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

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 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