Heuristica Sponsors the Laskin Moot Court Competition

Heuristica Sponsors the Laskin Moot Court Competition

Once again Heuristica is pleased to sponsor the Laskin, Canada’s only annual national bilingual moot court competition.

 

The Laskin provides a unique opportunity for law students, judges, law professors and practitioners from across Canada to meet and debate problems of current importance in the law.

 

Every year, the Laskin has featured a problem that is concerned with issues of national interest and social importance.  Subjects addressed in past years include discrimination against women, the rights of First Nations peoples, language rights, globalisation, freedom of expression, and the legal implications of cutting-edge technology.

 

The competition’s goals are to foster a better and deeper understanding of the law and to support and encourage legal education and bilingualism while at the same time promoting in the legal community a spirit of cooperation and understanding that transcends linguistic and provincial boundaries.… Read More

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

We are very excited to open our Western Canada office in Calgary.

 

CEO, Founder and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, and COO and Senior Counsel, Brian Pel, are interviewed by David Parker for an article in today’s Calgary Herald.

 

Parker says “On the 16th floor of Selkirk House, an etched sign on a door announces the opening of Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP, a company founded in Toronto to accelerate the use of digital technologies in the practise of law, focusing on the application of litigation software.

 

CEO Crystal O’Donnell and COO Brian Pel have been spending a lot of their time here organizing the space and hiring local staff. … Read More

Voted One of the Best … Thanks!

Voted One of the Best … Thanks!

We are honoured to have been awarded the 2019 Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers’ Choice Award for Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultants.

 

For the third consecutive year Canadian Lawyer InHouse has run their Readers’ Choice Awards which are designed to allow readers to recognize the vendors and suppliers they feel are the best at what they do.

 

Brian Pel, Heuristica’s COO and Senior Counsel, said he is “proud of the entire team at Heuristica for providing such a high level of service to clients to be recognized with this award.”

 

Heuristica also won the Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Process Outsourcing and Document Review in October 2018.… Read More

The Limitations of Keywords

The Limitations of Keywords

Candice Chan-Glasgow

Director, Review Services and Counsel

February 5, 2019

 

A high-profile case making headlines again this week illustrates the frailties of relying on keyword searching alone when searching for relevant documents in any document review project.

 

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was charged last year with breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets, and his legal team sought a court direction to obtain thousands of previously undisclosed government documents needed to defend him.

 

According to an article published by the Globe and Mail, Norman’s lawyers presented the court with evidence that his case was referred to by officials within the Department of National Defence using various codenames.  … Read More