Even after de-duplication and some initial culling, it’s not unusual to still be faced with a significant number of electronic records in a given litigation matter.
Tools that help lawyers to “make sense” of a plethora of data and that assist in identifying key records are thus increasingly crucial to efficient and effective eDiscovery. Fortunately, it’s possible to organize your electronic data into smaller buckets of conceptually similar documents. One of the analytic tools that makes this possible is called “concept clustering”.
The concept clustering tool leverages “concepts” by assessing the meaning and context of terms contained within documents and by looking for relationships. … Read More
For the third consecutive year Canadian Lawyer InHouse has run their Readers’ Choice Awards which are designed to allow readers to recognize the vendors and suppliers they feel are the best at what they do.
Brian Pel, Heuristica’s COO and Senior Counsel, said he is “proud of the entire team at Heuristica for providing such a high level of service to clients to be recognized with this award.”
A high-profile case making headlines again this week illustrates the frailties of relying on keyword searching alone when searching for relevant documents in any document review project.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was charged last year with breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets, and his legal team sought a court direction to obtain thousands of previously undisclosed government documents needed to defend him.
According to an article published by the Globe and Mail, Norman’s lawyers presented the court with evidence that his case was referred to by officials within the Department of National Defence using various codenames. … Read More
Consider for a moment the last time you had to review email messages for discovery, or pay counsel to do so on your behalf. The endless toil of slogging through random fragments of email threads that appear to be in no particular order. After a while it starts to feel like a terrible case of déjà vu. Haven’t I seen this email before? Why am I looking at this again and how did I code it when I saw it an hour ago? Did this part of the thread come before or after the portion that I viewed yesterday? … Read More