2019 Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers' Choice Awards

Showcasing the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors.

2019 Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers' Choice Awards

Welcome to the third annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers’ Choice Awards. This feature is designed to allow you, our readers, to tell us which vendors and suppliers are the best at what they do. Whether it was a crucial service or a time-saving product, there was a category for you to cast your vote. From legal tech products to recruiters and legal research, the Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers’ Choice Awards showcases the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors.

More than 375 readers cast votes for their preferred suppliers and vendors in 34 categories. Lawyers and legal professionals rely on these businesses and that is why we have dedicated these pages to highlight those our readers recommend.

The Canadian Lawyer InHouse Readers’ Choice Awards were created by Canadian Lawyer InHouse with voting conducted via online ballot. Readers were notified of the ballot through direct emails, print and online advertising and social media. Results were compiled by the Canadian Lawyer InHouse team.

The ballot consisted of categories encompassing Consulting & Outsourcing Services,  Financial Services, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Litigation Support & Consulting, Recruiting, Staffing & Outsourcing and Training & Development. In total, almost 400 products and service providers were listed on the official ballot and voters were also given the opportunity to write in any businesses not listed.

Depending on the number of nominees, we have named the top three vote-getters in each category and listed them in alphabetical order. Categories with more than three winners indicate a tie.

Again, thanks for sharing your voice and your votes. Your opinions are reflected on the pages that follow. If you do not see your favourite business recognized, please be sure to vote next year.

Top service providers for in-house legal departments as selected by Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.

Consulting & Outsourcing Services
Financial Services
Legal Research
Legal Technology
Litigation Support & Consulting
Recruiting, Staffing & Outsourcing
Training & Development

CONSULTING & OUTSOURCING SERVICES
Benefits & Pension Consultants
Benchmark Benefits Solutions Inc.
Mercer
Morneau Shepell

Compensation Consultants
Mercer
Payscale, Inc.
Willis Towers Watson

Cyber Security Consultants
Deloitte®
IBM Canada Ltd.
PwC

Diversity/Employment Equity Consultants
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Catalyst
Diversity at Work
Pride at Work Canada

HR Management Consultants
Aon Hewitt Canada
Korn Ferry Hay Group
Willis Towers Watson

Risk Management Consultants
Deloitte®
KPMG
PwC

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Business Valuation Services
Deloitte®
KPMG LLP
PwC

Forensic Accounting Services
Deloitte®
Grant Thornton LLP
KPMG LLP
MNP LLP
PwC

Trustees in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Services
Deloitte®
Grant Thornton LLP
MNP LLP

LEGAL RESEARCH
Legal Research - Print & E-Books

Thomson Reuters
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Rd.
Toronto, ON M1T 3V4
Tel: 416-609-3800 (Toronto & international) / 800-387-5164 (toll free Canada & US)
Email: carswell.orders@thomsonreuters.com
Website: www.thomsonreuters.ca/legal
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine Canadian industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision-makers in the legal, tax and accounting, and media markets.

Carswell (Thomson Reuters)
Éditions Yvon Blais (Thomson Reuters)
Irwin Law
LexisNexis® Canada

Online Legal Research Resources - Primary Law


WestlawNext® Canada
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Rd.
Toronto, ON M1T 3V4
Tel: 866-609-5811
Email: WLNCorders.legaltaxcanada@tr.com
Website: westlawnextcanada.com
WestlawNext Canada is the leading provider of online legal research providing intelligent information to legal professionals that give them the competitive advantage.

Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ)
LexisNexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Online Legal Research Resources - Secondary Law

WestlawNext® Canada
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Rd.
Toronto, ON M1T 3V4
Tel:
866-609-5811
Email:
WLNCorders.legaltaxcanada@tr.com
Website:
westlawnextcanada.com
WestlawNext Canada is the leading provider of online legal research providing intelligent information to legal professionals that give them the competitive advantage.

CanLII Connects
LexisNexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY
Contract Due Diligence Software/Solutions
eBrevia
Kira Inc.
LinkSquares
Seal Software

Contract Management Software/ Solutions
Clio®
IBM Emptoris® Contract management
iManage

Digital Signature Software/Solutions
Adobe Sign
DocuSign®
HelloSign

eBilling/Accounting Software Solutions
Clio®
PC Law® (LexisNexis)
uLaw

E-Discovery Software/Solutions

Thomson Reuters
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Rd.
Toronto, ON M1T 3V4
Tel: 866-609-5811
Website: www.carswell.com/caselogistix
Case Logistix provides e-discovery teams with a more complete view of original documents, plus metrics to verify throughout every stage of the process. You’re able to quickly organize, review, analyze and produce anything from paper to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) — significantly reducing costs and mitigating risks associated with e-discovery.

Case Logistix (Thomson Reuters)
Eclipse SE (Ipro Tech, LLC)
IBM eDiscovery Solutions
Relativity (kCura LLC)

Legal Document Assembly Software/Solutions

Korbitec Inc.
8 King St. E., Suite 1200
Toronto, ON M5C 1B5
Tel: 416-363-1650
Email: info@korbitecinc.com
Website: www.korbitec.ca/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/2384172/
Twitter: @KorbitecACL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KorbitecACL/
Located in Toronto, Korbitec Inc.
(www.korbitecinc.com) is a leader in legal software automation development.  Our
flag-ship product — Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) — is used by over 450 Law Firms and over 14,000 lawyers and assistants throughout the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario producing over 1,000,000 documents per year.

Amicus® Attorney
Clio®
Korbitec Inc.
Leaflet Corporation

Legal Forms & Precedents Solutions

Practical Law Canada
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay St., Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
Tel: 800-387-5164 / 416-609-3800
Email: PLorders.legaltaxcanada@tr.com
Website: www.thomsonreuters.ca/practicallaw
Practical Law Canada provides you with legal know-how that gives you a better starting point. Our in-house team of expert lawyer-editors are dedicated to creating and maintaining time-saving resources, including practice notes, annotated precedents, market practice analysis, and more, so that you can practice more efficiently and improve response time.

LexisNexis Forms & Precedents
O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms (Thomson Reuters)
Practical Law Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Matter Management Software/Solutions

Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Rd.
Toronto, ON M1T 3V4
Tel: 800-387-5164
Email: LegalTracker-Sales@tr.com
Website: www.legaltracker.com
Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker is a SaaS system that integrates legal matter management, e-billing and analytics for corporations. Designed to give corporate law departments a clear view of their entire legal landscape, Tracker helps law departments implement tighter cost controls, reduce spend and drive efficient collaboration — both internally and with outside counsel.

Legal Suite Matter Management
Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker
uLaw

Practice Management Software/ Solutions
Clio®
PC Law® (LexisNexis)
uLaw

LITIGATION SUPPORT & CONSULTING
Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultants

Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP
655 Bay St., Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Tel: Toronto: 647-347-9350/Calgary:
403-536-8969/
Toll Free: 833-435-4321
Email: info@discoverycounsel.ca
Website: www.heuristica.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/heuristica-discovery-counsel/
Twitter: @HeuristicaDC
Facebook: @HeuristicaDC
Heuristica is not a typical law firm. We’re leading the transformation of electronic evidence review and focus solely on the management and use of information in all phases of civil discovery, regulatory proceedings and investigations. Document review and analytics is our core practice area, and we do it exceptionally well.

Deloitte®
Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP
PwC
Triage Data Solutions

Public Record Searches & Filing

Dye & Durham Corporation
First Canadian Place, Exchange Tower, Toronto, ON
890 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 800-661-1811
Email: info@dyedurham.com
Website: www.dyedurham.com/ecore
ecore is the leading provider of corporate registration services, due diligence, PPSA and many other essential tasks undertaken by top legal and finance professionals, corporations and financial institutions. Dye & Durham is continually making significant investments in ecore, further enhancing features and our customer experience.

Thomson Reuters
333 Bay St., Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
Tel: 800-267-0183
Website: www.Cyberbahn.com
Obtain crucial information about corporations, businesses and individuals across Canada with Cyberbahn’s corporate due diligence services. Conduct searches for all your corporate/commercial transactions — mergers and acquisitions, private financings, investments, and share and asset purchases. Plus receive results in a comprehensive search report. Use our online service or delegate the work to us.

Cyberbahn (Thomson Reuters)
Dye & Durham Corporation
ESC Corporate Services Ltd.

Records Management & Destruction Services
EnviroShred Inc.
Iron Mountain®
Shred-IT

Translation & Interpretation Services
Able Translations Ltd.
All Languages Ltd.®
Alpha Translations Canada

RECRUITING, STAFFING & OUTSOURCING
Executive Recruitment

Robert Half Executive Search
181 Bay St, Suite 820
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Tel: 866-219-0520
Website: www.roberthalf.ca/executive-search
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rhi-executive-search
Robert Half Executive Search specializes in helping companies build superior leadership teams that enable profitability and create
a sustainable competitive advantage. You can turn to us for C-suite candidates who have a specific or complex functional background and industry experience that
is difficult to find.

Korn Ferry
Robert Half®
The Heller Group Legal and Executive Search

Legal Process Outsourcing/ Document Review

Conduit Law LLP
Epiq
Ricoh Canada

Legal Recruiters

Pekarsky & Co.
200, 137 – 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
Tel: 403-263-4474
Email: kiara@pekarskyco.com
Website: https://pekarskyco.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pekarsky-co/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PekarskyCo/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pekarskyco/
Pekarsky & Co. is an award-winning, independently owned and operated boutique executive search firm with particular specialty in legal search. We are proudly based in Calgary, Alberta and expertly serve clients big and small, public and private, across the country and around the world. Find us on pekarskyco.com.

Pekarsky & Co.
The Heller Group Legal and Executive Search
ZSA Legal Recruitment

Legal Support Staffing Recruiters

Robert Half Legal
181 Bay St, Suite 820
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Tel: 416-365-3153
Email: toronto@roberthalflegal.com
Website: www.roberthalflegal.ca
Twitter: @RobertHalfLegal
Robert Half Legal is committed to helping law firms and corporate legal departments build happy, productive teams. Our legal staffing experts can provide you with experienced candidates, including law clerks and lawyers, to deliver on all your legal staffing and consulting needs.

Linds & Associates Ltd.
Robert Half®
ZSA Legal Recruitment

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Labour Relations Training
Algonquin College
Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources-University of Toronto
Industrial Relations Centre-Queen’s University
Osgoode Professional Development

Management/Executive Development
Banff Executive Leadership Inc.
CORE Consulting Inc.
Institute of Corporate Directors
Schulich Executive Education Centre

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