“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

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

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

Chan-Glasgow and Tsekhman contribute to international eDiscovery book

Chan-Glasgow and Tsekhman contribute to international eDiscovery book

We are proud to announce that two of Heuristica’s lawyers have authored contributions to a new book entitled International E-Discovery, A Global Handbook of Law and Technology.

 

Published by Globe Law and Business in association with Legalink, Candice Chan-Glasgow, Heuristica’s Director of Review Services and Ilan Tsekhman, Associate, have made contributions to the Canada chapter.

 

International E-Discovery offers a unique collection of world-wide analysis on the state of knowledge and practice in the use of digital evidence in legal and regulatory contexts.

 

Written by hands-on technologists and legal practitioners this publication surveys the very latest developments that have been achieved in the use of leading-edge technology. … Read More

“Law schools need to step up eDiscovery education” – AdvocateDaily.com

“Law schools need to step up eDiscovery education” – AdvocateDaily.com

With the digital universe expected to double in size every two years going forward, the demand for lawyers versed in the technical aspects of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is growing rapidly, says Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Legal Review Services with Toronto-based Heuristica Discovery Counsel

 

But law schools are lagging behind the trend and need to do more to prepare their graduates for this expanding opportunity, she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

 

Chan-Glasgow has been practising in eDiscovery for five years, but when she went to law school from 2009 to 2012 she wasn’t even aware such a field existed as a career choice.… Read More