Martin Felsky joins Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP

Martin Felsky joins Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP

We are pleased to announce that Martin Felsky has joined the firm as Senior Counsel.

 

For over 30 years Martin has been sought out as a technology transformation advisor to law firms, governments, courts and corporations around the world.  Martin is so well known for his work that the International Who’s Who Legal Directory has referred to him as “the Dean of eDiscovery lawyers in Canada” on more than one occasion.

 

Martin is perhaps the most experienced eDiscovery lawyer in Canada and was involved in drafting the Ontario eDiscovery Guidelines, the Sedona Canada Principles, and is currently active on the Ontario Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group and The Sedona Conference Canada Working Group 7. … 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

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”.… 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

The Limitations of Keywords

The Limitations of Keywords

Candice Chan-Glasgow

Director, Review Services and Counsel

February 5, 2019

 

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