For the third consecutive year Canadian Lawyer InHouse has run their Readers’ Choice Awards which are designed to allow readers to recognize the vendors and suppliers they feel are the best at what they do.
Brian Pel, Heuristica’s COO and Senior Counsel, said he is “proud of the entire team at Heuristica for providing such a high level of service to clients to be recognized with this award.”
A high-profile case making headlines again this week illustrates the frailties of relying on keyword searching alone when searching for relevant documents in any document review project.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was charged last year with breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets, and his legal team sought a court direction to obtain thousands of previously undisclosed government documents needed to defend him.
According to an article published by the Globe and Mail, Norman’s lawyers presented the court with evidence that his case was referred to by officials within the Department of National Defence using various codenames. … Read More
Predictive coding can be a cheaper, faster and better way to get through large volumes of data quickly in order to meet production obligations, but it’s important to know the dos and don’ts before starting a project, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, director of legal review services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel.
Chan-Glasgow, who advises clients on how to use technology to minimize the cost of document review, says predictive coding is the process of having computer software classify documents. It uses machine learning along with user input and coding decisions and applies these classifications to a larger dataset.
“Document review tends to be the most expensive part of the litigation process simply because the digital universe is just so large and expected to double in size every two years going forward,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.… Read More
Consider for a moment the last time you had to review email messages for discovery, or pay counsel to do so on your behalf. The endless toil of slogging through random fragments of email threads that appear to be in no particular order. After a while it starts to feel like a terrible case of déjà vu. Haven’t I seen this email before? Why am I looking at this again and how did I code it when I saw it an hour ago? Did this part of the thread come before or after the portion that I viewed yesterday? … Read More