With several new projects beginning this fall we are looking to add several contract eDiscovery Review Counsel to our team in Calgary. Heuristica Discovery Counsel is a boutique law firm that is focused exclusively on the provision of intelligent and innovative electronic discovery, evidence management and related litigation and legal services. We take pride in the value we create for our clients by providing experienced eDiscovery counsel and conducting innovative discovery reviews. Please visit our Careers page for more information about the position and how to apply.
We are proud to announce that two of Heuristica’s lawyers have authored contributions to a new book entitled International E-Discovery, A Global Handbook of Law and Technology. Published by Globe Law and Business in association with Legalink, Candice Chan-Glasgow, Heuristica’s Director of Review Services and Ilan Tsekhman, Associate, have made contributions to the Canada chapter. International E-Discovery offers a unique collection of world-wide analysis on the state of knowledge and practice in the use of digital evidence in legal and regulatory contexts. Written by hands-on technologists and legal practitioners this publication surveys the very latest developments that have been
With the digital universe expected to double in size every two years going forward, the demand for lawyers versed in the technical aspects of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is growing rapidly, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Legal Review Services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel. But law schools are lagging behind the trend and need to do more to prepare their graduates for this expanding opportunity, she tells AdvocateDaily.com. Chan-Glasgow has been practising in eDiscovery for five years, but when she went to law school from 2009 to 2012 she wasn’t even aware such a field existed as a career choice.
Efforts to establish harmonized civil procedure rules that govern a uniform approach to eDiscovery across Canada are underway with the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell tells The Lawyer’s Daily. The ULCC working group, which began in 2016, is drafting the proposed civil procedure rule, with the hope the rules will be implemented across all jurisdictions, says O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel. “We needed a rule in Canada, and we needed harmonization because some provinces don’t have any eDiscovery rules and the ones that do are different,” she says. “For companies
Proper planning is the best way to avoid eDiscovery disputes, Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell tells AdvocateDaily.com. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel, says arguments over the scope and speed of eDiscovery are a sure-fire way to drain the resources and increase disputes in litigation or arbitration. Many of the disputes she sees between parties are typically avoidable with proper planning and cooperation. “The most expensive aspect of eDiscovery is when you have to go back and redo something, and the odds of that happening are significantly increased when there is no clear agreement in place,” O’Donnell explains. “Before you embark on any eDiscovery matter,