Toronto – March 22, 2010 – H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian provider of electronic discovery litigation support, today announced the release of the second edition of Electronic Discovery in Canada: Best Practices and Guidelines. Co-authored by Oleh Hrycko, CA·IFA and Chuck Rothman, P.Eng, Electronic Discovery in Canada provides introductions to the unique characteristics of electronic data and current Canadian eDiscovery practice directions and case law, as well as in-depth summaries of current e-discovery and computer forensics best practices.
“Much has changed in the world of electronic discovery in the two years since we published our first edition of this book,’ said Oleh Hrycko, president of H&A eDiscovery. “New national and provincial practice directions, guidelines and rules of procedure with respect to the collection, preservation, review and production of electronic evidence have been created, as has a new industry standard, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), which breaks the ‘black box’ of the complex electronic discovery process into a series of consecutive or concurrent elements which are more readily understood and measured.”
“We have taken the opportunity in this 2nd edition to provide an extensive series of how-to guides and checklists which correspond with each element of the EDRM model,” said Chuck Rothman, Director of eLitigation Services. “These e-discovery project management guidelines should prove to be of great assistance to legal professionals who are faced with pending litigation or perhaps tasked with developing a proactive document retention program or electronic litigation response program for an organization.”
New to the 2nd edition of Electronic Discovery in Canadaare:
· Practical, step-by-step guides and checklists to help legal professionals successfully manage all elements of an e-discovery project.
· The latest national and provincial e-discovery guidelines and practice directions, including the Revised Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and the Sedona Canada Principles.
· Updated U.S. and Canadian e-discovery case law summaries.
· Discussions of the benefits and limitations of current and emerging e-discovery technologies.
· An overview of electronic evidence in the courtroom.
Electronic Discovery in Canada: Best Practices and Guidelines, 2nd Edition is published by CCH Canadian Limited. For more information, or to order the book, visit www.cch.ca/legal/
About the Authors
Oleh Hrycko, CA.IFA, is the founder and president of H&A e-Discovery, a leading Canadian provider of electronic discovery and computer forensics litigation support with experience in many of Canada's largest eDiscovery cases. A court-qualified expert witness with over 20 years of litigation support experience, Oleh shares his unique perspectives on the rapidly evolving field of electronic discovery in Canada.
Chuck Rothman, P.Eng, is the former Director of eLitigation Services at H&A eDiscovery. The architect of H&A's user-friendly eExamine™ review platform and a frequent lecturer at Canadian e-discovery conferences, Chuck has the unique ability to describe the intricacies of electronic discovery technologies and processes in terminology that is easily understood.
About H&A eDiscovery
Founded in 1988, H&A eDiscovery is dedicated to helping legal professionals to strategically identify, capture, review and produce all forms of digital evidence. www.haediscovery.com