Board of Directors
Ann Halkett is the Manager, eDiscovery Services at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. She has worked with, and is certified in, a number of litigation support software tools and has a Project Management Certificate from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. She is consulted on a wide variety of systems and technologies from evidence management to trial presentations and creates and maintains standards and best practices for the use of litigation support solutions and processes. She currently teaches the “Electronic Evidence and Litigation Technology” course in the Paralegal Program at Vancouver Community College. She is the past-chair of each of the British Columbia Legal Management Association Litigation Support Subsection, and Information Technology Subsection, and has presented at many CLE’s, and conferences.
Veronica MacInnis is the eDiscovery Case Manager in the Litigation Department of Stikeman Elliott in Vancouver. With over a decade of paralegal and litigation support experience, she assists in all stages of complex commercial litigation matters, ensuring timeliness, cost effectiveness, and quality of each project. Prior to volunteering with ACEDS, Veronica served as a director with the BC Paralegal Association for over eight years.
Lisa has extensive knowledge in the design and use of various document management support systems utilized for complex, document-intensive, and often multi-party claims. In her role as one of the eDiscovery Specialists for the firm, she provides advice and support to assist with the firm’s various litigation support software, providing on-site technical support to other paralegals and lawyers, as well as assisting clients with the collection of their electronically stored information, and the review, analysis and production of same. Lisa is a Summation iBlaze Certified End-User and Case Manager as well as a Summation Pro Certified End-User. Lisa is a contributing member of the Practice + Procedures Focus Group that assists the court with the drafting and updating of the Electronic Practice Directive and the Guidelines on Benchmarking of Costs paper for the Canadian Judicial Council.
Peter Sanford leads Deloitte’s eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Document Review practice in Western Canada. He has experience working on hundreds of matters involving discovery readiness, preservation, analysis and reporting on electronic evidence, data processing, and hosting of data in web applications. In addition, Peter has extensive experience in the use of structured and conceptual analytics to assist in prioritizing client data for review. A trusted advisor in the Western Canadian legal community, Peter helps remove the complexity of eDiscovery by providing clear communication and reliable project management on complex cases.
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Monique is a Litigation Support & eDiscovery Supervisor for Harper Grey LLP and helps manage the team of eDiscovery technicians to ensure their robust eDiscovery and litigation support needs are met for all their clients. She has over 20 years’ experience in the litigation and eDiscovery realm. She is also co-creator and instructor of the Electronic Discovery and Litigation Technology course at Vancouver Community College. Monique is the Co-chair and a contributing member of the Practice + Procedures Focus Group that assists the court with the drafting and updating of the Electronic Practice Directive and the Guidelines on Benchmarking of Costs paper for the Canadian Judicial Council. She is a member of the BC Paralegal Association, British Columbia Legal Management Association – Litigation Support Subsection, Association of Litigation Support Professionals (Vancouver), and International Legal Technology Association – Co-Member Liaison for Vancouver.
Fern Boese is a Litigation & eDiscovery Specialist at Fraser Litigation Group in Vancouver, a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with over 30 years of legal experience in a variety of roles, including assisting firm clients, lawyers and paralegals with their eDiscovery needs. Roles have included serving as liaison between lawyers, clients and vendors throughout all stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model to ensure best practices are followed in a cost-effective manner, while helping establish firm standards for handling large eDiscovery projects and spearheading litigation support software rollouts, training and troubleshooting.
Yvonne Van Vliet
Director at Large
Yvonne Van Vliet is a paralegal and certified eDiscovery specialist working with the advocacy department in Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP’s Vancouver office. Yvonne supports lawyers in preparing for, strategizing, and conducting trials and hearings in civil litigation matters with an emphasis on product liability, insurance, and personal injury. She also provides support through the use of electronic discovery software platforms to organize, review, analyze, and produce electronically stored information for use at discovery and trial. Yvonne has achieved the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist certification administered by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists and holds the Osgoode Certificate in E-Discovery, Information Governance and Privacy.
Director at Large
Natasha is a Business Development Executive for Ricoh Canada’s eDiscovery group across British Columbia. She is a bilingual, legal tech expert with over 25 years of experience in helping organizations implement efficient and sustainable business solutions. In her current role, she works closely with legal teams in law firm, corporate and government settings. She fosters strong working relationships and is passionate about solving her clients’ toughest challenges by leveraging technology, streamlining processes and mitigating risks — all while improving their bottom line. She previously held certification across six eDiscovery applications. With Ricoh’s recent commitment to RelativityOne, she quickly ramped up her certifications to include RelativityOne and Relativity Certified Sales Pro. Prior to starting with Ricoh eDiscovery in 2006, Natasha worked in various sectors including government, legal and healthcare — all of which have given her a unique perspective on the specific needs of corporations and their legal counsel.
Director at Large
Johanna C. Mustapic is the owner of Triage Data Solutions Inc., a litigation service bureau that has been providing document management services to the legal community throughout North America since 2000. Their services include gathering and processing eDiscovery, online database hosting, scanning, OCR, data entry, training and technical support. Johanna is a Certified Paralegal from Capilano University, a certified trainer on Reveal, Eclipse and Summation and has extensive experience with many other litigation programs. She has worked in the legal industry since 1990 in both the public and private sector, including ICBC, Department of Justice and the former Swinton & Company, now Miller Thomson LLP. She regularly speaks at conferences and loves showing firms how handle their workload more efficiently by using technology. She knows first-hand how much time it can save when used properly!
Director at Large
Lisa has over 25 years of experience in litigation support, with a focus on the use of technology and ediscovery. Her experience has been acquired working on numerous cases in various areas of litigation, including complex commercial matters, class actions and public enquiries. Many of these involved multiple parties and voluminous documentation. Lisa has been instrumental in the development and implementation of electronic databases, not only for the purposes of preservation of documents and evidence, identification, organization, review and production, but also for managing transcripts, summaries, answers to undertakings and research. She also regularly works with both domestic and foreign clients to assist with data preservation, collection and document management.
Director at Large
Anatoliy is an associate lawyer at Lindsay LLP, where he represents international and domestic insurers in matters involving large-scale property losses and environmental claims. His strong background in information technology, including legal technology and eDiscovery, makes him particularly valuable to companies facing document intensive disputes. Prior to joining Lindsay LLP, Anatoliy worked at a boutique personal injury firm and in the litigation department of a full service law firm in Alberta. He also spent a year negotiating better conditions of detention in Kyrgyzstan on behalf of an international humanitarian organization, and was a member of two legal teams at an international criminal tribunal. As a member of the Sedona Canada group, he participated in drafting of the third edition of the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery, and wrote an article on the application of the Sedona Principles in the Canadian jurisprudence. He is also a contributor to the CanLII’s Guide to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Rules.