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

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

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

O’Donnell Receives OBA President’s Award

O’Donnell Receives OBA President’s Award

We are very pleased to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, has been chosen to receive the 2020 Ontario Bar Associations’ (OBA) President’s Award.

 

The OBA President’s Award recognizes the significant contribution of an individual Canadian or Canadian organization, which, in the view of the OBA President, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Justice in Ontario or elsewhere.

 

Upon hearing that she had been chosen to receive the award O’Donnell said, “I’m extremely honoured to have been selected to receive this award and to be considered to have made a significant contribution to the advancement of justice in Ontario by championing the need for more efficient discovery processes, the adoption of leading technology in legal practice and the promotion of access to justice in all areas of law”.… Read More

O’Donnell Speaks at OBA Momentum Summit

O’Donnell Speaks at OBA Momentum Summit

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will speak at the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Momentum Summit, in a session entitled “Insights from a Trailblazer in Legal Innovation”. 

 

The Momentum Summit is the culmination of a year of dedicated efforts by the OBA to advance gender equality in the legal profession.  The Summit will focus on practical solutions that the legal profession can implement.  Speakers will discuss what is being done in the Ontario legal profession as well as in other professions and jurisdictions.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of what they can do to achieve greater equality in their workplaces.… Read More