but not on organizational websites or materials
Students
$0/year
A student is someone enrolled in an EDRM-approved educational program or institution1
1 person
Must be active in at least one project or initiative to maintain membership
Access to member-only content
Student listed on EDRM site as a member
Student may use his or her membership in EDRM to advertise or promote his or her own individual offerings
Student may use EDRM membership logos on his or her individual website or individual printed materials but not on organizational websites or materials

EDRM membership is open to everyone, provided the time and money requirements are met. We reserve the right to exclude from membership individuals or organizations that, in our opinion, are unwilling to participate in a constructive manner; this a right we are extremely reluctant to exercise.

Members are expected to contribute their time and expertise, without which EDRM and its projects and initiatives could not function and would not succeed. We do not set minimum time requirements; rather, we ask that members make a good faith effort to be active, productive contributors. We strongly suggest that members limit themselves to one or two sets of activities.

Membership is for a 12-month period, renewable annually.  For example, membership for an organization or person joining in September, 2014 will need to be renewed 12 months later, in September 2015.

Membership does not include meeting attendance fees. These are non-refundable fee of $300 per person per meeting, for spring and fall workshops, regardless of membership level.

Membership fee structure effective December 15, 2014.

1To submit a program or institution for approval contact us at mail@edrm.net.