O’Donnell and Felsky Contribute to eLitigation Course

O’Donnell and Felsky Contribute to eLitigation Course

The firm is excited to contribute to the University of Calgary Law School‘s innovative new eLitigation course. 

 

Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, is co-instructing the course and Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, will contribute as a guest lecturer.

 

The course, taught by Assistant Professor Gideon Christian, is a specialized civil litigation course that seeks to introduce students to the practice of litigation in the era of social distancing.  The intent is to develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to initiate and conduct litigation using electronic technology, and to foster specialized competence in the commencement and conduct of civil proceedings virtually. … Read More

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

O’Donnell and Felsky Recognized as Leading eDiscovery Practitioners

O’Donnell and Felsky Recognized as Leading eDiscovery Practitioners

Who’s Who Legal has once again identified Crystal O’Donnell, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel, as leading eDiscovery practitioners in Canada in their Who’s Who Legal Canada 2020 Directory.

 

Who’s Who Legal Canada “this year recognizes 26 e-discovery practitioners who rank highly for their field-leading expertise in the identification, collation and analyses of electronic data for preparation as evidence and for their skillful development of strategies for clients”.

 

The directory says that “Crystal O’Donnell of Heuristica receives plaudits as a ‘remarkably innovative and entrepreneurial e-discovery expert'”.

 

O’Donnell and Felsky are recognized for their achievements alongside only 22 other lawyers and 2 eDiscovery experts. … 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

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