Federal Government Redaction Blunder Makes Headlines

Federal Government Redaction Blunder Makes Headlines

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel

 

March 15, 2021

 

A recent CBC news article highlights the Federal Government’s failure to properly redact sensitive information.  This follows some high profile redaction failures south of the border, most notably when Paul Manafort’s lawyers failed to properly redact sensitive and damaging information in documents filed with the Federal Court.

 

Proper redaction tools and workflows should be used to ensure privileged or sensitive information is appropriately redacted.  As a gentle reminder, The Federation of Law Societies of Canada amended its Model Code of Professional Conduct in October 2019 to include commentary on technological competence:

 

[4A] To maintain the required level of competence, a lawyer should develop an understanding of, and ability to use, technology relevant to the nature and area of the lawyer’s practice and responsibilities. … Read More

Voted again as Leaders in Document Review

Voted again as Leaders in Document Review

For the third year in a row Heuristica has been selected by the readers of Canadian Lawyer magazine as a leader in Legal Process Outsourcing and Managed Document Review.

 

Canadian Lawyer recently announced the winners of the 6th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards which are designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which service providers are the best at what they do and prevailed among their competitors.

 

Brian Pel, the firm’s COO and Senior Counsel, said he is “grateful to both the firm’s legal and technical teams for constantly pushing the envelope to find better and faster ways of serving our clients in their eDiscovery projects. … Read More

U.S. Court Shifts eDiscovery Costs to Plaintiff

U.S. Court Shifts eDiscovery Costs to Plaintiff

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel

 

August 28, 2020

 

In a rare cost shifting order out of the United States, Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems (D. Kan. June 18, 2020), the Kansas District Court granted defendant, Spirit Aerosystems, Inc’s motion to shift the costs of a technology-assisted review to the plaintiff, Larry A. Lawson.  This case is a helpful reminder to litigants that the eDiscovery process must be proportionate to the needs of the case and that pursuing unnecessarily broad requests can lead to cost consequences.

 

Lawson is Spirit’s former CEO who retired on July 31, 2016.  He executed a retirement agreement which contained a two year non-compete provision. … Read More

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

Recognized as a Leader in Document Review

Recognized as a Leader in Document Review

For a second year in a row we are proud to have been selected by the readers of Canadian Lawyer magazine as a leader in Legal Process Outsourcing and Document Review.

 

Canadian Lawyer has just announced the winners of the 5th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards which are designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, said she is “extremely proud that the firm has been recognized as a leader in document review for a second year in a row.  It is a clear acknowledgment from clients and peers that our unique process combining the most powerful technology with the most experienced team of Discovery Counsel in the country offers the best overall ediscovery solution.”… Read More