2019 Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards

Showcasing the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors.

2019 Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards

Welcome to the fifth annual Canadian Lawyer 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 and business valuation services to recruiters and legal research, the Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards showcases the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors.

A total of 1,921 readers cast votes for their preferred suppliers and vendors in 38 categories. Lawyers and legal professionals rely on these businesses and that is why we have dedicated these pages to highlight those our readers recommend.

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The Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards were created by Canadian Lawyer 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 team.

The ballot consisted of categories encompassing the areas of ADR & Mediation Chambers, Financial Services & Consulting, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Litigation Support & Consulting, Real Estate and Recruiting and Staffing & Outsourcing. In total, more than 300 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:

ADR & Mediation Chambers
Financial Services & Consulting
Legal Technology 
Litigation Support & Consulting
Real Estate
Recruiting, Staffing & Outsourcing

ADR & MEDIATION CHAMBERS
BCICAC Foundation
500 – 666 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC V6C 3P6

Tel: 604-684-2821
Email: admin@bcicac.com
Website: www.bcicac.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bcicac


For more than 30 years, BCICAC has been a trusted and efficient alternative to the Court system by successfully delivering confidential arbitration and mediation services. BCICAC's roster is made up of 130 top-notch arbitrators and mediators from all over the World. Our goal is the successful resolution of your dispute.

• ADR Chambers
• Arbitration Place
• BCICAC Foundation

​​​​​​FINANCIAL SERVICES & CONSULTING
Business Valuation Services

• BDO Canada LLP
• Deloitte®
• KPMG LLP

Forensic Accounting Services
• Deloitte®
• KPMG LLP
• MNP LLP

Legal Research - Print & E-books
• Carswell (Thomson Reuters)
• LexisNexis® Canada
• The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC)

Online Legal Research – Primary Law
• CanLII
• Lexis Nexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
• WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Online Legal Research – Secondary Content & Analysis
• CanLII Connects
• Lexis Nexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
• WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Trustees in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Services
• BDO Canada Limited
• Grant Thornton LLP
• KPMG LLP

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY
Calendar & Docketing Software/Solutions(s)

• Carpe Diem (Tikit Ltd.)
• Intapp Time
• PC Law® (LexisNexis)

Case Management Software/Solution(s)
uLawPractice

355 – 100 Gloucester St. Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Tel: 844-333-8529
Email: info@uLawPractice.com
Website: www.ulawpractice.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ulawpractice-jillian-lim-4446b054
Twitter: @uLawPractice


uLawPractice curates, produces and manages all documentation necessary to remain compliant with CRA & every Canadian Law Society across the country. With a single interface, users can create dockets, manage disbursements, auto-fill court forms, intake clients, raise invoices, and so much more.

• PC Law® (LexisNexis)
• Relativity®
• uLawPractice

Cloud-Based Practice Management Software/ Solutions(s)
LexCloud.ca™

133 Richmond St. W., Suite 600 Toronto, ON M5H 2L3

Tel: 844-450-4545
Email: simplify@lexcloud.ca
Website: www.lexcloud.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/lexcloud-ca
Twitter: twitter.com/LexCloud

When it comes to legal IT, Cloud is the better way, and LexCloud.ca is Canada’s leading provider for law firms. Enhance security, improve performance and stabilize costs by moving your firm’s IT out of the office and into a professional data centre, managed by a team of legal IT experts.

uLawPractice
355 – 100 Gloucester St. Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Tel: 844-333-8529
Email: info@uLawPractice.com
Website: www.ulawpractice.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ulawpractice-jillian-lim-4446b054
Twitter: @uLawPractice

With legal accounting incorporated, uLawPractice is the most trusted, efficient and affordable practice management software available for Canadian practitioners. Audit readiness, automated billing solutions and court form automation are among a swath of tools available for Canadian practitioners who want a modern bookkeeping solution.

• Clio®
• LexCloud.ca™
• uLawPractice

Cyber Security Consultant(s)
• Deloitte®
• Envista Forensics
• KPMG LLP

Dictation & Transcription Systems
• Bighand
• Dragon Naturally Speaking
• Philips Dictation Solutions

E-Discovery Software/Solution(s)
Epiq

161 Bay St., Suite 1305 Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

Tel: 416-603-3003
Email: cswansburg@epiqglobal.com
Website: www.epiqglobal.com/en-ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/epiqglobal/
Twitter: twitter.com/EpiqGlobal

Epiq is a leading global legal services company supporting law firms, corporations, financial institutions and government. We streamline the administration of your litigation support, eDiscovery, information governance and compliance needs. Our eDiscovery services cover the entire EDRM spectrum including forensics, processing/hosting, advanced analytics, document production and managed reviews.

• Eclipse SE (Ipro Tech, LLC)
• Epiq
• Relativity®

Legal Document Assembly Software/Solution(s)
• ACL5 (Korbitec)
• Amicus® Attorney
• HotDocs (AbacusNext)

Managed Security Services
• Bell Canada
• Symantec (Canada) Corporation
• TELUS®

Matter Management Software/Solution(s)
uLawPractice

355 – 100 Gloucester St. Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Tel: 844-333-8529
Email: info@uLawPractice.com
Website: www.ulawpractice.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ulawpractice-jillian-lim-4446b054
Twitter: @uLawPractice

While acting as a digital legal assistant, uLawPractice’s automated interface automatically fulfills accounting procedures simultaneously while lawyers work through the various stages of a client’s legal matter. Eliminate redundancies with uLawPractice by letting software conduct subliminal legal accounting. With uLaw, practitioners are enabled to focus on maximizing billable hours, instead of chasing after their own paperwork.

• Clio®
• PC Law® (LexisNexis)
• uLawPractice

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solution(s)
• ALF Corporate 3.0, ALF Software Inc.
• ecorp, Dye & Durham Corporation
• Practical Law Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solution(s) – Estates, Wills & Trusts
DoProcess

123 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 2M2

Tel: 866-367-7648
Email: inquiries@doprocess.com
Website: www.doprocess.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/do-process

Estate-a-Base® helps practitioners manage estate administration and accounting with ease as correspondence and documents are automatically produced to facilitate solicitor’s and executor’s duties. Over 15,000 legal professionals across Canada trust DoProcess to support the growing demands of their practice. DoProcess is Canada’s leading provider of practice specific software for law offices.

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solution(s) – Estates, Wills & Trusts (Cont’d)
DoProcess

123 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 2M2

Tel: 866-367-7648
Email: inquiries@doprocess.com
Website: www.doprocess.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/do-process

Will Builder® helps practitioners create professional wills and powers of attorney documents that are easy to use and easy to customize. Over 15,000 legal professionals across Canada trust DoProcess to support the growing demands of their practice. DoProcess is Canada’s leading provider of practice specific software for law offices.

Emergent
1400 - 2 Robert Speck Pkwy Mississauga, ON L4Z 4E8

Tel: 866-408-2833
Email: sales@emergent.ca
Website: www.emergent.ca

Emergent is Canada’s largest innovator of document creation and file management software for Corporate Records and Compliance, Wills, Estate Administration and Estate Accounting. Our disbursement-based software, client-facing portals and wills questionnaire not only make you more productive, they increase the efficiency of those with whom you interact.

• DoProcess, Estate-A-Base®
• DoProcess, Will Builder®
• Emergent

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solution(s) – Family Law
ChildView Inc.

PO Box 4141 Edmonton, AB T6E 4T2

Tel: 800-787-8620
Email: cvsales@childview.ca
Website: www.childview.ca

ChildView Inc. produces and distributes the ChildView® computer software that is used across Canada by family courts, family law practitioners, mediators, educators, and financial consultants to assist in determining child and spousal support and assessing the resulting financial outcomes. Software licenses include related materials and unlimited, toll-free telephone support.

DivorceMate Software Inc.
Toronto:

28 Eugene St. Toronto, ON M6B 3Z4
Vancouver:
1202-181 West 1st Ave. Vancouver BC, V5Y 0E3

Tel: 800-653-0925
Email: sales@divorcemate.com
Website: www.divorcemate.com

DivorceMate Software specializes in family law software for professionals across Canada. Their product line includes support calculation tools, family court forms and agreement precedents. Their new cloud-based program is accessible anywhere, any time, on any device, and will maximize the efficiency and success of your practice.

• ACL Familiy Law (Korbitec)
• ChildView®
• DivorceMate Software Inc. 

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solutions – Immigration Law
• ImmForms, Uniques Software Corp.
• INSZoom
• QuebecImm, Uniques Software Corp.

Practice Area-Specific Software/Solution(s) – Real Estate Law
DoProcess

123 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 2M2

Tel: 866-367-7648
Email: inquiries@doprocess.com
Website: www.doprocess.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/do-process

The Conveyancer® helps practitioners streamline real estate law by automating virtually every document needed when completing purchase, sale and mortgage transactions. The Conveyancer is retiring and being replaced by Unity® providing over 15,000 legal professionals a fast secure, web-based conveyancing platform by DoProcess, Canada’s leading provider of practice specific software for law offices.

• DoProcess, The Conveyancer®
• econveyance, Dye & Durham Corporation
• Real Estate, Legal Suite

Time & Billing Software/Solution(s)
uLawPractice

355 – 100 Gloucester St. Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Tel: 844-333-8529
Email: info@uLawPractice.com
Website: www.ulawpractice.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ulawpractice-jillian-lim-4446b054
Twitter: @uLawPractice

uLawPractice is an automated multi-tool for the Canadian legal practitioner. Translate phone calls with clients directly into dockets from a mobile application. Handle payments, disbursements, and other expenses by importing data from any Canadian bank into uLawPractice’s automated interface. Rest easy, knowing you are reconciled and compliant.

• Carpe Diem (Tikit Ltd.)
• PC Law® (LexisNexis)
• uLawPractice

LITIGATION SUPPORT & CONSULTING

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction Expert Witness
• 30 Forensic Engineering
• MEA Forensics
• Walters Forensic Engineering Inc.

Civil & Structural Forensic Engineering Expert Witness
• 30 Forensic Engineering
• Envista Forensics
• Walters Forensic Engineering Inc.

Court Reporting & Deposition Services
Reportex Agencies

1010 – 925 W. Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Tel: 604-684-4347
Email: (General Inquiries) reception@reportex.ca
(Marketing & Communications) megan@reportex.ca
Website: www.reportex.ca
Twitter: @Reportex
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Reportex
Instagram: @reportexagencies

Reportex is a boutique, full-service court reporting and mediation firm. We strive for excellence in all aspects of litigation support, including reporting, court and IME transcription, appeal books and electronic trial services. We even have an in-house chef! At Reportex, you — and your clients — will experience unsurpassed quality, professionalism, technical support and thoughtful extras, every time.

• Network Reporting & Mediation
• Reportex Agencies
• Victory Verbatim Reporting Services Inc

Litigation Funding
Bentham IMF Capital Ltd.
Toronto:

250 The Esplanade, Suite 127
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2

Tel: 416-583-5720
Email: info@benthamimf.ca

Montreal:
60 rue St-Jacques, bureau 401 Montreal, QC H2Y 1L5

Tel: 514-257-6971
Email: info@benthamimf.ca

Bentham IMF funds legal fees, disbursements and court ordered costs for plaintiffs and law firms engaged in large commercial disputes. With offices in Toronto and Montreal, we are the Canadian arm of IMF Bentham Limited, an Australian publicly traded company and one of the oldest and most experienced commercial funders in the world.

Litigation Funding (Cont’d)
Nudorra Capital Inc.

100 King St. W, Suite 5600 Toronto, ON M5X 1C9

Tel: 416-342-9590 / 877-342-9590
Email: jgottheil@nudorra.com
Website: www.nudorra.com

Nudorra Capital provides fast, easy litigation loans, at the most competitive rates in the industry. Our simple application process, detailed loan management service, and low interest rates mean less work for you and your staff, and a greater appreciation by your client for the settlement they receive. We offer litigation loans on Personal Injury, STD/LTD Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Family Law Divorce cases through our many offices across Canada.

• Bentham IMF Capital Ltd.
• BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
• Nudorra Capital Inc.

Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultant(s)
Epiq

161 Bay St., Suite 1305Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

Tel: 416-603-3003
Email: cswansburg@epiqglobal.com
Website: www.epiqglobal.com/en-ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/epiqglobal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EpiqGlobal

Epiq is a leading global legal services company supporting law firms, corporations, financial institutions and government. We streamline the administration of your litigation support, eDiscovery, information governance and compliance needs. Our eDiscovery services cover the entire EDRM spectrum including forensics, processing/hosting, advanced analytics, document production and managed reviews.

• Duff & Phelps Corp.
• Epiq
• MT>3

Medical Legal Expert Witness
• Assess Med®
• Omega Medical Associates
• Viewpoint Medical Assessment Services Inc.

Personal Injury Damage Quantification Expert WItness
Carol Bierbrier & Associates (CBA)

95 Mural St., Suite 600 Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3G2

Tel: 905-882-6947
Email: info@cbafuturecare.com
Website: www.cbafuturecare.com

For over 20 years, CBA has been serving the Canadian legal community in the area of future care costing. Our reports fairly determine present and future costs associated with impairment and disability from onset to end of life expectancy.

MDD Forensic Accountants
4 King St. W., Suite 1010 Toronto, ON M5H 1B6

Tel: 416-366-4968
Email: eds@mdd.com
Website: https://mdd.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/matson-driscoll-&-damico-llp
Twitter: twitter.com/mdd1933
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mdd1933

MDD is an internationally known and respected forensic accounting firm that works with leading law firms to provide litigation support and deliver expert witness testimony in courts and arbitrations. Lawyers and business professionals rely on our proven expertise and keen investigative insight to help them accurately assess and resolve complex and contentious matters.

• ADS Forensics
• Carol Bierbrier & Associates (CBA)
• MDD Forensic Accountants

Process Server(s)
Lormit Personal Services

208, 6025-12 Street SE Calgary, AB T2H 2K1

Tel: 800-459-7468
Email: info@lormit.com
Website: www.lormit.com

Lormit Personal Services offers a wide array of support service to the Legal profession. From Civil Process, Court Filing, Court Searches, Corporate Searches, Remote Signature Witnessing and Commissioning, to Occupancy Checks. We have branches from Coast to Coast with direct access to each branch. Soon to be launching our custom written operations system which will automatically update in real time.

• Action Process Serving Ltd.
• Dye & Durham Corporation
• Lormit Personal Services

Public Record Searches & Filing Services
• Accu-Search Inc.
• Cyberbahn
• West Coast Title Search Ltd.

Structured Settlements
Baxter Structures

3 Church St., Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5E 1M2

Tel: 416-947-1266 / 800-387-1686
Email: help@baxterstructures.com
Website: www.baxterstructures.com

Baxter Structures was founded in 1978 and is Canada’s first family owned and operated structured settlement firm. Baxter Structures remains an industry leader through exemplary support and services which guarantees that every client is given the means to move on ™.

Structured Settlements (Cont’d)
McKellar Structured Settlements

100-649 Scottsdale Dr. Guelph, ON N1G 4T7

Tel: 800-265-8381
Email: info@mckellar.com
Website: www.mckellar.com

McKellar, the recognized leader in structured settlements, is the oldest and largest firm in Canada. Through us, you gain access to expertise from over 40 of the most qualified structure professionals in the industry. “McKellar brings value to the settlement process.”

• Baxter Structured Settlements
• Henderson® Structured Settlements LP
• McKellar Structured Settlements

Translation & Interpretation Services
Alexa Translations

2001 Sheppard Ave. E., Suite 801 Toronto ON, M2J 4Z8

Tel: 416-322-6040 / 1-888-301-0607
Email: info@alexatranslations.com
Website: www.alexatranslations.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/alexatranslations/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexatranslate/

Alexa Translations is a professional services firm that has grown its reputation in the language services industry by forging long-term relationships in the legal, financial, consumer products, technical and government sectors, delivering customized and premium service. Helping the clients reach their business goals is the foundation of Alexa Translations’ success.

• Able Translations Ltd.
• Alexa Translations
• All Languages Ltd.®

REAL ESTATE

Commercial Real Estate – Tenant Representation Services
• Colliers International
• Cushman & Wakefield
• JLL®

Title Insurance
Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower 200 Bay St., Suite 2600 Toronto, ON M5J 2J2

Tel: 888-667-5151
Website: www.stewart.ca

As the preferred choice for many lawyers, Stewart Title has become known for being an experienced, reliable title insurer that enhances the real estate closing process. Stewart Title does not support programs that reduce or eliminate the lawyer’s role in real estate transactions. To find out more, visitwww.stewart.ca.

• Chicago Title Insurance Company Canada
• FCT®
• Stewart Title Guaranty Company

RECRUITING, STAFFING & OUTSOURCING

Legal Process Outsourcing/Document Review
Epiq

161 Bay St., Suite 1305 Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

Tel: 416-603-3003
Email: cswansburg@epiqglobal.com
Website: www.epiqglobal.com/en-ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/epiqglobal
Twitter: twitter.com/EpiqGlobal

Epiq is a leading global legal services company supporting law firms, corporations, financial institutions and government. We streamline the administration of your litigation support, eDiscovery, information governance and compliance needs. Our eDiscovery services cover the entire EDRM spectrum including expertise in advanced analytics, managed document reviews and contract review services.

Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP
Toronto:

655 Bay St., Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Calgary:
555 4th Ave. S.W. Suite 1620 Calgary, AB T2P 3E7

Tel: 833-435-4321
Email: info@discoverycounsel.ca
Website: www.heuristica.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/heuristica-discovery-counsel
Twitter: twitter.com/HeuristicaDC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeuristicaDC

Heuristica is not a typical law firm. Our legal team is leading the transformation of electronic evidence review and analysis by example. Our practice is focused on advising litigation counsel and their clients in the management and use of information in all phases of civil discovery, regulatory proceedings, and investigations.

Legal Process Outsourcing/Document Review (Cont’d)
• Epiq
• Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP
• Ricoh Canada Inc.

Legal Recruiter(s)
Robert Half
181 Bay St., PO Box 824, Suite 820 Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Tel: 416-365-3153
Email: Sadiar.Ameri@roberthalf.com
Website: roberthalf.ca/legal
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/robert-half-international
Twitter: @RobertHalf_CAN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/roberthalf

Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. With North American and global locations, Robert Half Legal provides a customized approach, including managed review, legal project management and eDiscovery services, to help organizations handle constantly changing workloads. The company offers in-demand expertise across practice areas, as well as highly skilled legal professionals on a temporary, project and full-time basis.

• Robert Half
• The Counsel Network®
• ZSA Legal Recruitment

Legal Support Staffing
Robert Half

181 Bay St., PO Box 824, Suite 820 Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Tel: 416-365-3153
Email: Sadiar.Ameri@roberthalf.com
Website: roberthalf.ca/legal
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/robert-half-international
Twitter: @RobertHalf_CAN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/roberthalf

Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. With North American and global locations, Robert Half Legal provides a customized approach, including managed review, legal project management and eDiscovery services, to help organizations handle constantly changing workloads. The company offers in-demand expertise across practice areas, as well as highly skilled legal professionals on a temporary, project and full-time basis.

• Kent Legal
• Robert Half
• ZSA Legal Recruitment

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