Extract from Elizabeth Raymer’s article “E-discovery evolution”
Digital tools to use in discovery have been evolving over the past decade or so, from glorified Excel databases to very technically sophisticated software.
“The tools now are incredible,” says Sarah Millar, discovery counsel at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, a litigation boutique firm in Toronto, whose practice focuses exclusively on discovery. E-discovery technology has grown by leaps and bounds recently, she says, and the legal profession in Canada has embraced it. “The sophisticates in the U.S. were using the technology before us, but here, the uptake has been incredible in the last two or three years.”