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

Crystal O’Donnell to Speak at Legal Entrepreneurship Panel

On April 1st, Crystal O’Donnell will speak at the Commercial Litigation Women’s Breakfast.


As part of a panel discussion, Crystal will discuss alternative pathways for women entrepreneurs in the law.


The event is hosted by the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of the Advocates’ Society.


More information about Practice Groups can be found on the Advocate’s Society website.


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Crystal O’Donnell’s EDRM interview

A recent interview of Crystal O’Donnell, Founder and President of Heuristica, can be found on the website of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).


In the interview Crystal discusses the unique approach that Heuristica takes to e-discovery, her involvement with Sedona Canada, and differences between Canadian and American procedural rules relating to electronically stored information.


Click here to read the interview.



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Crystal O’Donnell to teach E-Discovery Course

Starting on January 12th, Crystal O’Donnell will teach an e-Discovery course at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO).


The course will be taught at the ILCO Education Centre in Toronto.


The course, e -Discovery Advanced Theory & Practices for Litigation Support, is designed for law clerks and litigation support professionals. The course provides students with an understanding of each phase of the e-discovery process, with a focus placed on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and the Sedona Canada Principles. An emphasis will also be placed on providing students with practical information about cooperative discovery planning, working in a cost-effective manner, and proportionality.… Read More