Leveraging Concept Clustering in eDiscovery

Leveraging Concept Clustering in eDiscovery

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel, and Catia Amorim, Associate

 

March 4, 2019

 

Even after de-duplication and some initial culling, it’s not unusual to still be faced with a significant number of electronic records in a given litigation matter. 

 

Tools that help lawyers to “make sense” of a plethora of data and that assist in identifying key records are thus increasingly crucial to efficient and effective eDiscovery.  Fortunately, it’s possible to organize your electronic data into smaller buckets of conceptually similar documents.  One of the analytic tools that makes this possible is called “concept clustering”.… Read More

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

We are very excited to open our Western Canada office in Calgary.

 

CEO, Founder and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, and COO and Senior Counsel, Brian Pel, are interviewed by David Parker for an article in today’s Calgary Herald.

 

Parker says “On the 16th floor of Selkirk House, an etched sign on a door announces the opening of Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP, a company founded in Toronto to accelerate the use of digital technologies in the practise of law, focusing on the application of litigation software.

 

CEO Crystal O’Donnell and COO Brian Pel have been spending a lot of their time here organizing the space and hiring local staff. … Read More

The Limitations of Keywords

The Limitations of Keywords

Candice Chan-Glasgow

Director, Review Services and Counsel

February 5, 2019

 

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

O’Donnell Speaks at CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section Meeting

O’Donnell Speaks at CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section Meeting

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, was pleased to speak at the CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section (South) meeting in Calgary on December 12th, 2018.

 

Crystal joined Adrienne Wong, Associate, and Jordan Milne, Partner, both of Rose LLP and Deanna Steblyk, Senior Special Counsel to the Vice Chairs of the Alberta Securities Commission, and presented “Disclosure Obligations and their Implications in Securities Enforcement Context” from the perspective of regulators, respondents and third party discovery and evidence management firms.

 

For more information including how to obtain a copy of their presentation please visit the CBA Alberta Branch web site.… Read More

Candice Chan-Glasgow Elected Vice-Chair of E-Discovery Implementation Committee

Candice Chan-Glasgow Elected Vice-Chair of E-Discovery Implementation Committee

We congratulate Candice on being elected Vice-Chair of the Ontario e-Discovery Implementation Committee (EIC) for 2019.  Candice served as secretary in 2018.

 

Candice is Heuristica’s Director of Legal Review Services and Counsel and leads our team of document review counsel.

 

The Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee (EIC) is a committee of lawyers, judges, and legal technologists with a mandate of recommending, promoting, and implementing thought leadership, best practices, and law reform with respect to information management, discovery, litigation support, and paperless proceedings.

 

For more information about the EIC please visit their web site here.

 

 

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