Heuristica Speaks at Privacy and Data Governance Conference

Heuristica Speaks at Privacy and Data Governance Conference

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at the National Privacy and Data Governance Congress in Calgary on April 6, 2017.

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.


Crystal will speak about Balancing Proportionality and Privacy Protection in eDiscovery.  For more information about what her session will include please read the abstract.… Read More

Heuristica Speaks at Legal Technology Conference

Heuristica Speaks at Legal Technology Conference

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at the Alberta Legal Technology Conference in Edmonton on February 24, 2017.


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’re Hiring eDiscovery Counsel

Job Description

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 letter that summarizes their experience and that details their interest in eDiscovery to bpel@discoverycounsel.caRead More

Heuristica Delivers eDiscovery Course for ILCO

The team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel led by Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, will teach the “e -Discovery Advanced Theory & Practices for Litigation Support” course for The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO).


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

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