Technology in Practice: The Blog

Technology in Practice is an annual litigation technology conference that provides educational and practical content for Canadian legal professionals. It is hosted by Commonwealth Legal and supported by our technology partners and fellow industry experts.

ACEDs: Personal Reflections on #TIPTO17

Nov 22, 2017 1:45:01 PM | Marketing


Kaylee Walstad, ACEDs and Ian Campbell, iCONECT (pictured in front) take a group selfie at the ACEDs sponsored Thought-Leaders Social during Technology in Practice 2017.

Mary Mack, Executive Director and Kaylee Walstad, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at ACEDs share their experiences and take-aways from Technology in Practice 2017 as sponsors, speakers and attendees of the conference. 

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Topics: Published Articles, ACEDS

The Spring 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Apr 25, 2017 2:44:33 PM | Marketing

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The term ‘business’ represents the economic factors that impact the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products and services. The purpose of the survey is to provide a subjective baseline for understanding the trajectory of the business of eDiscovery through the eyes of industry professionals. 

Last year we advocated for the separate tracking of the Canadian perspective of this quarterly survey and the ensuing results were very insightful to our specific market. We are thrilled that this survey will once again separate Canadian responses from those of our American neighbors and other global markets and results will be broken out for geographic measurement. 

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Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS

Just How Different ARE the Canadian and American eDiscovery Markets?

Nov 18, 2016 12:06:56 PM | Marketing

In this latest article from LegalTech News, Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Commonwealth Legal and Sean Lynch, Manager, Legal Solutions, give us their insights on a few key differences:

  1. A smaller, more tight knit eDiscovery community in Canada brings about close working relationships and the adoption of best practices;

  2. The preponderance of women in litigation support roles in Canada further fosters cooperation;

  3. Canadian clients are using analytics more and more during Early Case Assessment and prior to review (such as through the use of our Intelligent Review solutions) in order to adhere to the principle of proportionality as mandated by the Sedona Canada Principles. In fact, a full 82% of Commonwealth’s clients apply some sort of conceptual analytics to their file; and

  4. Canadian corporations are more likely to be the drivers behind and increase in eDiscovery technologies usage.

Read the full article here.

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Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Oct 22, 2016 10:03:00 AM | Marketing

Commonwealth Legal has proudly become an Organizational Advocate of the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey. This is a non-scientific, quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The term ‘business’ represents the economic factors that impact the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products and services.

New for Fall 2016, we are pleased to announce that the survey will now separate Canadian responses from those of our American neighbours.

Take the Fall 2016 Survey

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Topics: ACEDS

ACEDS and Technology in Practice 2016

Oct 5, 2016 11:17:10 AM | Marketing

We are excited to announce that Mary Mack, an ediscovery pioneer and the Executive Director of ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, will be participating at Technology in Practice 2016.

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Topics: TIP Conference, ACEDS