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

We’ve been nominated again … please vote now!

We’ve been nominated again  …  please vote now!

We are very pleased to be nominated again for the Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards.


This year we are proud to be nominated in the following categories:


  • Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultants
  • Legal Process Outsourcing / Managed Document Review

This is the fifth year Canadian Lawyer has run their Readers’ Choice Awards.  The program is designed to give a voice to their readers to identify which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do.


Voting is open until July 9th and winners will be unveiled in a special feature in the November/December issue of Canadian Lawyer.… Read More

Heuristica Announces Move to RelativityOne

Heuristica Announces Move to RelativityOne

TORONTO – May 15, 2019 – Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP (Heuristica) is pleased to announce, effective immediately, that it is migrating to Relativity‘s cloud-based e-discovery platform, RelativityOne.  


Heuristica is one of the first Canadian providers to achieve RelativityOne Partner status and its RelativityOne tenant and client data will be based exclusively in Canada on the secure Microsoft Azure cloud.  Heuristica’s move to RelativityOne highlights the ongoing trend of Canadian providers moving their business to the cloud.


With the secure and extensible Relativity SaaS product, Heuristica will be able to further leverage its e-discovery expertise to provide more value and better results to end clients.  … Read More

Leveraging Concept Clustering in eDiscovery

Leveraging Concept Clustering in eDiscovery

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel, and Catia Amorim, Associate


March 4, 2019


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

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

Heuristica opens Western Canada office in Calgary … Calgary Herald writes article.

We are very excited to open our Western Canada office in Calgary.


CEO, Founder and Senior Counsel, Crystal O’Donnell, and COO and Senior Counsel, Brian Pel, are interviewed by David Parker for an article in today’s Calgary Herald.


Parker says “On the 16th floor of Selkirk House, an etched sign on a door announces the opening of Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP, a company founded in Toronto to accelerate the use of digital technologies in the practise of law, focusing on the application of litigation software.


CEO Crystal O’Donnell and COO Brian Pel have been spending a lot of their time here organizing the space and hiring local staff. … Read More