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

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

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

Vicars speaks at Women in Law Summit

Vicars speaks at Women in Law Summit

Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, will speak at Canadian Lawyer’s Women in Law Summit

 

The Summit is part of an ongoing mission to recognize, celebrate and boost the careers of women in law and inspire the next generation of leaders in the profession.  It provides a forum to discuss solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in the legal sector.

 

The agenda includes a host of industry presentations and panel discussions featuring influential thought-leaders from Canada?s top law firms and companies.  Sessions include the following panel discussions and presentations:

 

  • Breaking through the glass ceiling: supporting women into leadership positions
  • Addressing unconscious bias and discrimination
  • Defining your own success as a lawyer
  • Leveraging flexible work practices to support better work-life balance
  • Utilizing mentorship opportunities to grow your career
  • Tackling the wage gap
  • Executing diversity and inclusion strategies that attract and retain female talent

Lynne will participate as part of the panel discussion on “Defining your own success as a lawyer”.… Read More

ILCO Fellowship Course – Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles

ILCO Fellowship Course – Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles

Leading eDiscovery practitioners from Heuristica Discovery Counsel will once again teach the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Fellowship Course “Electronic Discovery Practice and Principles“.

 

Designed for litigation support professionals and law clerks, this course will explore the legal and practical principles of electronic discovery in a legal practice context.

 

Using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the Sedona Canada Principles, we will discuss the issues and tasks underlying each phase of the process.  With an emphasis on proportionality and defensibility at every stage, practical information will be covered, including:

 

  • cooperative discovery planning
  • the supporting evidence required for discovery motions
  • and the admissibility of evidence

We also will cover how to best work in a cost-effective manner and bring value to the legal team and client.… Read More