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E-discovery from a Canadian Perspective

Posted by rjbiii on December 17, 2007

The ALSP (Association for Litigation Support Professionals) has posted an interview with Canadian attorney, and legal technology expert, Martin Felsky, who, inter alia, discusses differences in electronic discovery processes between the U.S. and his country:

In Canada the issue of how much e-Discovery must be conducted is decided using a proportionality test that weighs the need for the electronic data compared to the costs and burdens of producing it in the context of the amounts in controversy and the issues in the case. Counsel tend to reduce the volume to be examined whereas in the US the attitude is more along the lines of we have to find and process virtually everything that might be relevant.

Mr. Felsky discusses his background, as well as other differences between the two legal systems…

[HT: Information Governance Engagement Area]

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