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

ILCO Fellowship Course – Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles

ILCO Fellowship Course – Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles

Leading eDiscovery practitioners from Heuristica Discovery Counsel will once again teach the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Fellowship Course “Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles“.

 

Designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks, this course will explore the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context.

 

Using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the Sedona Canada Principles, we will discuss the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the process.  With an emphasis on proportionality and defensibility at every stage, practical information will be covered, including:

 

  • cooperative discovery planning
  • the supporting evidence required for discovery motions
  • and the admissibility of evidence

We also will cover how to best work in a cost-effective manner and bring value to the legal team and client.… Read More

Tsekhman Teaches Discovery Planning as part of Ryerson Law Practice Program

Tsekhman Teaches Discovery Planning as part of Ryerson Law Practice Program

Ilan Tsekhman, Associate at Heuristica Discovery Counsel, and other senior Bay Street e-Discovery practitioners will teach Discovery Planning to candidates in the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP)

 

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the first of its kind in Ontario.  It’s an innovative alternative to traditional articling with a rigorous and demanding eight-month program that combines online training, experiential learning, and a hands-on work term.  Ryerson works with the Law Society of Ontario and the legal community, including a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, to deliver a dynamic program that prepares law school graduates to succeed in their legal practice and careers.… Read More

Heuristica Speaks to Independent Counsel Network in Calgary

Heuristica Speaks to Independent Counsel Network in Calgary

Heuristica is pleased to speak at the Independent Counsel Network meeting this week in Calgary.

 

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Founder, will present a session entitled “Successfully Managing eDiscovery:  What Corporate Counsel Really Need to Know“.

 

Management of electronically stored information (“ESI”) for use in litigation is increasingly important.  Crystal’s presentation will provide corporate counsel with an appreciation of what is involved in successfully managing eDiscovery in a cost-effective manner.

 

Topics covered include general eDiscovery principles and obligations, choosing eDiscovery review platforms, review counsel and appropriate review methodologies, how to preserve relevant ESI, engage in defensible document collection practices and how to effectively and efficiently review collected ESI.… Read More

Heuristica Delivers eDiscovery Course for ILCO

The team at Heuristica Discovery Counsel led by Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, will teach the “e -Discovery Advanced Theory & Practices for Litigation Support” course for The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO).

 

The eight-week course is designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks and explores the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context.  Using the EDRM and the Sedona Canada Principles, the course provides instruction on the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the eDiscovery process.  Emphasizing proportionality and defensibility at every stage the program includes practical information and covers such things as cooperative discovery planning, the supporting evidence required for discovery motions, and the admissibility of evidence.  … Read More