Heuristica Sponsors ILCO Education Awards

Heuristica Sponsors ILCO Education Awards

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Annual Education Awards Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto on March 3rd, 2018.

 

This event acknowledges and honours ILCO’s highest achieving students in their Associate and Fellowship courses from the prior academic year.

 

For several years Heuristica Discovery Counsel has instructed the eDiscovery Advanced Theory & Practices for Litigation Support Fellowship Course.

 

For more information about the eDiscovery Fellowship course or to register please visit the ILCO web site here.

 

For information about how Heuristica can deliver customized eDiscovery training to your litigation team please contact us at info@discoverycounsel.ca.… Read More

Federal Court of Appeal: No Public Interest Class Privilege

Federal Court of Appeal:  No Public Interest Class Privilege

Candice Chan-Glasgow

Director, Document Review Services

February 26, 2018

 

In Vancouver Airport Authority v. Commissioner of Competition, 2018 FCA 24, the Federal Court of Appeal denied the Commissioner of Competition a public interest class privilege over documents obtained during an investigation.

 

The investigation related to the Airport Authority’s decision to allow only two in-flight caterers to operate at the Vancouver International Airport.  The Commissioner alleged that the Airport Authority behaved in an anti-competitive manner, resulting in “higher prices, dampened innovation and lower service quality”.

 

The Commissioner’s initial affidavit of documents listed 11,500 relevant documents.  Approximately 9,500 of these records were withheld on the basis of an alleged public interest class privilege. … Read More

We’re growing again and need a Litigation Law Clerk / Paralegal

We’re growing again and need a Litigation Law Clerk / Paralegal

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, hardworking and detail-oriented Litigation Law Clerk or Paralegal.

The successful candidate will have eDiscovery experience and work in either Toronto or Calgary and will interface with clients and be responsible for supporting the legal team.

 

Interested candidates should have at least 5+ years’ experience with an in-depth knowledge of litigation support, case management workflow implementation and best practices.  If you are looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity to work with an innovative, dynamic company, this is the position for you.

 

For more information about the position please see the Job Description.Read More

Heuristica Teaches Law Clerk eDiscovery Fellowship Course

Heuristica Teaches Law Clerk eDiscovery Fellowship Course

Several members from the firm will once again teach The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) 2018 eDiscovery Advanced Theory and Practices for Litigation Support Fellowship Course.

 

The  eDiscovery Fellowship Course is designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks and explores the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context.

 

Using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the Sedona Canada Principles, participants will discuss the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the process.  With an emphasis on proportionality and defensibility at every stage, practical information will be covered, including cooperative discovery planning, the supporting evidence required for discovery motions, and the admissibility of evidence. … Read More

Heuristica Speaks to Independent Counsel Network in Calgary

Heuristica Speaks to Independent Counsel Network in Calgary

Heuristica is pleased to speak at the Independent Counsel Network meeting this week in Calgary.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Founder, will present a session entitled “Successfully Managing eDiscovery:  What Corporate Counsel Really Need to Know“.

 

Management of electronically stored information (“ESI”) for use in litigation is increasingly important.  Crystal’s presentation will provide corporate counsel with an appreciation of what is involved in successfully managing eDiscovery in a cost-effective manner.

 

Topics covered include general eDiscovery principles and obligations, choosing eDiscovery review platforms, review counsel and appropriate review methodologies, how to preserve relevant ESI, engage in defensible document collection practices and how to effectively and efficiently review collected ESI.… Read More