Organized by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) the 2017 Annual Congress is entitled “A World of Change“. The three-day event running April 5th to 7th provides attendees an opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law and technology and to network with peers and colleagues from industry and government.
Chaired by James T. Swanson, the conference is intended to investigate currently available and imminent future technology. Crystal will speak on the growing importance of electronic discovery with a focus on proportionality, planning considerations, and how the appropriate use of technology promotes proportionality while improving efficiency and accuracy.
The full conference program includes sessions on:
e-Discovery and Litigation Management
Remote Workplaces, Virtual Law Firms, and the Technology-Augmented Lawyer
Technology for Sole Practitioners and Small Firms
Project Management for Lawyers
Courtroom Technology; and
A View of the Near Future
The program is targeted to all levels of practitioners, in all areas of law, who are interested in learning about technology and its implications in a legal setting. … Read More
We are looking to add several full-time eDiscovery Counsel to our downtown Toronto team.
Offering a competitive compensation and benefits package, candidates must be licensed by, and in good standing with, the Law Society of Upper Canada and have 5+ years litigation and eDiscovery experience. Familiarity with Relativity, Ringtail or other leading review platforms and analytical tools is required. Preferred candidates will also have strong analytical and drafting skills, project management and/or quality control training and experience.
To be considered for this position candidates must submit their resume with a covering letterthat summarizes their experience and that details their interest in eDiscovery to firstname.lastname@example.org.… Read More
The eight-week course is designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks and explores the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context. Using the EDRM and the Sedona Canada Principles, the course provides instruction on the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the eDiscovery process. Emphasizing proportionality and defensibility at every stage the program includes practical information and covers such things as cooperative discovery planning, the supporting evidence required for discovery motions, and the admissibility of evidence. … Read More
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