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

Felsky Speaks at Legal Innovation Forum

Felsky Speaks at Legal Innovation Forum

Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, will participate as part of the panel discussion on Defining, Developing and Executing an Impactful Legal Technology Strategy at the Western Legal Innovation Forum.

 

The third annual Western Legal Innovation Forum, focused on BC and Alberta’s legal sectors, returns in a virtual format on the afternoons of November 25th and 26th.  Heuristica is proud to be a presenting sponsor.

 

This year’s forum focuses on the latest developments in Western Canada at the intersection of business, innovation and law, and how the region’s legal sector is responding to the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read More

Heuristica Participates in OBA’s Judicial Competencies Program

Heuristica Participates in OBA’s Judicial Competencies Program

Lynne Vicars chaired and moderated the “Basics of Judicial Decision Writing” session.

 

Lynne, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was the Program Chair and moderated the session on the Basics of Judicial Decision Writing, which was one of eight sessions that make up the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Foundations in Judicial Competencies Certificate Program.

 

This new OBA certificate program was designed to help attendees understand what to expect from the judicial selection process and build a solid foundation of the skills and core competencies fundamental to any adjudicative role.

 

The certificate program was made up of the following eight online sessions:

 

Session 1 – The Judicial Application and Appointment Process

Session 2 – Judicial Independence, Integrity and Diligence

Session 3 – Equality and Impartiality

Session 4 – Overturned: Insights from Appeals Court Judges

Session 5 – Exploring Unconscious Bias, Raising Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity

Session 6 – Managing the Courtroom:  Setting the Stage, Interactions with Counsel and Witnesses

Session 7 – Basics of Judicial Reasoning

Session 8 – Basics of Judicial Decision Writing

 

Upon completion of all eight sessions, attendees are presented with a Certificate in Foundations in Judicial Competencies.… Read More

Heuristica Discovery Counsel Becomes RelativityOne Silver Partner

Heuristica Discovery Counsel Becomes RelativityOne Silver Partner

Heuristica extends its commitment to RelativityOne by becoming the world’s first law firm to achieve Silver Partner status.

 

Toronto, Ontario – September 11, 2020 – Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP, Canada’s only independent, national law firm focused on electronic discovery (eDiscovery), evidence management, and related legal services, today announced that it has become a RelativityOne Silver Partner for providing exceptional service experience to its RelativityOne end users.

 

Heuristica is in the unique position of being the only independent Canadian national law firm with a practice dedicated to electronic evidence management and is known for its innovative approach to eDiscovery.  It provides a full range of eDiscovery counsel, electronic evidence collection, hosting, review and production services. … Read More

U.S. Court Shifts eDiscovery Costs to Plaintiff

U.S. Court Shifts eDiscovery Costs to Plaintiff

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel

 

August 28, 2020

 

In a rare cost shifting order out of the United States, Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems (D. Kan. June 18, 2020), the Kansas District Court granted defendant, Spirit Aerosystems, Inc’s motion to shift the costs of a technology-assisted review to the plaintiff, Larry A. Lawson.  This case is a helpful reminder to litigants that the eDiscovery process must be proportionate to the needs of the case and that pursuing unnecessarily broad requests can lead to cost consequences.

 

Lawson is Spirit’s former CEO who retired on July 31, 2016.  He executed a retirement agreement which contained a two year non-compete provision. … Read More