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.

Innovation Insight: Crossing the AI Rubicon

Oct 28, 2017 10:32:01 AM | Marketing

Co-authored by Thomas Connor, Technical Specialist, and Karyn Harty, Partner, of McCann FitzGerald. Thomas and Karyn will be joining us for Technology in Practice 2017 as our Thursday Morning Keynote Speakers.

Instead of fighting the change that is prevalent in the legal industry, McCann FitzGerald embraced it by turning disruptive, cutting-edge technology to their advantage, and using it to support their expert legal advice to the ultimate benefit of their clients.

"The onus is on us to ask ourselves: how can we leverage these new and emerging technologies to create innovative and sustainable revenue streams?”
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Topics: TIP Conference, eDiscovery, Artificial Intelligence

Webinar Announcement: Big Data, IoT, Wearable - The Future is Here

Oct 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM | Marketing

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Join Ricoh and ACEDs during this informative webinar where speaker Eric Mandel, Director of Solutions Architecture at Ricoh USA, will be discussing the intersection of the IoT, wearables and big data and its impact on data privacy and protection and discovery.

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Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery

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

Aug 25, 2017 4:45:40 PM | Marketing

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.

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Topics: Press Release, eDiscovery

Ricoh Becomes Sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

Aug 10, 2017 3:53:42 PM | Marketing

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.

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Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery, Sponsorships

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

Jun 5, 2017 2:56:07 PM | Marketing

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.

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Topics: Ricoh, eDiscovery, Ricoh On Demand

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

Texting Evidence: Common Law Developments to Consider

Feb 23, 2017 4:14:22 PM | Philippe Gollin


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Topics: ESI, eDiscovery, Philippe Gollin

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

Jan 20, 2017 8:42:05 AM | Sean Lynch

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.

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

5 of Our Favourite eDiscovery YouTube Videos

Jan 6, 2017 3:14:06 PM | Marketing

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? 

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Topics: eDiscovery

Canadian Observations in the Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Dec 15, 2016 6:49:30 PM | Jennifer Johnson

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:

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Topics: Jennifer Johnson, eDiscovery