Heuristica: Canada’s only independent eDiscovery law firm

Heuristica: Canada’s only independent eDiscovery law firm

It was seven years ago when Crystal O’Donnell began to really understand the capabilities and potential of electronic discovery technology, and she was agog.   “My first thought was, ‘Holy smokes, if you can actually teach lawyers to embrace this technology, you’re going to revolutionize how we do this,’” the Toronto eDiscovery lawyer tells AdvocateDaily.com.   O’Donnell founded Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel, Canada’s only independent law firm providing eDiscovery services, in 2015.   Read full article on Advocate Daily

From Lemonade Stand to Heuristica Discovery Counsel

From Lemonade Stand to Heuristica Discovery Counsel

Pamela Fontaine-Peters Director, Litigation Support and Senior Law Clerk   I am thrilled to be an “official” member of the team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel in my new role of Director of Litigation Support.   I’ve worked in the legal industry for almost 25 years as a law clerk, certified trainer and eDiscovery consultant.  Working at Heuristica allows me to use all of my technical skills and draw on my clerking experience.  I look forward to meeting the challenges of this exciting position.   I have always loved technology.  I was introduced to computers in public school playing a computer

Heuristica Speaks at Legal Technology Conference

Heuristica Speaks at Legal Technology Conference

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at the Alberta Legal Technology Conference in Edmonton on February 24, 2017.   Chaired by James T. Swanson, the conference is intended to investigate currently available and imminent future technology.  Crystal will speak on the growing importance of electronic discovery with a focus on proportionality, planning considerations, and how the appropriate use of technology promotes proportionality while improving efficiency and accuracy.   The full conference program includes sessions on:   e-Discovery and Litigation Management Remote Workplaces, Virtual Law Firms, and the Technology-Augmented Lawyer Technology for Sole Practitioners and Small

Litigation Privilege Revisited

The Supreme Court of Canada recently reviewed the characteristics of litigation privilege in Lizotte v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada [1].    In this case, an Aviva claims adjuster, M.B., investigated a fire that damaged the residence of a person insured by Aviva.  M.B. was later accused of making errors in managing the file.  The syndic of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages opened an investigation with respect to M.B. and requested Aviva’s entire file relating to the insured person’s claim.  The request was based on s. 337 of the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services (“ADFPS”),

We’re Hiring eDiscovery Counsel

Job Description We are looking to add several full-time eDiscovery Counsel to our downtown Toronto team.   Offering a competitive compensation and benefits package, candidates must be licensed by, and in good standing with, the Law Society of Upper Canada and have 5+ years litigation and eDiscovery experience.  Familiarity with Relativity, Ringtail or other leading review platforms and analytical tools is required.  Preferred candidates will also have strong analytical and drafting skills, project management and/or quality control training and experience.   To be considered for this position candidates must submit their resume with a covering letter that summarizes their experience and that details their interest