O’Donnell appointed Chair of CanLII and Lexum

O’Donnell appointed Chair of CanLII and Lexum

We are proud to share that Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s Founder and CEO, has been appointed the new Chair of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) and Lexum.

 

CanLII provides free access to Canadian court cases, legislation, and commentary.  It was founded, and is paid for, by the lawyers and notaries who are members of Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies, which comprise the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

 

Lexum is a software company that designs and operates online legal information delivery products and specializes in the management and the publishing of legal information over the internet.  … Read More

Vicars featured in Women Leading in Law Series

Vicars featured in Women Leading in Law Series

Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was recently featured in the Women Leading in Law series by Erin Cowling, of Cowling Legal Freelance.

 

In the article Lynne recounts a truly fascinating journey from her typing class in high school, to university, to how she ended up attending law school, to after graduating working at smaller firms in Alberta, then as inhouse counsel at a national bank, to her term as the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) President and finally to Heuristica where she is the firm’s Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer.

 

You can read the full article here.… Read More

O’Donnell and Felsky Identified as eDiscovery Leaders

O’Donnell and Felsky Identified as eDiscovery Leaders

We are very pleased that both Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, have been identified again by Who’s Who Legal as Global and Canadian leaders in eDiscovery. 

 

O’Donnell and Felsky have been identified as Global Leaders in eDiscovery and two of only 22 leading eDiscovery practitioners in Canada.  Who’s Who Legal says they “have been selected for their outstanding skill and experience at advising clients from a range of sectors in complex document discovery projects.”

 

Martin has been identified as one of the three most highly recommended eDiscovery practitioners in Canada and “is technically excellent according to impressed sources who highlight his superb work on ediscovery and evidence management”. … Read More

Heuristica helps frontline healthcare workers

Heuristica helps frontline healthcare workers

Heuristica is pleased to support an innovative new program called Sustain the Line that assists both frontline healthcare workers and small businesses. 

 

Sustain the Line helps small food businesses that are struggling in this time of crisis by matching them with people or organizations that want to fund meals for frontline healthcare workers.

 

We are very pleased that Heuristica’s contribution went towards 200 meals for pharmacists, nurses, personal support workers, doctors and hospital staff at Toronto Western Hospital.

 

This innovative program was conceived of and launched quickly.  In late March, the founders at Mission Watch Company (Toronto) and Old Road BBQ (Nova Scotia) decided to work together to feed frontline workers for the next month in Nova Scotia. … Read More

This is not the time to cut corners on information security

This is not the time to cut corners on information security

Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel

April 18, 2020

 

About a month before China notified the World Health Organization about a new coronavirus, I published an article for the Ontario Bar Association encouraging lawyers to migrate their practices to the cloud entitled “ If Judges Can Move to the Cloud, Why Can’t Lawyers? ” 

 

Lawyers are not exactly known for their quick uptake on technology ? for many reasons, among them, valid concerns about security and confidentiality.  I pointed out that some courts across Canada were moving to the cloud.  They have been doing so in a methodical and careful way, following the Blueprint for the Security of Judicial information and the Guidelines for Migration of Judicial Information to a Cloud Service Provider.… Read More