Current practice standards demand counsel become more competent in electronic discovery, or face potential liability risks, says Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell.


O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel, Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery services, says “although the field has been growing in the past decade, the level of knowledge of counsel is generally insufficient when it comes to the management and presentation of electronic evidence.”


Heuristica helps clients, including law firms, corporations and government deal with electronic evidence in all types of legal matters.


O’Donnell tells that while almost all evidence — with exceptions such as physical evidence or a handwritten note — is now electronic, the profession is primarily still dealing in paper.


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