Programs to teach law students, bar admission candidates and practising lawyers about electronic discovery are sorely lacking in Canada — and there seems to be little desire to fix the problem, Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell tells AdvocateDaily.com.

 

“One of the issues facing the legal profession generally is the lack of practical teaching in law schools.  With the increasing importance of the merging of law and technology, this education becomes critical, and there are no other real avenues for lawyers to understand and learn about electronic discovery,” says O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel.

 

“At present there are relatively few counsel who have the required skills to appropriately deal with electronic evidence in a way that is defensible, proportionate and cost-effective”.

 

 

Read the full article on Advocate Daily

 

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