“BYOD policies a must to avoid eDiscovery disaster” – AdvocateDaily.com

“BYOD policies a must to avoid eDiscovery disaster” – AdvocateDaily.com

Employers should prepare for the worst if they want to realize the potential savings of a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy, says Wendy Cole, director of project management and counsel at Heuristica Discovery Counsel.

 

Cole tells AdvocateDaily.com that both employers and employees are attracted to BYOD policies for different reasons.

 

“It’s obviously more convenient for workers, who only have to carry one device for both work and personal information, while businesses think they will save money by just giving an allowance towards monthly bills instead of supplying devices,” she says.

 

But those savings can easily be wiped out by eDiscovery problems, says Cole.… Read More

BCLMA and ILTA Host eDiscovery Workshop in Vancouver

BCLMA and ILTA Host eDiscovery Workshop in Vancouver

We are pleased to sponsor a BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) joint session entitled “Best Practices for Implementing New Technologies in eDiscovery”.

 

Hosted by the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, will present a lunch session on new technologies in eDiscovery on Tuesday, May 15 at noon.

 

Advances in technology enable parties to conduct discovery without relying on traditional linear or ‘eyes-on’ review models.  Crystal will discuss best practices and emerging case law for implementing technology to successfully manage ediscovery in a defensible, proportionate and cost-effective manner. Read More

“Look beyond simple keyword search for detailed results” – AdvocateDaily.com

“Look beyond simple keyword search for detailed results” – AdvocateDaily.com

Lawyers need to look beyond the keyword search as electronic discovery software improves, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, director of legal review services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel.

 

Heuristica is Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery service across the country, and Chan-Glasgow tells AdvocateDaily.com that its hybrid legal technology team is another way the company stands out.

 

“It’s no longer defensible to rely exclusively on keyword searches,” she says.  “Back when that was all the software could do, it was fine.  But now that it’s capable of so much more, you’re going to miss relevant documents if keyword search is all you’re doing.”

 

In one recent case, Chan-Glasgow demonstrated her point to a client by comparing an apparently exhaustive keyword list drawn up by counsel in litigation with the list of relevant documents that were ultimately identified with the help of Heuristica’s iterative review process.… Read More

Heuristica Leads eDiscovery Workshop at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference

Heuristica Leads eDiscovery Workshop at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor an eDiscovery workshop at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) National Conference and In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW) Summit.

 

The Conference theme this year is Beyond Borders:  Business and Law in the Global Village.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will lead a workshop entitled “Successfully Managing E-Discovery – A Primer for In-House Counsel“.

 

The workshop will cover important questions in-house counsel should be asking themselves including:

 

  • What happens when your organization is called on to produce electronically stored information (ESI)?
  • Do you have a discovery plan and production protocol in place?
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Pel and O’Donnell Admitted to Alberta Bar

Pel and O’Donnell Admitted to Alberta Bar

We are pleased to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, and Brian Pel, COO and Senior Counsel, both were admitted to the bar of the Law Society of Alberta today in a ceremony by Justice Willie deWit at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary.

 

Crystal and Brian were presented to the Court by Matt Lindsay, Partner of Rose LLP

 

Photo (L to R):  Brian Pel, Matt Lindsay, Crystal O’Donnell.

 

 

 

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