Wendy Cole Director, Project Management and Counsel October 1, 2018 The October 2017 decision of Master Graham in 683153 Ontario Limited et al. v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company et al. , 2017 ONSC 6024 (CanLII) serves as a cautionary tale for both counsel and clients who are unfamiliar with the complexities of producing discovery documents in electronic format. Although this was an extreme case of delay, it stands for the broader principle that litigants cannot rely on complexity, costs and eDiscovery problems to excuse them from pursuing the case in an expeditious manner and in compliance with
Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will speak at a meeting of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) in Vancouver entitled “Ediscovery in Canadian Civil Litigation“. In Crystal’s capacity as Chair of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) working group for Uniform Electronic Document Rules she will discuss the Report of the Working Group which proposes a harmonized set of civil procedure rules for electronic documents in civil proceedings in all Canadian jurisdictions. She will discuss the policy decisions of the project and the role of the ULCC, the key features of the proposed Rule, and the next phases to implement
Candice Chan-Glasgow, Heuristica’s Director, Legal Review Services and Counsel, will speak at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Professional Development Program entitled “Forge a Better Union: Strategies for Optimizing Coordination Between In-House and Litigation Counsel“. The relationship between in-house counsel and their external litigation counsel can be complex, sometimes causing tension that results in a less than perfect working relationship. While in-house counsel wrestle with doing more with less and litigating becomes more complex in our electronic age a new paradigm is needed such that the relationship between counsel ensures all parties benefit from the expertise of the other. The program will be held
Ilan Tsekhman, Associate at Heuristica Discovery Counsel, and other senior Bay Street e-Discovery practitioners will teach Discovery Planning to candidates in the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP). Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the first of its kind in Ontario. It’s an innovative alternative to traditional articling with a rigorous and demanding eight-month program that combines online training, experiential learning, and a hands-on work term. Ryerson works with the Law Society of Ontario and the legal community, including a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, to deliver a dynamic program that prepares law school graduates to succeed in their legal practice
We are pleased to sponsor the annual CBA Competition Law Fall Conference in Ottawa September 27th and 28th. The conference is the leading Canadian event for competition law professionals and brings together all segments of the Canadian and global competition law community, including enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, academics, and economists in order to share knowledge, experience, and advice regarding all areas of competition law. Participants are exposed to thoughtful and practical insights from distinguished panels of competition law experts, and they leave the conference with a sound understanding of the leading issues in the area of competition law.