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Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial (ProView online only)
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Editors: Bryan Finlay Q.C., Marie-Andrée Vermette and Michael Statham With contributions from: Caroline Abela, Stephen Doak, Paul D. Guy, Nikiforos Iatrou, Stephanie L. Turnham, David Vitale and John Wilkinson

Electronic data is modifying how lawyers interact, changing how information is collected and used, and transforming our courtrooms. This in-depth resource examines and analyzes the issues relating to electronic documents, including:

  • The sources and types of electronic documents
  • Records management policies
  • The legal framework governing e-discovery in Canada
  • The preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronic documents
  • The use of electronic evidence at trial

This dynamic and burgeoning aspect of legal practice is clarified and explained with extensive reference to relevant Canadian and U.S. authorities.

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About the Author

Bryan Finlay, Q.C., is senior trial and appellate counsel at WeirFoulds LLP, where he has practised since 1969, having clerked for Justice Spence of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an Honorary Overseas member of the Commercial Bar Association (England and Wales); a co-editor of Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial, and of Witness Preparation: A Practical Guide, both published by Thomson Reuters.  Since 2015, Bryan has also been on the Advisor Roster for Toronto for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute.

Marie-Andrée Vermette is a partner in WeirFoulds LLP's Litigation Group. Her broad litigation practice includes high-profile corporate/commercial disputes, public law cases, securities law cases, competition law matters, complex estate cases, and numerous appeals and judicial review applications. She was involved in the litigation between Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. which raised many e-discovery issues. She has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, before the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining WeirFoulds, she clerked for Mr. Justice Gonthier at the Supreme Court of Canada, and received her LL.M. from Columbia University in New York where she was named a James Kent Scholar. She was recognized as one of Canada's 2008 Lexpert "Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40".
Michael Statham is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP. His practice encompasses many aspects of corporate-commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex contractual disputes. Mr. Statham has specific experience in cross border commercial disputes, as well as in litigation raising issues of professional liability, taxation law, the rights and responsibilities of directors and officers, defamation, the defence of class actions and constitutional and public law. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Mr. Statham has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, and before various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.