The team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel led by Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, will teach the “e -Discovery Advanced Theory & Practices for Litigation Support” course for The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO). The eight-week 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 EDRM and the Sedona Canada Principles, the course provides instruction on the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the eDiscovery process. Emphasizing proportionality and defensibility at every stage the program includes practical information
Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, is co-chair of a group of lawyers who wish to harmonize court rules for electronic discovery across Canada. The group, comprised of lawyers from across the country, is drafting a proposal to submit to The Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC). “One of the biggest challenges right now is the approach across jurisdictions is very ad hoc and patchwork”, says O’Donnell in the December 5th Focus on E-Discovery issue of Law Times. “For any organization or corporation dealing with litigation in multiple jurisdictions, the rules are very different and some provinces don’t
We’re proud to congratulate Crystal O’Donnell on her appointment to the CanLII Board of Directors The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) is a non-profit organization that makes Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. The Institute is funded by the members of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, namely, the law societies of Canada’s provinces and territories and the Chambre des notaires du Québec. In effect, CanLII is funded by Canada’s lawyers and notaries. The full announcement can be found on the CanLII blog.
It is important to take precautions against altering document metadata during collection of data. Note that metadata will be altered by, for example, collecting the data and then uploading it to a cloud computing service such as Dropbox. Another potential risk with this approach is cybersecurity – consider that 68 million email addresses and passwords were stolen from Dropbox. There may be justifiable economic reasons for an organization to self-collect, however, one must be cognizant of the potential risks.
Heuristica Discovery Counsel is proud to sponsor Hooplaw, the largest fundraising event in the Vancouver legal community. Last year Hooplaw brought together more than 250 lawyers from over 25 law firms and dozens of law students to play basketball and raised over $70,000.00. In fact, since its inception in 1995 the event has raised over $1,000,000.00 for local children’s charities. The goal for this year’s tournament is $100,000.00 and will go to the following three worthy children’s charitable organizations: the Night Hoops Basketball Society, the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, and Challenger Baseball Canada. Hooplaw