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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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

Group edges closer to harmonization of eDiscovery rules

Group edges closer to harmonization of eDiscovery rules

Efforts to establish harmonized civil procedure rules that govern a uniform approach to eDiscovery across Canada are underway with the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), Toronto eDiscovery lawyer Crystal O’Donnell tells The Lawyer’s Daily.

 

The ULCC working group, which began in 2016, is drafting the proposed civil procedure rule, with the hope the rules will be implemented across all jurisdictions, says O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel.

 

“We needed a rule in Canada, and we needed harmonization because some provinces don’t have any eDiscovery rules and the ones that do are different,” she says.… Read More

Heuristica Invited to Speak at Ontario e-Discovery Institute

Heuristica Invited to Speak at Ontario e-Discovery Institute

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak as part of the “e-Discovery Resources – What is New” panel at the upcoming e-Discovery Institute 2017 to be held downtown Toronto on October 16, 2017.

 

Now in it’s 7th year, the full-day event brings together leading experts to discuss the latest developments in e-Discovery and Information Governance.  In a panel intended to update attendees on recent e-Discovery initiatives, Crystal will provide an update on the work of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, of which she is the Chair of a working group drafting proposed harmonized electronic document Rules for all civil and administrative proceedings in Canada.… Read More

Group Seeks to Harmonize Canada’s eDiscovery Rules

Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, is co-chair of a group of lawyers who wish to harmonize court rules for electronic discovery across Canada. 

 

The group, comprised of lawyers from across the country, is drafting a proposal to submit to The Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC).   “One of the biggest challenges right now is the approach across jurisdictions is very ad hoc and patchwork”, says O’Donnell in the December 5th Focus on E-Discovery issue of Law Times.   “For any organization or corporation dealing with litigation in multiple jurisdictions, the rules are very different and some provinces don’t have any rules yet addressing electronic evidence”.… Read More