The AGCA was formed as a society under the Societies Act (Alberta) in 1986 to provide a networking vehicle for general counsel and to provide a forum to discuss and learn about issues of interest to the group.
This month’s meeting is entitled “Two Innovative Ways to Control Litigation Cost and Risk: Using Litigation Funding and Efficient eDiscovery Techniques“.
Efficient analysis of burgeoning electronically stored information (ESI) for use in litigation is increasingly critical to manage the cost and risk of a proceeding. … Read More
Lawyers need to complete a preliminary analysis of the electronic documents in a case before agreeing to firm production deadlines in a discovery plan, says Wendy Cole, director of project management and counsel at Heuristica Discovery Counsel.
“Litigation lawyers often underestimate the complexity of electronic documents, what it takes to collect them, analyze them, and then ultimately review and produce them,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.
There is simply no way to accurately estimate how complex and labour intensive the document review process will be until the upfront work of collecting and analyzing the data has been completed, says Cole, a Toronto lawyer who focuses on legal document review projects.… Read More
We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, hardworking and detail-oriented Litigation Law Clerk or Paralegal.
The successful candidate will have eDiscovery experience and work in either Toronto or Calgary and will interface with clients and be responsible for supporting the legal team.
Interested candidates should have at least 5+ years’ experience with an in-depth knowledge of litigation support, case management workflow implementation and best practices. If you are looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity to work with an innovative, dynamic company, this is the position for you.
Several members from the firm will once again teach The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) 2018 eDiscovery Advanced Theory and Practices for Litigation Support Fellowship Course.
The eDiscovery Fellowship Course is designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks and explores the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context.
Using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the Sedona Canada Principles, participants will discuss the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the process. With an emphasis on proportionality and defensibility at every stage, practical information will be covered, including cooperative discovery planning, the supporting evidence required for discovery motions, and the admissibility of evidence. … Read More