Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was recently featured in the Women Leading in Law series by Erin Cowling, of Cowling Legal Freelance. In the article Lynne recounts a truly fascinating journey from her typing class in high school, to university, to how she ended up attending law school, to after graduating working at smaller firms in Alberta, then as inhouse counsel at a national bank, to her term as the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) President and finally to Heuristica where she is the firm’s Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer. You can read
We are very pleased that both Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, have been identified again by Who’s Who Legal as Global and Canadian leaders in eDiscovery. O’Donnell and Felsky have been identified as Global Leaders in eDiscovery and two of only 22 leading eDiscovery practitioners in Canada. Who’s Who Legal says they “have been selected for their outstanding skill and experience at advising clients from a range of sectors in complex document discovery projects.” Martin has been identified as one of the three most highly recommended eDiscovery practitioners in Canada and
Heuristica is pleased to support an innovative new program called Sustain the Line that assists both frontline healthcare workers and small businesses. Sustain the Line helps small food businesses that are struggling in this time of crisis by matching them with people or organizations that want to fund meals for frontline healthcare workers. We are very pleased that Heuristica’s contribution went towards 200 meals for pharmacists, nurses, personal support workers, doctors and hospital staff at Toronto Western Hospital. This innovative program was conceived of and launched quickly. In late March, the founders at Mission Watch Company (Toronto)
Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel April 18, 2020 About a month before China notified the World Health Organization about a new coronavirus, I published an article for the Ontario Bar Association encouraging lawyers to migrate their practices to the cloud entitled “ If Judges Can Move to the Cloud, Why Can’t Lawyers? ” Lawyers are not exactly known for their quick uptake on technology ? for many reasons, among them, valid concerns about security and confidentiality. I pointed out that some courts across Canada were moving to the cloud. They have been doing so in a methodical and careful
The challenges we face with the COVID-19 pandemic are galvanizing courts and law firms everywhere to step up their virtual presence. At Heuristica we have successfully transitioned our entire team to work from home. The leadership team routinely keeps in touch using videoconferencing, and our reviewers collaborate with secure cloud-based tools. Some of our law firm and corporate clients are wondering how this technology can help them pursue active litigation, even as Canadian courts are restricting in-person proceedings to matters of urgency. Others are considering the benefits of early settlement to avoid the costs and uncertainty associated with further delays.