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Commonwealth Legal Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Recertification for the 9th Year

Posted by Marketing

Aug 25, 2017 4:45:40 PM

TORONTO, ON, CANADA – AUGUST 25, 2017 – COMMONWEALTH LEGAL, a division of Ricoh Canada and the Canadian leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has once again achieved its ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management recertification. As trailblazers in the Canadian eDiscovery Market, Commonwealth Legal is the only ISO quality-certified eDiscovery service provider in Canada, and has been since 2008.


Topics: Press Release, eDiscovery

Ricoh Becomes Sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

Posted by Marketing

Aug 10, 2017 3:53:42 PM

We are pleased to announce that Ricoh has become a proud sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project (EDIP). Run by English Solicitor Chris Dale, the EDIP collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure/eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere.

Read the article below to learn more about the partnership between Ricoh and the EDIP.


Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery, Sponsorships

Webinar Announcement: How to Securely Manage Your eDiscovery Process – On Demand

Posted by Marketing

Jun 5, 2017 2:56:07 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

With increased pressure to do everything faster and more cost effectively, legal professionals are turning to the secure cloud to maximize their eDiscovery process now more than ever.

In this product showcase, discover how RICOH eDiscovery On Demand, with its anywhere, anytime availability, is a user-friendly, secure cloud-based solution that enables full control over the eDiscovery process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery

The Spring 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Posted by Marketing

Apr 25, 2017 2:44:33 PM

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. 


Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS

Texting Evidence: Common Law Developments to Consider

Posted by Philippe Gollin

Feb 23, 2017 4:14:22 PM



Topics: ESI, eDiscovery, Philippe Gollin

How Small and Mid-Sized Firms Can Leverage Review Analytics to Remain Competitive

Posted by Sean Lynch

Jan 20, 2017 8:42:05 AM

Small and mid-sized law firms face unique challenges when managing eDiscovery. Data volumes that seem manageable to a larger firm may be overwhelming to a boutique firm or sole-practitioner.


Topics: ESI, eDiscovery, Analytics, Intelligent Review, Sean Lynch, Jessica Lockett

5 of Our Favourite eDiscovery YouTube Videos

Posted by Marketing

Jan 6, 2017 3:14:06 PM

YouTube is an amazing place where you can quickly discover a new way to search, upload data, review social media or watch the best cat videos on the web. But with so much new content popping up almost daily, it's also easy to get lost inside its dark depths. Before you fall down the "YouTube rabbit hole", we've compiled our list of the five best videos you should watch to up your eDiscovery game.

What are some of your industry favourites? 


Topics: eDiscovery

Canadian Observations in the Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Posted by Jennifer Johnson

Dec 15, 2016 6:49:30 PM

Yesterday, I sat on a panel to discuss the recent eDiscovery Business Confidence survey results, which for the first time separated Canadian responses from those in the US. Canadians made up 20% of the respondents with 50% being law firms, and the other being made up largely of Government agencies and eDiscovery serrvice providers.

The survey results highlighted a few interesting subtleties in the Canadian eDiscovery marketplace:


Topics: Jennifer Johnson, eDiscovery

ACEDS Presents Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

Posted by Marketing

Dec 8, 2016 9:01:05 AM

Back in October, we proudly announced our involvement as an Organizational Advocate of the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, with the even more exciting news that the Fall 2016 Survey would now have separate Canadian responses from those of our American neighbours.

The Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence quarterly survey was completed on December 1, 2016 and results are now available online on the ComplexDiscovery blog.

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Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery, Sponsorships

Just How Different ARE the Canadian and American eDiscovery Markets?

Posted by Marketing

Nov 18, 2016 12:06:56 PM

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.


Topics: eDiscovery, ACEDS


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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. And now, we're bringing that unique perspective to you in the form of a blog.