We are pleased to sponsor the 20th Annual Leacock Debate

We are pleased to sponsor the 20th Annual Leacock Debate

Every April members of The Leacock Foundation and guests enjoy an evening of wit and humour in support of the Foundation’s signature academic and leadership programs for underserved youth in Toronto. 


For many years the Leacock Debate has relied on the talent of the legal community for its debaters.  A number of prominent lawyers have volunteered their time to serve as debaters which have been the key to the event’s success.


This year’s debate will be moderated by the Honourable Beverley McLachlin and the topic is:


Be it Resolved it’s Time for Men to Return to their Rightful Place


Debaters include:

  • Jennifer Keesmaat
  • Alex Johnston
  • Cathal Kelly, and
  • Eric Peterson

The Leacock Foundation was founded in 1992, by Peter Oliver, of Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants, a native South African living in Toronto.… Read More

Lynne Vicars joins Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP

Lynne Vicars joins Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP

We are pleased to announce that Lynne Vicars has joined the firm as Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel and will be based in the firm’s downtown Toronto office.


Lynne is a banker turned lawyer whose extensive experience in both business and complex litigation has fostered a passion for bringing technology to the legal profession.  Regarded as a leading eDiscovery lawyer in Canada, Lynne will help ensure Heuristica remains Canada’s leading eDiscovery law firm by employing the latest and most powerful eDiscovery technology and review methodologies.


Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, says she is “very pleased to have Lynne join the team at Heuristica. … Read More

We are the Premier Sponsor of The Advocate Matters

We are the Premier Sponsor of The Advocate Matters

We are proud to be the premier sponsor of The Advocate Matters: Spring Symposium 2019 presented by The American College of Trial Lawyers and The Advocates’ Society.

The 18th Annual Spring Symposium is the premier continuing professional development and networking event for civil litigators.  The practical program features the latest developments, strategies, tools and tips for success in a litigator’s practice.


This year’s topics include:


  • The Year in Review: Key Cases in 2018
  • Fireside Chat with The Honourable Eleanore A. Cronk
  • Electronic Trial Advocacy
  • Keynote Presentation from Andrew J. Savage, Savage Law Firm
  • Demonstration & Discussion: What Category of Expert is Your Opponent Calling and Why Does it Matter
  • Reflections on Advocacy with Linda Rothstein
  • A Question of Advocacy: Handling Questions from the Bench
  • Evidentiary Issues: What Every Advocate Needs to Know

The symposium will be held in downtown Toronto at the The Carlu from 9:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday, April 24th. … Read More

Heuristica Sponsors OBA Awards Gala

Heuristica Sponsors OBA Awards Gala

We are very pleased to sponsor the wine at this year’s OBA Awards Gala.


Over 200 will attend the “Sold Out” OBA Annual Awards Gala in the Crystal Ballroom at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto on April 17th to celebrate the achievements of some of Ontario’s brightest legal stars.


Outstanding members of the profession who have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the Ontario Bar Association will be presented with the following awards:


OBA President’s Award:

  • James Douglas, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • The Honourable Patricia C. Hennessy, Superior Court of Justice

Award for Distinguished Service:

  • Eva E.
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We are pleased to sponsor the Calgary Women in Litigation Symposium

We are pleased to sponsor the Calgary Women in Litigation Symposium

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor The Advocates’ Society 2nd annual award-winning “Women in Litigation Symposium” in Calgary on April 9th. 


The symposium is a unique networking conference designed solely for female litigators.  Attendees will receive candid advice and practical strategies for the life and practice of a litigator.  Panel discussions, round-table mentoring sessions and a post-conference cocktail reception will get attendees connected with colleagues and build support systems.


Sessions include:


  • Conquering the Next Challenge:  Lessons Learned from Taking Chances
  • Overcoming Unconscious Gender Bias
  • Mentoring Roundtable Discussion:  The Importance of Mentorship
  • Keynote Address:  Redefining Success by The Honourable Madam Justice Marina S.
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