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Partner Susan Wortzman authors third edition of E-Discovery in Canada

Toronto, May 29, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of E-Discovery in Canada. Authored and edited by Susan Wortzman, partner and Director of E-Discovery, and a team of experienced contributors, the book covers everything lawyers, in-house counsel and law clerks need to know about conducting e-Discovery, from preservation to proportionality to costs. E-Discovery and the technology driving its development promises to revolutionise how law firms manage increasing amounts of pre-trial evidence. This book outlines how the most up-to-date lawyers and law firms are turning this to their advantage with better outcomes for all parties involved.

In today’s legal market, litigation requires the discovery of electronically stored information and managing the phases of e-Discovery in a practical and cost-effective manner. This book captures recent developments in case law and updates the reader on the latest e-Discovery rules and procedures. It provides an overview of best practices that have emerged over the past several years and describes how project management principles can apply to the process. Susan and her team of authors have done the research and paved the way for a better understanding of e-Discovery in all facets of legal practise. Learn from the leading e-Discovery professionals in Canada and find out how to leverage their know-how for better outcomes for your clients’ in this revised and updated edition.

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This guide is a valuable addition to any collection on civil practice and discovery practices. It is published by LexisNexis and is available for purchase by clicking the link below.

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New topics in this edition include:

  • e-Discovery and project management, collaboration and cooperation between counsel, preservation and destruction of electronically stored information in Canada

  • Identifying, collecting and processing electronically stored information (ESI)

  • Analyzing ESI using Technology/Assisted Review (TAR), and managed review best practices

  • Updated SCC pronouncement on proportionality, Hryniak v. Mauldin

  • Explaining the preservation and destruction of ESI

  • Clarifying the critical steps of identifying, collecting and processing ESI

  • How TAR can be used in almost any phase of the e-Discovery process

  • Best practices for managed review and tips achieving cost savings

  • Update information on the costs of e-Discovery 

Susan Wortzman is one of Canada’s most respected e-Discovery lawyers, and the founder of Wortzmans, the country’s leading e-Discovery and information governance firm. Susan provides advice to clients concerning the management of e-discovery, from preservation, identification, collection, processing, review and production of electronic records. She works extensively with her clients on litigation, tribunal and regulatory matters, including Competition Bureau matters. She also provides advice to clients on information management and technology strategies. In December 2016, McCarthy Tétrault acquired Wortzmans, bringing further strength to the firm’s integrated national platform, offering clients more efficiency and technological advantage to their litigation mandates and more.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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