Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak as part of the “e-Discovery Resources – What is New” panel at the upcoming e-Discovery Institute 2017 to be held downtown Toronto on October 16, 2017.
Now in it’s 7th year, the full-day event brings together leading experts to discuss the latest developments in e-Discovery and Information Governance. In a panel intended to update attendees on recent e-Discovery initiatives, Crystal will provide an update on the work of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, of which she is the Chair of a working group drafting proposed harmonized electronic document Rules for all civil and administrative proceedings in Canada.… Read More
Current practice standards demand counsel become more competent in electronic discovery, or face potential liability risks, says Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell.
O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel, Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery services, says “although the field has been growing in the past decade, the level of knowledge of counsel is generally insufficient when it comes to the management and presentation of electronic evidence.”
Heuristica helps clients, including law firms, corporations and government deal with electronic evidence in all types of legal matters.
O’Donnell tells AdvocateDaily.com that while almost all evidence — with exceptions such as physical evidence or a handwritten note — is now electronic, the profession is primarily still dealing in paper.… Read More
TORONTO – September 6, 2017 – Heuristica Discovery Counsel (HDC) is pleased to announce that Ottawa lawyer Philippe Gollin has joined the firm as an Associate.
As a bijural and bilingual lawyer, Philippe has experience as counsel on eDiscovery files. Prior to joining Heuristica Philippe worked with the Electronic Evidence Management Team at the Federal Department of Justice and with a litigation boutique firm in Ottawa.
Crystal O’Donnell, the firms founder, CEO and Senior Counsel, is pleased to welcome Philippe to the firm and said, “Building the country’s only independent law firm with a specialized discovery counsel practice requires careful selection of a team committed to innovation and client service. … Read More
Heuristica Discovery Counsel is offering lawyers a suite of litigation software, and the tech and legal support necessary for handling electronic evidence, says Duncan Fraser, its co-CEO and senior counsel.
“As a law firm, we can support our clients not only by offering the best in document review/evidence-management services but also the software to support it,” he tells AdvocateDaily.com.
“As part of the review services we offer, we can also provide law firms with the full range of litigation support, including software training and project management.
Fraser says lawyers can’t successfully run a modern law practice dealing with litigation in a digital age without effectivetools to manage that information.… Read More
Hiring Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery services brings with it a number of unique key protections, says Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell.
“We maintain solicitor-client privilege; we have and comply with our fiduciary obligations, and our entire team carries professional indemnity insurance,” says O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel.“
We can also provide legal opinions regarding the defensibility and proportionality of our processes,” she adds.
Working with a law firm for cutting-edge electronic document review and research services for Canadian proceedings can also be cost effective, says O’Donnell.