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

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

Heuristica first to offer Discovery Referee Service

Heuristica first to offer Discovery Referee Service

The challenges we face with the COVID-19 pandemic are galvanizing courts and law firms everywhere to step up their virtual presence.

 

At Heuristica we have successfully transitioned our entire team to work from home.  The leadership team routinely keeps in touch using videoconferencing, and our reviewers collaborate with secure cloud-based tools.

 

Some of our law firm and corporate clients are wondering how this technology can help them pursue active litigation, even as Canadian courts are restricting in-person proceedings to matters of urgency.  Others are considering the benefits of early settlement to avoid the costs and uncertainty associated with further delays.

 

In either case, a Discovery Referee could help you. … Read More

Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Martin Felsky will participate as a panelist on The Sedona Conference Webinar on The Sedona Canada Commentary on Privacy and Information Security for Legal Service Providers:  Principles and Guidelines.

 

The legal world’s reliance on technology has created incredible efficiencies and as a result, personal and confidential information (“PCI”) is more readily available and at greater risk of being compromised.  Law firms and legal service providers are targets by hackers and data thieves.

 

Law firms and legal service providers have heightened responsibilities to protect the information entrusted to them.  They are subject to the same federal and provincial statutory regulations regarding data privacy and data security as other business entities but are also subject to professional ethics rules regarding technological competence and client confidentiality.… Read More

Heuristica is Premier Sponsor of The Advocates’ Society Fall Convention

Heuristica is Premier Sponsor of The Advocates’ Society Fall Convention

Once again, we are pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of The Advocates’ Society Annual Fall Convention and excited to host the Closing Reception and Dinner on Saturday night.

 

This year the Society’s marquee conference is being held November 6th to 10th at the Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas where attendees will enjoy collegiality and thought provoking CPD in an incredible setting.  As they say, “It’s always better in the The Bahamas“.

 

As always, Fall Convention will offer an exceptional CPD program with sessions such as:

 

  • A Lightning Round of Cases on the Cutting Edge
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • A Conversation with the Judiciary … The Judiciary in Progress
  • Connecting to Achieve Change
  • The Paperless Office

Additional highlights include discussions on “The Impact of Hurricane Dorian: A Discussion of Relief Efforts” and “Junkanoo: An Act of Advocacy” as well as a Keynote Address by Dr.Read More