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

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

Heuristica Sponsors the CBA 2019 Competition Law Fall Conference

Heuristica Sponsors the CBA 2019 Competition Law Fall Conference

We are pleased to sponsor the annual CBA Competition Law Fall Conference in Ottawa October 17th and 18th.

 

This is the leading Canadian event for competition law and policy professionals.  The conference brings together all segments of the competition law community, including Canadian and international enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, economists and academics in order to share knowledge, experience and advice regarding all areas of competition law and policy, including mergers, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action proceedings and deceptive marketing practices.

 

Participants will benefit from thoughtful and practical insights from distinguished panels of Canadian and international competition law experts, and they will leave the conference with a sound understanding of current and emerging issues in the area of competition law and policy.… Read More