The ULCC working group, which began in 2016, is drafting the proposed civil procedure rule, with the hope the rules will be implemented across all jurisdictions, says O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel.
“We needed a rule in Canada, and we needed harmonization because some provinces don’t have any eDiscovery rules and the ones that do are different,” she says.… Read More
O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel, says arguments over the scope and speed of eDiscovery are a sure-fire way to drain the resources and increase disputes in litigation or arbitration. Many of the disputes she sees between parties are typically avoidable with proper planning and cooperation.
“The most expensive aspect of eDiscovery is when you have to go back and redo something, and the odds of that happening are significantly increased when there is no clear agreement in place,” O’Donnell explains. … Read More
The OBA is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), an organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the profession so that it may render better service to its members and the public. The association provides lawyers with opportunities to become more efficient and effective, to further their professional education and to keep abreast of current developments within the profession, nationally and provincially.
Throughout their two-year term, Council members:
act as ambassadors and liaisons for the OBA within their region
identify issues and opportunities and provide advice to the Board on how to address them
elect the Board of Directors (the decision making body of the Association) each year
are expected to bring forward general and regional issues of importance to members and to the profession, including:
Identification of issues in the region (practice or professional) that would benefit from OBA advocacy
Issues related to the operation or administration of the judicial system
Regional professional development needs
Issues related to the presence of the Association in the region
For more information about the OBA governance structure please visit their web site here.… Read More
This is the fourth year Canadian Lawyer has run their Readers’ Choice Awards. The program is designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do.
Voting is open until June 25th and winners will be announced in a special feature in the October issue of Canadian Lawyer.