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

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