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

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

Heuristica Writes eDiscovery Series for Canada’s Construction Industry

Heuristica Writes eDiscovery Series for Canada’s Construction Industry

Heuristica is pleased to author a ten part series of articles about eDiscovery for ConstructCanada, the authoritative voice of Canada’s construction industry.

 

The articles explore practical tools and strategies to proactively manage costs and effectively navigate through the eDiscovery process for litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.  The series will be published each week in both the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

 

The articles provide practical tips on document management, data mapping, discovery planning, custodian interviews, document processing and hosting, eDiscovery technology, and explores proposed arbitration rules and alternative dispute resolution.

 

Article One:  eDiscovery preparedness – Document Management Systems, Part 1

October 8, 2020

Candice Chan-Glasgow, Director of Review Services and Counsel

 

An initial step for any construction company looking to proactively manage costs through the eDiscovery process is to re-examine its document management system (DMS).… 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

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