Session Details

Agenda & Session Details

7:30 –
8:30AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 –
8:45AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 –
9:45AM

Your Digital Footprint and the Future of eDiscovery

This informative and engaging presentation from Tom Howe, a practicing lawyer and the President of Legal Technology Group Inc, will take you on a journey of ediscovery. This is a reflection on the history of ediscovery and how today we are all surrounded by and creating new digital evidence constantly. The session will also discuss the future of ediscovery with emerging technologies, new data sources, and possible changes in law that will be important to all of us.

SPEAKER:
Tom Howe
, President, Legal Technology Group, Inc

9:45 –
10:00AM
Coffee Break
10:00 –
11:15AM

360° Review Management

Join us for this panel session focused on proven methodologies to ensure a successful review strategy on  any case. Learn how to design a review workflow and tactical plan to ensure that you have the right process, technology and people in place for an efficient, accurate and defensible review.

FACILITATOR:
Natasha Doucas, Manager, Litigation Support Consulting,
Commonwealth Legal

PANEL:

  • Anne Glover, Counsel, eDiscovery and Legal Project Management, Blakes (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver)
  • Lorraine Klemens, Litigation Law Clerk, Bennett Jones (Toronto)
  • Sarah Millar, Associate, Litigation, Osler (Toronto)
  • Shelby Austin, Owner, ATD Legal Services (Calgary)
  • Pam Nutter, Senior Law Clerk, Oslers (Calgary)
  • Kim Smith, Litigation Support Manager, Norton Rose Canada (Calgary)
  • Tracy Ayling, Litigation Support Consultant (Vancouver)
  • Ann Halkett, Litigation Support Coordinator, Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP (Vancouver)
  • Michael Conde, National Director of Litigation Support, Borden Ladner Gervais (Vancouver)

11:15 –
12:15PM

Technology Assisted Document Review

In this session you will learn how and when to use technology assisted review tools such as Predictive Coding, Analytics and Near Duplication. See the technology in action and learn how to leverage these tools to reduce data, predict costs, and find relevant documents.

SPEAKERS:
Tom Groom, Vice President, Discovery Engineering, D4 eDiscovery
Chuck Rothman, Director, eDiscovery Services, Wortzman Nickle

12:15 –
1:15PM
Lunch
1:15 –
2:15PM

Cloud Computing for the Legal Profession

The legal profession’s view and recommendations for secure web-hosting solutions.

Gavin Hume spearheaded one of the first Working Groups in Canada to assess cloud computing for the legal industry and produced the “Law Society of BC Report on Cloud Computing“.

During this informative session, Mr. Hume will provide an update on the findings and recommendations outlined in the report, along with an overview of what “Cloud Computing” is, why it is important to litigation lawyers and professionals, and how to effectively manage any potential security risks.

SPEAKER:
Gavin Hume QC, Harris & Company

2:15 –
2:45PM

Social Media: The New ESI Frontier

Preserving and Collecting Data from Social Media Sites

See the latest advancements and learn proven techniques for managing social media as evidence.

SPEAKER:
Tom Groom, Vice President, Discovery Engineering, D4 eDiscovery

2:45 –
3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00 –
4:00PM

Data Reduction and Culling Techniques

Strategically reduce large data collections while managing the risks and optimizing your results. Learn about the best methodologies and tools required to continuously and effectively assess and reduce your data collection.

FACILITATORS:
Drew Climie, Solutions Architect, Commonwealth Legal (Toronto)
Hugo Ban, Regional Director, Western Canada, Commonwealth Legal (Calgary, Vancouver)

PANEL:

  • Natasha Doucas, Manager, Litigation Support Consulting,
  • Commonwealth Legal (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver)
  • Tom Groom, Vice President, Discovery Engineering, D4 eDiscovery (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver)
  • Marcy McKee, Associate, Litigation and eDiscovery, Blakes (Toronto)
  • Debbie Miller, Manager, Litigation Support and eDiscovery, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell (Toronto)
  • Rene Hamel, Sr Manager Forensic Technology, TD Bank Financial Group (Toronto)
  • Michelle Nash, President, M. Nash Consulting (Toronto)
  • Hugo Ban, Regional Director, Western Canada, Commonwealth Legal (Calgary, Vancouver)
  • Tracy Mettimano, Paralegal, Fraser Milner Casgrain (Calgary)
  • Pam Nutter, Senior Law Clerk, Oslers (Calgary)
  • Jenny Redford, IT Consultant/ Paralegal, Singleton Urquhart (Vancouver)
  • Xavier Williams, Litigation Document Specialist, Stikeman Elliott (Vancouver)

4:00 –
5:00PM

Shifting Technology Paradigms

Major technology shifts are occurring in the marketplace. Join us for a glimpse of what the latest technology platforms have to offer in relation to old and new paradigms around document management, and compare the effectiveness of these leading software solutions in relation to your core requirements.

SPEAKERS:
Christopher Walker, Manager, Litigation Technology Services,
Torys LLP (Toronto)
Hugo Ban, Regional Director, Western Canada, Commonwealth Legal (Calgary)

TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS:
Natasha Doucas, Manager, Litigation Support Consulting,
Commonwealth Legal (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver)
Lisa Wiley, Litigation Support Consultant, Commonwealth Legal
(Toronto)

5:00 –
7:30PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
Thomson Reuters

Locations:
Toronto – Thomson Hotel’s 1812 Lounge
Calgary – Hotel le Germain’s Assiniboine Room
Vancouver – Shangri-La Hotel’s Xi-Shi Lounge

**Sessions are subject to change without notice and may vary in different cities.**