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

Virtual Hearings – Here to Stay?

Virtual Hearings – Here to Stay?

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director, Review Services and Counsel

 

July 24, 2020

 

On July 6, 2020, courtrooms in certain locations across Ontario resumed in-person proceedings, and each week, additional courtrooms across the province are continuing to re-open. 

 

However, Chief Justice Morawetz’s July 21, 2020 Notice to the Profession recognizes that not all participants may be comfortable attending a courthouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that virtual hearings should be explored when requested.

 

Counsel and parties facing a request for a virtual hearing should consider Justice Myers’ recent order that an examination for discovery proceed by video conference.  Justice Myers wrote in Arconti v.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

Vicars Participates in Relativity Fest Panel Discussion

Vicars Participates in Relativity Fest Panel Discussion

Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, will participate in a Relativity Fest Panel discussion entitled “Emerging Leadership Roles in Law Firms“.

 

The roles of law firm leadership are moving towards technology.  We’re seeing new and divergent roles that blend the boundary between law and technology and often merge them into the same person.

 

The wave that brought us the chief innovation officers several years ago has morphed to bring us data science attorneys, chief transformation officers, and chief disruption officers.

 

Lynne will participate alongside several other lawyers with similarly new titles and roles and will describe how they got where they are and where they see these new roles going.… Read More

O’Donnell Speaks at Relativity Fest in Chicago

O’Donnell Speaks at Relativity Fest in Chicago

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, is a featured speaker at Relativity Fest 2019 in Chicago and will present Reimagining Review:  Disrupting Traditional Models.

 

Technological changes can have a substantial impact on business models and client expectations.  In her session, Crystal will discuss how Relativity and RelativityOne can be used to fundamentally disrupt traditional review strategies and business models?ultimately providing tremendous opportunities for law firms and corporate legal departments.

 

Attendees will also learn how to maintain control over one of the most important aspects of litigation and disclosure, reduce the cost of e-discovery, and provide clients with a better work product. … Read More