eDiscovery Leaders Live: Carolyn Anger of Consilio

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live: Carolyn Anger of Consilio


Carolyn Anger, Senior Director, Canada at Consilio, joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.

Carolyn specializes in eDiscovery strategy and management. She has vast experience managing complex commercial litigation, investigations, and merger reviews. As a subject matter expert focusing on people, technology, and process management, Carolyn prides herself on providing practical, creative solutions through in-depth knowledge, project management principles, research, and previous hands-on experience. Carolyn is a leader who provides guidance and support on evidence management and case management issues, overcoming challenges by leveraging technology and best practices to manage the risks associated with electronic information.

Carolyn discussed eDiscovery in Canada and how it differs from the US, talked about the recent Master’s Conference held in Toronto and the eDiscovery community across the country, gave some insights into how they put together the new CEDS Canada certification, and shared thoughts on the openness and willingness of Canadians to use eDiscovery technology.


Key Highlights

    • [1:11] Introducing Carolyn.
    • [1:31] How Carolyn got into the world of eDiscovery.
    • [9:24] The role of proportionality in Canada.
    • [12:12] Thoughts on the recent Master’s Conference in Toronto.
    • [14:43] The first year for the event – and what the second annual might bring.
    • [16:26] The small and mighty Canadian eDiscovery community.
    • [19:11] Heavily based in Toronto but spanning the country through joint in-person events, virtual events, an annual salary survey, and more.
    • [21:54] How to get more involved and where to get help improving eDiscovery expertise.
    • [24:06] The CEDS Canada certification.
    • [25:39] The use of eDiscovery technology in Canada: an open and willing environment.

Key Quotes 

  • “It’s been a long time coming that we were able to finally make [The Master’s Conference in Toronto] happen. I was so pleased with how it went. The attendance was great. It was wonderful to have launched it in this year and to have it have been so successful in its first year.”
  • “The Canadian eDiscovery community is a very tightly woven community. We are small here compared to the US, but we are small and mighty. We really do stick together to try and support one another through our organizations such as Women in eDiscovery, ACEDS [which] now has two Canadian chapters, Sedona Canada…. We also have the Digital eDiscovery Working Group, which an Ontario-based think tank….”
  • “In 2021, we had multiple people from [Quebec, Ontario, Calgary, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia] who came together to help modify the existing US version [of the CEDS exam]. We Canadianized it and it’s a fantastic resource. It’s a great resource for new people coming into the market. It’s great for anyone to have. Even an experienced eDiscovery professional would benefit from having the certification.”
  • “The landscape [for the use of eDiscovery technology in Canada] is very good. I feel like Canadians are very open to trying new technology…. Because we have discovery plans in Ontario and part of your process is included in that discovery plan…, the parties will often agree upfront to use technology assisted review, for example, or other kinds of analytics. The feeling is quite transparent and very open….”

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