O’Donnell Receives OBA President’s Award

O’Donnell Receives OBA President’s Award

We are very pleased to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, has been chosen to receive the 2020 Ontario Bar Associations’ (OBA) President’s Award.

 

The OBA President’s Award recognizes the significant contribution of an individual Canadian or Canadian organization, which, in the view of the OBA President, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Justice in Ontario or elsewhere.

 

Upon hearing that she had been chosen to receive the award O’Donnell said, “I’m extremely honoured to have been selected to receive this award and to be considered to have made a significant contribution to the advancement of justice in Ontario by championing the need for more efficient discovery processes, the adoption of leading technology in legal practice and the promotion of access to justice in all areas of law”.… Read More

Heuristica Supports The Advocates’ Society Vancouver Gala for Advocates

Heuristica Supports The Advocates’ Society Vancouver Gala for Advocates

Heuristica is pleased to support The Advocates’ Society’s 1st Annual Vancouver Gala for Advocates.

 

The inaugural Gala gives advocates the opportunity to join members of the bench and bar for an exclusive evening of collegiality.  It provides an opportunity to connect outside the courtroom with old friends, meet some new friends and help celebrate excellence in advocacy, Vancouver style.

 

The Gala is comprised of a cocktail reception, 3-course dinner with wine and a keynote address from The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

 

The event will be held February 20th at the Terminal City Club downtown Vancouver.… Read More

Vicars speaks at Women in Law Summit

Vicars speaks at Women in Law Summit

Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at Canadian Lawyer’s Women in Law Summit

 

The Summit is part of an ongoing mission to recognize, celebrate and boost the careers of women in law and inspire the next generation of leaders in the profession.  It provides a forum to discuss solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in the legal sector.

 

The agenda includes a host of industry presentations and panel discussions featuring influential thought-leaders from Canada?s top law firms and companies.  Sessions include the following panel discussions and presentations:

 

  • Breaking through the glass ceiling: supporting women into leadership positions
  • Addressing unconscious bias and discrimination
  • Defining your own success as a lawyer
  • Leveraging flexible work practices to support better work-life balance
  • Utilizing mentorship opportunities to grow your career
  • Tackling the wage gap
  • Executing diversity and inclusion strategies that attract and retain female talent

Lynne will participate as part of the panel discussion on “Defining your own success as a lawyer”.… Read More

Heuristica Sponsors Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Conference and Gala

Heuristica Sponsors Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Conference and Gala

We are pleased to sponsor the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Ontario’s 13th Annual Conference and Gala on February 8th in downtown Toronto.

 

FACL Ontario is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.

 

The conference theme this year is Realities in Law and Practice and will include a luncheon fireside chat with Justice Goodwin Liu (Associate Justice, California Supreme Court) and Justice Shaun Nakatsuru (Ontario Superior Court of Justice).

 

Sessions at this year’s conference include:

 

  • Voices of Change: How to be an Ally to Racialized Women in Law
  • Asian Canadians in the Supreme Court OR An Open Dialogue with HR Professionals in the Legal Career Field
  • Fireside Chat with Justice Goodwin Liu and Justice Shaun Nakatsuru
  • Breakout Panels
    • Building Your Book of Business and Finding Mentors ?
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Calgary eDiscovery Seminar Series – Register Now!

Calgary eDiscovery Seminar Series – Register Now!

We are pleased to announce that, beginning in mid-February, we will sponsor and teach an eight-part legal eDiscovery Seminar Series in downtown Calgary on the fundamentals of modern discovery practices, including developments in case law. 

 

Unless it is a hand-written note, physical or oral evidence, all evidence is electronic.  Over the last number of years, Canadian case law and procedural rules have changed to recognize this reality.

 

Recent developments can have a significant impact on litigation/arbitration and regulatory proceedings as well as on our professional obligations and responsibilities to provide clients with advice and strategy to effectively deal with electronic evidence in a defensible and proportionate manner.… Read More