Mediating eDiscovery Disputes

A Canadian Perspective

THE HON. COLIN CAMPBELL, Q.C. | Neeson Arbitration Chambers
JESSICA KIMMEL | Partner, Goodmans LLP
TOM HOWE | Electronic Discovery Lawyer, Howe & Associates

One of the key challenges facing Canadian courts today is the management of eDiscovery disputes with limited resources. Join us as this elite panel of legal community stakeholders discuss a uniquely Canadian alternative to the U.S. eDiscovery Master Role. We’ll explore options for parties to facilitate the alignment of discovery plans themselves or, with the encouragement of the judge or arbitrator, hire a “neutral party” to resolve their ediscovery dispute. Where would the onus for Discovery Plans lie? What resources exist?  What precedents exist for this emerging trend?