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TRU Staffing Partners 2020 Cybersecurity, e-Discovery, and Privacy Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

TRU Staffing Partners, an award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy, today announced the company has partnered with ACEDS, Brainspace, EDT, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), iCONECT, Ipro Tech, Nuix, OpenText, Paraben Corporation, and Relativity to offer scholarships through the 2020 TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program.

The program, which is designed to foster training and education for professionals in the security and legal technology industries, is in its ninth year of operation and has awarded over 170 scholarships, totaling more than $200,000 in free education and certification. TRU’s 2020 portfolio of partners and their certification, training, and education will delve into diverse areas of discipline including mobile forensic collection, advanced data analytics, legal project management, processing and hosting of litigation data, cyber incident response and remediation, privacy law and program building, technical e-discovery attorney review expertise, and more!

Applications for the scholarships are currently being accepted HERE. The following opportunities are available:


Full scholarships for each of the following courses:

  • One ACEDS full certification package, including live training, study manual, membership to ACEDS, and certification exam with one free retake
  • Two full eDEx, eDiscovery Executive Certificate Programs


Ten full scholarships for each of the following courses:

  • Online Brainspace Analyst
  • Online Brainspace Specialist


Five full scholarships for each of the following courses:

  • Certified EDT Reviewer
  • Certified EDT Processing Analyst

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

  • One full scholarship for the CCPA Training Bundle, including online training, etextbook, and sample questions


Two full scholarships each of the following courses:

  • iCONECT-XERA Web Administration Certification (Project Manager Training)
  • iCONECT-XERA Administrator Certification

Ipro Tech

  • Two full scholarships for TrialDirector360 Certified Administrator training, including TrialDirector 360 software for one year and up to two free attempts to pass the online and practical exams

Nuix North America Inc.

One full scholarship for each of the following courses:

  • Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Core and Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Specialist
  • Nuix Workstation Forensic Practitioner Core and Nuix Workstation Forensic Practitioner Foundations
  • Nuix Discover End User


  • Two full scholarships to attend OpenText Enterprise World 2020 in Las Vegas

Paraben Corporation

  • Two full scholarships for Mobile Fast Track 3-Day Training with a Software License


Two Relativity Scholarships for Beginners, which include:

  • All-access pass to Relativity Fest
  • Training Session: “Relativity 101: Relativity for End Users”
  • One complimentary Certified User exam or RelativityOne Certified Pro exam or Relativity Certified Sales Pro exam

Two Relativity Scholarships for Intermediates, which include:

  • All-access pass to Relativity Fest
  • Training Session: “Relativity Admin Essentials I: Fundamentals of Case Administration Training”
  • One complimentary Specialist exam or RelativityOne Certified Pro exam or Relativity Certified Sales Pro exam

Two Relativity Scholarships for Experts, which include:

  • All-access pass to Relativity Fest
  • Training Session: “Relativity Admin Essentials II: Advanced Searching and Case Management Training”
  • One complimentary Specialist exam or RelativityOne Certified Pro exam or Relativity Certified Sales Pro exam

“We are honored and proud to have the industry’s leading education, training, and certification programs generously contribute to the health, wealth, and continued acceleration of talent skill set and savvy in the cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy job market. As we enter our tenth year as an organization and ninth year delivering this program, TRU has witnessed first-hand how these scholarships propel careers, elevate service capabilities for organizations, and lead directly to promotions and greater community visibility and viability for our winners,” states Jared Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners. “We believe 2020 will usher in a new emphasis on interdisciplinary skills across our areas of focus – cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy. This scholarship is, if nothing else, a great way for existing industry professionals to get new skills as well as for new entries into the community to find a way to break in.”

The 2020 application process is open today and will continue through February 28. The TRU Scholarship Advisory Board, made up of hiring managers and leaders in the space, will then review the applications anonymously, rank them, and match them with the best fit offerings. The recipients will be announced on or around April 1. Education and training will be executed before the end of 2020. More information on this program, submission guidelines, and application are available HERE.

If you are a technology company or educational organization that would like to participate in this program, please contact Andrew Brody, COO.

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TRU and Electronic Discovery Resource Model (EDRM) will team up for a new master class that provides an update on the state of the data privacy, e-discovery, and cybersecurity job markets today as they adapt to the ongoing pandemic while keeping up with the ever-evolving legal tech landscape. TRU founder and CEO Jared Coseglia will join EDRM’s Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad to break down where the hiring is now and where it will be later in Q4 and into Q1 2021, how legal tech pros can leverage certification and training to stay at the forefront of the industry in response to new questions about data management and protection, and what the larger trends that will define the following year will be.

Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 13:00

Jared Coseglia with present “State of the Legal Technology Job Market 2020,” which will deliver a statistically rich overview on where the litigation support and e-discovery job market is today, what hiring managers need to know about candidates’ motivations, and what job seekers need to know about the desires and habits of employers. This panel will cover what adjustments law firms, corporations, service providers, consulting firms, and government entities are making as a result of the pandemic, specifically dynamic increases to contract staffing modalities and virtual WFH employment. Coseglia will also detail the intersection of litigation tools and talent with data privacy and security and expose the job market trends in those verticals which will define much of corporate hiring for the rest of 2020 and 2021. This session will add value to any hiring manager’s process and give job seekers unique advantage in understanding the current staffing climate in our industry.

Friday, 02 October 2020, 09:00
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