Fee Estimate Upheld in FOI Appeal

Fee Estimate Upheld in FOI Appeal

In an important decision for public bodies, a recent Information and Privacy Commissioner decision upheld a fee estimate for the search and redactions of electronic information.   In this case, the requester sought access to “? all records regarding two aboriginal children refusing chemotherapy at McMaster Children’s Hospital and the resulting Ontario court family division case between Hamilton Health Sciences and Brant Child and Family Services including but not limited to records regarding the Nov. 14, 2014 decision and April 24, 2015 clarification.”  The requester later clarified that this request did not extend to clinical records or records subject to

We’re Hiring eDiscovery Review Counsel

We’re Hiring eDiscovery Review Counsel

The firm is looking to add several contract eDiscovery Review Counsel to its roster and offers competitive compensation. Successful candidates must have post call litigation experience and have an interest in electronic discovery.  Prior Relativity experience would be an asset.  Strong analytical and drafting skills are also required.  All applicants must be called to the Bar in Ontario and carry LawPro insurance.   We currently have a need for Review Counsel fluent in Italian.   We welcome applications from all interested individuals, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Please submit your application from our

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.

From Lemonade Stand to Heuristica Discovery Counsel

From Lemonade Stand to Heuristica Discovery Counsel

Pamela Fontaine-Peters Director, Litigation Support and Senior Law Clerk   I am thrilled to be an “official” member of the team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel in my new role of Director of Litigation Support.   I’ve worked in the legal industry for almost 25 years as a law clerk, certified trainer and eDiscovery consultant.  Working at Heuristica allows me to use all of my technical skills and draw on my clerking experience.  I look forward to meeting the challenges of this exciting position.   I have always loved technology.  I was introduced to computers in public school playing a computer

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