Heuristica first to offer Discovery Referee Service

Heuristica first to offer Discovery Referee Service

The challenges we face with the COVID-19 pandemic are galvanizing courts and law firms everywhere to step up their virtual presence.

 

At Heuristica we have successfully transitioned our entire team to work from home.  The leadership team routinely keeps in touch using videoconferencing, and our reviewers collaborate with secure cloud-based tools.

 

Some of our law firm and corporate clients are wondering how this technology can help them pursue active litigation, even as Canadian courts are restricting in-person proceedings to matters of urgency.  Others are considering the benefits of early settlement to avoid the costs and uncertainty associated with further delays.

 

In either case, a Discovery Referee could help you. … Read More

O’Donnell Appointed to EDRM Global Advisory Council

O’Donnell Appointed to EDRM Global Advisory Council

The firm is proud to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, has been appointed to the Global Advisory Council of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)

 

The EDRM empowers global leaders of eDiscovery and creates practical global resources to improve eDiscovery, privacy, security, and information governance.

 

Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, tools, guides, and test data-sets to strengthen best practices throughout the world.  It has an international presence in 113 countries, spanning 6 continents, and provides an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations, and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery.… Read More

Heuristica Enhances Faculty for CLE BC eDiscovery Program

Heuristica Enhances Faculty for CLE BC eDiscovery Program

Crystal O’Donnell, Founder and CEO, and Brian Pel, COO and Senior Counsel, both have been invited to participate as faculty in The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s (CLE BC) eDiscovery and Electronic Evidence program.

 

The digital age is fully upon us as technology continues to re-shape and re-define the process of civil litigation.  With the rise of electronically stored information comes an array of issues relating to the management, search, and presentation of such digital information.

 

This comprehensive one-day program will quickly bring practitioners up to speed on current issues and best practices for effectively managing electronic evidence in the litigation process.… Read More

O’Donnell Speaks at CCLA Litigation Conference

O’Donnell Speaks at CCLA Litigation Conference

Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, will provide an update on “Changes to the Rules and Electronic Documents” at the County of Carleton Law Association’s (CCLA) 39th Annual Civil Litigation Updated Conference.

 

The conference is one of four Cornerstone Conferences put on by the Association every year, each being well known for its high quality programming and warm hospitality.

 

Crystal will speak about the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) project to harmonize civil procedure rules for electronic evidence, providing a summary of the proposed rules and the current status of the project.

 

The conference will be held this year at the Fairmont Mont Tremblant November 15th and 16th. … Read More

O’Donnell Presents at Vancouver ILTA Event

O’Donnell Presents at Vancouver ILTA Event

We are pleased to sponsor an International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) event in Vancouver entitled “Reimagining Review – Disrupting Traditional Models“.

 

Hosted by the Vancouver office of Miller Thomson LLP, Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, will present a lunch session on new technologies in eDiscovery.

 

Technological changes can have a substantial impact on business models and client expectations.  Crystal will examine how technology can fundamentally disrupt traditional review and business models and, in turn, also provide opportunities for law firms and corporate legal departments.

 

Crystal will lead an interactive presentation and then discuss with the group:

 

  • How to reduce the cost of ediscovery and provide clients with a better work product
  • How new review and business models can create increasingly marketable skill sets and practice areas for paralegals

ILTA is an international volunteer-led, staff-managed association with a focus on premiership. … Read More