On Tuesday night, Wortzman Nickle gathered its Review Team at Campbell House in downtown Toronto. The meeting’s agenda included both educational and social components, as well as a surprise special guest speaker. The ironic combination of e-discovery and technology in an historical, almost pioneer setting was not lost on anyone!
The educational component included Wortzman and Nickle’s “E-Discovery A to Z” presentation, with able assistance from Caskey. While our Review Team generally focuses on the review aspect of the e-discovery process, they are also involved on different matters with the preservation, identification and collection stages. Others also assist us with Records Management Policies. This was an opportunity to ensure that the entire Team was up to speed on the e-discovery stages and cutting edge technology.
The educational component was a two-way street, and it included Wortzman and Nickle obtaining information from our team. Well-versed in and experienced with numerous review platforms and e-discovery software, we solicited and received our review lawyers’ candid opinions about what technology is the best of the best.
Our special guest, Jonathan Redgrave, is a well-known e-discovery guru from the Washington D.C. area and a good friend to our firm. Presently practicing with Nixon Peabody, he has previously appeared in our blog as a guest contributor. Jonathan joined us on Tuesday night to provide our team with the emerging e-discovery trends from south of the border. He is an engaging speaker and as usual, charmed the crowd.
The social aspect of the evening afforded an opportunity for our various review lawyers to get to know each other, and the Wortzman Nickle lawyers, legal analysts and staff better, outside the context of document review projects. We have a very interesting and accomplished group of lawyers who work with our firm. They include a published writer, a film-maker and a former Olympian (a silver medallist no less!) to name a few. Many of our Review Team lawyers have been with us since we opened our firm in October 2007 – a few others worked with Susan Wortzman for years prior to that. With their sound legal and technical judgment, dedication to individual files, and e-discovery experience, our team really is the Dream Team for e-discovery.