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

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

Heuristica Sponsors Family for the Holidays

Heuristica Sponsors Family for the Holidays

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor a family this holiday season.

 

Through Holiday Helpers the firm was able to sponsor a family of six … parents with four kids ranging from 18 months to 13 years old.

 

The firm’s CEO, Crystal O’Donnell, and Office Manager, Annalee O’Donnell, took it upon themselves to shop for gifts for the entire family.  Pictured is Annalee taking stock of the gifts the firm purchased for the family.

 

Holiday Helpers is a registered charity whose mission is to provide a one-time personalized Christmas package to low income families with young children who are trying to improve their circumstances. … Read More

Crystal O’Donnell Recognized again as a Leading e-Discovery Lawyer

Crystal O’Donnell Recognized again as a Leading e-Discovery Lawyer

We are proud to congratulate Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder, CEO and Senior Counsel, for once again being recognized as a leading e-Discovery lawyer by International Who’s Who Legal.

 

Crystal is one of just 15 lawyers in Canada and 49 in the USA recognized as leaders in Litigation (e-Discovery)Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP also is listed as one of just 51 leading e-Discovery firms in Canada and the USA.

 

Who’s Who Legal has identified the leading private practice lawyers from countries around the world in multiple areas of law since 1996.   Their findings are based upon comprehensive, independent research and they pride themselves on their rigorous and independent research process. … Read More

“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