Chan-Glasgow Admitted to Alberta Bar

Chan-Glasgow Admitted to Alberta Bar

We are pleased to announce that Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Legal Review Services and Counsel, was admitted to the bar of the Law Society of Alberta earlier this week in a ceremony by Justice Bruce Fraser at the Provincial Court of Alberta in Calgary.

 

Attending the ceremony were Heuristica’s Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, and Brian Pel, COO and Senior Counsel.

 

Candice was presented to the Court by Peter Vetsch, Partner of Rose LLP in Calgary.

 

 

 

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“Dispelling myths about discovery plans” – AdvocateDaily.com

“Dispelling myths about discovery plans” – AdvocateDaily.com

Discovery plans reduce the cost of litigation when properly used, says Wendy Cole, director of project management and counsel with Heuristica Discovery Counsel.

 

Rule 29.1 of Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure was changed in 2010 to require all parties to an action to agree to a discovery plan if they intend to obtain evidence through documents, oral examination, inspection of property, medical examination, or examination for discovery by written questions, she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

 

And since that change, Cole says her position at Heuristica — Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery service — means she’s no stranger to the myth that planning adds barriers and expense to the litigation process.… Read More

We’ve Moved!

We’ve Moved!

We outgrew our space and moved to a new, larger office down the street and around the corner over the weekend.  Our new address is:

 

Heuristica Discovery Counsel

655 Bay Street, Suite 400

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 2K4

 

All telephone numbers remain unchanged.

 

For directions please visit the Contact Us page on our web site.

 

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We won … thank you!

We won … thank you!

We are honoured to have been awarded the 2018 Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Process Outsourcing and Document Review.

 

For the fourth consecutive year Canadian Lawyer has run their Readers’ Choice Awards which is designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do.

 

Earlier this summer more than 2,000 lawyers and legal professionals cast 89,000 votes for their preferred suppliers in over 38 categories.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, said she is “thrilled to be recognized by clients and peers for the work we do” and credits “the amazing document review team we have for this award”.… Read More

Technical document production struggles will not excuse undue delay

Technical document production struggles will not excuse undue delay

Wendy Cole

Director, Project Management and Counsel

October 1, 2018

 

The October 2017 decision of Master Graham in 683153 Ontario Limited et al. v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company et al. , 2017 ONSC 6024 (CanLII) serves as a cautionary tale for both counsel and clients who are unfamiliar with the complexities of producing discovery documents in electronic format.

 

Although this was an extreme case of delay, it stands for the broader principle that litigants cannot rely on complexity, costs and eDiscovery problems to excuse them from pursuing the case in an expeditious manner and in compliance with the timelines set out under the rules, particularly when those problems are the result of inexperience of counsel in managing large electronic productions.… Read More