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

O’Donnell and Felsky Contribute to eLitigation Course

O’Donnell and Felsky Contribute to eLitigation Course

The firm is excited to contribute to the University of Calgary Law School‘s innovative new eLitigation course. 

 

Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, is co-instructing the course and Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, will contribute as a guest lecturer.

 

The course, taught by Assistant Professor Gideon Christian, is a specialized civil litigation course that seeks to introduce students to the practice of litigation in the era of social distancing.  The intent is to develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to initiate and conduct litigation using electronic technology, and to foster specialized competence in the commencement and conduct of civil proceedings virtually. … Read More

Starting the New Year in Good Company

Starting the New Year in Good Company

We are honoured to be included in the Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers compiled by Complex Discovery.

 

The list is a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery area.  The list is useful in the consideration of eDiscovery providers and is determined primarily from eDiscovery provider mentions in selected key formal industry reports and surveys published between August 2011 and today.

 

Although the list is not all-inclusive it does provide an aggregate overview of notable vendors that several industry researchers and experts consider leading technology providers in the field of eDiscovery.

 

Brian Pel, the firm’s COO and Senior Counsel, says “to be recognized by analysts and industry experts and included on this list reflects the success we’ve achieved with our unique, innovative combination of eDiscovery technology and legal analysis”.… Read More

Heuristica Sponsors the Ontario Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Institute

Heuristica Sponsors the Ontario Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Institute

Once again we are pleased to sponsor the Ontario Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Institute sponsored by The Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and The Advocates’ Society.

 

Now in its 10th year, this full day program brings together leading experts to talk about the latest developments in eDiscovery and digital evidence.  Attendees will gain practical insight to effectively manage electronically stored information (ESI).

 

This year, in live webcast format, the faculty will focus on key areas such as eDiscovery in a virtual/remote world, the technology accelerators that are available, and the broad scope of alternative data types. … Read More

Heuristica Writes eDiscovery Series for Canada’s Construction Industry

Heuristica Writes eDiscovery Series for Canada’s Construction Industry

Heuristica is pleased to author a ten part series of articles about eDiscovery for ConstructCanada, the authoritative voice of Canada’s construction industry.

 

The articles explore practical tools and strategies to proactively manage costs and effectively navigate through the eDiscovery process for litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.  The series will be published each week in both the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

 

The articles provide practical tips on document management, data mapping, discovery planning, custodian interviews, document processing and hosting, eDiscovery technology, and explores proposed arbitration rules and alternative dispute resolution.

 

Article One:  eDiscovery preparedness – Document Management Systems, Part 1

October 8, 2020

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Review Services and Counsel

 

An initial step for any construction company looking to proactively manage costs through the eDiscovery process is to re-examine its document management system (DMS).… Read More