Applied Discovery Announces Appointment of Former Counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office, to Support Canadian Electronic Discovery Growth

Appointment Provides Clients with Toronto-based Canadian Law Expertise to Support New Civil Discovery Regulations

Jan 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Applied Discovery

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 19, /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Discovery, a worldwide electronic discovery leader that offers multi-national collection, analytics, processing, review, and production services for law firms, corporations, and governmental entities engaged in audits, investigations, and litigation, today announced the appointment of Crystal O'Donnell, LL.B., LL.M., formerly counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office - Civil, to the role of Canadian electronic discovery consultant. In this role Ms. O'Donnell will be responsible for advising and supporting Canadian legal professionals in regards to the Applied Discovery complete portfolio of electronic discovery services.

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"With the increased focus on electronic discovery in Canada due to recent changes to various provincial Rules of Civil Procedure, it is important that our clients have access not only to the best electronic discovery services, but also to the best expertise to support Canadian legal requirements," shared Jon Resnick, vice president of client development and field operations at Applied Discovery. "The addition of Crystal's deep knowledge of the practical application of electronic discovery legislation rules in Canada serves as a great complement to our proven services and should allow us to continue to provide the level of service and expertise our clients deserve in their conduct of complex discovery."

"The growing importance of electronic discovery in Canada requires that electronic discovery providers not only understand their technology, but also understand the application of electronic discovery concepts in the context of Canadian law," stated Peg Duncan, e-discovery consultant and steering committee member for the Sedona Canada Working Group of The Sedona Conference®. "By seeking out Canadian-centric electronic discovery experts such as Crystal O'Donnell, Applied Discovery appears to recognize the specific needs of Canadian legal professionals."

To Learn More About Applied Discovery in Canada

To learn more about Applied Discovery and our capabilities in Canada, contact us at canada@applieddiscovery.com or visit us at LegalTech® New York on February 1-3, 2010, at either Booth #334 or at the LegalTech® Emerging Technology Track session on A New Model for Managing Discovery at 10:30am EST, on February 1, 2010.

About Applied Discovery

Applied Discovery is a worldwide electronic discovery leader that offers multi-national collection, analytics, processing, review, and production services for law firms, corporations, and governmental entities engaged in audits, investigations, and litigation. Based in Bellevue, WA, with East Coast headquarters in New York City and regional offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, Applied Discovery has served clients as part of the LexisNexis® portfolio of legal services since 2003.

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.

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