Vicars featured in Women Leading in Law Series

Vicars featured in Women Leading in Law Series

Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was recently featured in the Women Leading in Law series by Erin Cowling, of Cowling Legal Freelance.

 

In the article Lynne recounts a truly fascinating journey from her typing class in high school, to university, to how she ended up attending law school, to after graduating working at smaller firms in Alberta, then as inhouse counsel at a national bank, to her term as the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) President and finally to Heuristica where she is the firm’s Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer.

 

You can read the full article here.… 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

Firm Sponsors Digital Evidence & E-Discovery Institute

Firm Sponsors Digital Evidence & E-Discovery Institute

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor the 9th Annual Ontario Digital Evidence and E-Discovery Institute on Monday, November 18th at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre in downtown Toronto.

 

This popular full-day program brings together leading experts to talk about the latest developments in ediscovery and digital evidence.  The faculty will focus on the lifecycle of an ediscovery project, e-trials, and the use of digital evidence beyond traditional civil litigation.

 

Attendees will:

 

  • gain practical insight to effectively manage electronically stored information
  • benefit from a close look into technology assisted review
  • learn how to choose the right technology
  • learn how best to work with a vendor
  • find out what is happening at Sedona Canada
  • learn how to manage the ethical issues that arise with digital evidence and when using technology in discoveries

The Institute is a joint program of the Ontario Bar Association, The Law Society of Ontario, and The Advocates’ Society.… 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