Group Seeks to Harmonize Canada’s eDiscovery Rules

Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, is co-chair of a group of lawyers who wish to harmonize court rules for electronic discovery across Canada. 


The group, comprised of lawyers from across the country, is drafting a proposal to submit to The Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC).   “One of the biggest challenges right now is the approach across jurisdictions is very ad hoc and patchwork”, says O’Donnell in the December 5th Focus on E-Discovery issue of Law Times.   “For any organization or corporation dealing with litigation in multiple jurisdictions, the rules are very different and some provinces don’t have any rules yet addressing electronic evidence”.… Read More

O’Donnell Appointed to CanLII Board

We’re proud to congratulate Crystal O’Donnell on her appointment to the CanLII Board of Directors


The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) is a non-profit organization that makes Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.  The Institute is funded by the members of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, namely, the law societies of Canada’s provinces and territories and the Chambre des notaires du Québec.  In effect, CanLII is funded by Canada’s lawyers and notaries.


The full announcement can be found on the CanLII blog.


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Heuristica Sponsors Hooplaw Charity Basketball Tournament

Heuristica Discovery Counsel is proud to sponsor Hooplaw, the largest fundraising event in the Vancouver legal community. 


Last year Hooplaw brought together more than 250 lawyers from over 25 law firms and dozens of law students to play basketball and raised over $70,000.00.  In fact, since its inception in 1995 the event has raised over $1,000,000.00 for local children’s charities.


The goal for this year’s tournament is $100,000.00 and will go to the following three worthy children’s charitable organizations:  the Night Hoops Basketball Society, the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, and Challenger Baseball Canada.… Read More

Heuristica Celebrates First Anniversary with Expanded Team

Heuristica Discovery Counsel is celebrating its first anniversary and thanks to an extremely successful first year is pleased to announce the addition of two key positions at the firm.


With the addition of several major new clients Heuristica recently has recruited Alan Dingle and Keith Bedford.


Alan and Keith bring relevant expertise and experience to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of the market and our clients.  The two new positions enable Heuristica to continue its expansion and ensure that it continues to exceed client expectations.


Alan Dingle joins Heuristica as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  … Read More

Heuristica Discovery Counsel and KPMG announce alliance to deliver closely integrated discovery services

TORONTO – May 24, 2016 – Heuristica Discovery Counsel and KPMG in Canada announced today an alliance to deliver innovative and closely integrated discovery services. 


The Heuristica-KPMG integrated model is designed to deliver efficient and cost effective solutions to law firms and their clients, corporations and public bodies for managing discovery and investigations requirements.


KPMG’s Ediscovery Managed Services combined with Heuristica’s innovative approach to document review is a unique and seamless approach that aims to provide clients with a proportionate and defensible process, while substantially reducing costs and increasing value.


Crystal O’Donnell, founder and president of Heuristica Discovery Counsel, said, “By working with KPMG we are now able to provide a unique offering consisting of a cohesive legal and technology team which will strive to decrease discovery costs and provide a valuable work product to our clients.” With the alliance, Heuristica Discovery Counsel and KPMG will aim to provide cost effective access to the latest discovery technology and review methodology to firms of all sizes.… Read More