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.

Lessons In Leadership: Jessica Lockett Interviewed for High Performance Counsel

Oct 2, 2017 4:19:22 PM | Marketing

This post was originally published on High Performance Counsel and has been republished here with permission.

Jessica Lockett, Director of Legal Solutions at Commonwealth Legal, a division of Ricoh Canada, shares her professional journey and expert insight into the future of our industry for High Performance Counsel's "Baker's Dozen" Interview. 

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Topics: Published Articles, Jessica Lockett

Efficient Document Reviews Help Argue Costs

Sep 8, 2017 3:20:37 PM | Jessica Lockett

THE CASE:

There has been a lot of buzz about the Ernst & Young Inc. v. Essar Global Fund Ltd et al, 2017 ONSC 4017 (CanLII) Ontario Superior Court decision regarding the recovery of eDiscovery document review costs within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). While on the surface it may look like the Court attempted to liken apples to oranges by comparing the dissimilar outsourced review costs borne by each of the Applicant (“Algoma”) and the Defendant (the “Essar Defendants”), this is not the case.

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Topics: Intelligent Review, Jessica Lockett, TAR

6 Common Myths About Technology-Assisted Review

May 4, 2017 3:37:25 PM | Jessica Lockett

Myths, misconceptions, alternative facts... whatever you want to call them, these days they seem to have a way of working themselves into all facets of our lives, and the eDiscovery industry is no exception. Technology is constantly changing and evolving, and misinformation can lead even the most seasoned legal professional down the wrong path.

Here are six common myths about Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) that we'd like to dispel and uncover the truth once and for all. 

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Topics: Intelligent Review, Jessica Lockett

Seeking Inspiration from Effective Workflows

Feb 3, 2017 12:54:07 PM | Marketing

The editors of The Relativity Blog recently reached out vetern eDiscovery professionals to get their tips on how to engage your eDiscovery teams in order to get everyone on board with using analytics tools. 

Among the interviewed experts were our own Yvette Bula, Senior Director, Discovery Solutions, and Jessica Lockett, Director, Legal Solutions, who had this to say about seeking inspiration from effective workflows in order to encourage their teams:

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Topics: Relativity, Yvette Bula, Jessica Lockett

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

Yes, we can review 650,000 emails in just a few days.

Nov 8, 2016 8:04:35 PM | Sean Lynch

During the course of the 500-day-long U.S. Presidential Election campaign, there has been a great amount of discussion and concern surrounding the review of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Most recently, James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sent a letter to Congress indicating that the FBI had “reviewed” all 650,000 documents contained on a newly-discovered laptop owned by Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton.

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

Commonwealth Legal Launches Intelligent Review

Oct 6, 2016 10:02:36 AM | Marketing

A revolutionary document review offering that seamlessly aligns human expertise with technology efficiency.

TORONTO, ON, CANADA – October 6, 2016 – Commonwealth Legal, a division of Ricoh Canada and the Canadian leader in ediscovery solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service offering: Intelligent Review.

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Topics: Press Release, Intelligent Review, Jessica Lockett