“The dos and don’ts of predictive coding” – AdvocateDaily.com

“The dos and don’ts of predictive coding” – AdvocateDaily.com

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

We won … thank you!

We won … thank you!

We are honoured to have been awarded the 2018 Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Process Outsourcing and Document Review.

 

For the fourth consecutive year Canadian Lawyer has run their Readers’ Choice Awards which is designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do.

 

Earlier this summer more than 2,000 lawyers and legal professionals cast 89,000 votes for their preferred suppliers in over 38 categories.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, said she is “thrilled to be recognized by clients and peers for the work we do” and credits “the amazing document review team we have for this award”.… Read More

Technical document production struggles will not excuse undue delay

Technical document production struggles will not excuse undue delay

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 the timelines set out under the rules, particularly when those problems are the result of inexperience of counsel in managing large electronic productions.… Read More

Chan-Glasgow Speaks at OBA Professional Development Program

Chan-Glasgow Speaks at OBA Professional Development Program

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.… Read More