O’Donnell speaks at Ontario e-Discovery Institute

O’Donnell speaks at Ontario e-Discovery Institute

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, spoke at the e-Discovery Institute 2018 at The Advocates’ Society Education Centre in downtown Toronto earlier this week.

 

Now in its 8th year, this highly anticipated full day program provides attendees with the practical information and insights they need to effectively manage electronically stored information in all types of cases.  Attendees:

 

  • Heard from the experts about how to efficiently manage all phases of the e-Discovery process, managing electronic data from discovery through to trial.
  • Attended demonstrations of the latest e-Discovery technology.
  • Learned how to help their clients protect against and respond to cyber hacks.
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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

O’Donnell discusses proposed harmonized civil procedure rules at Vancouver ILTA event

O’Donnell discusses proposed harmonized civil procedure rules at Vancouver ILTA event

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will speak at a meeting of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) in Vancouver entitled “Ediscovery in Canadian Civil Litigation“.

 

In Crystal’s capacity as Chair of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) working group for Uniform Electronic Document Rules she will discuss the Report of the Working Group which proposes a harmonized set of civil procedure rules for electronic documents in civil proceedings in all Canadian jurisdictions.

 

She will discuss the policy decisions of the project and the role of the ULCC, the key features of the proposed Rule, and the next phases to implement the proposed harmonized Rule across Canada.… Read More