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2020 Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards

Showcasing the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors

2020 Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards

Welcome to the sixth 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 1,964 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.

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 & Consultation, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Litigation Support & Consulting, Recruiting and Staffing & Outsourcing, Real Estate. In total, 466 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 Research
Legal Technology
Litigation Support & Consulting
Real Estate
Recruitment, Staffing & Outsourcing

ADR & Mediation Chambers
  • ADR Chambers
  • Arbitration Place
  • Global Resolution

Financial Services & Consulting

Business Valuation & Services

  • Deloitte®
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Forensic Accounting Services

  • Deloitte®
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Trustees in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Services

  • Deloitte®
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Legal Research

Legal Research - Print & E-books
Éditions Yvon blais (Thomson Reuters)
4700-75 rue Queen, Montréal, Québec H3C 2N6, CA

Tel: 1-800-363-3047
Website: www.editionsyvonblais.com
Twitter: @EdYvonBlais
LinkedIn: Thomson Reuters – Éditions Yvon Blais
YouTube: Thomson Reuters - Éditions Yvon Blais

Les Éditions Yvon Blais ont été fondées à Cowansville, Québec, en 1978. Spécialisées dès les débuts dans l’édition juridique, nous publions des ouvrages de doctrine d’auteurs renommés, fréquemment cités par les tribunaux et offrons divers services en ligne, notamment La référence et Clause testament. Depuis 1996, Éditions Yvon Blais est membre du groupe canadien Thomson Reuters.

  • Éditions Yvon blais (Thomson Reuters)
  • LexisNexis® Canada
  • The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC)

Online Legal Research - Primary Law
WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)
One Corporate Plaza, 2075 Kennedy Road, Toronto M1T 3V4

Tel: 1-800-387-5164 | 416-609-3800
Website: www.thomsonreuters.ca/westlawnextcanada
Twitter: @TRCanadaLegal
LinkedIn: Thomson Reuters - Canada Legal

WestlawNext Canada is the award-winning online legal research service that helps you find the legal information you are looking for quickly and confidently. WestlawNext Canada delivers industryleading legal content, unmatched editorial enhancements, and world-renowned research support.

  • CanLII
  • Nexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
  • WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Online Legal Research - Secondary Content & Analysis
WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)
One Corporate Plaza, 2075 Kennedy Road, Toronto M1T 3V4

Tel: 1-800-387-5164 | 416-609-3800
Website: www.thomsonreuters.ca/westlawnextcanada
Twitter: @TRCanadaLegal
LinkedIn: Thomson Reuters - Canada Legal

WestlawNext Canada is the award-winning online legal research service that helps you find the legal information you are looking for quickly and confidently. WestlawNext Canada delivers industryleading legal content, unmatched editorial enhancements, and world-renowned research support.

  • CanLII
  • Nexis® Quicklaw® Full Service
  • WestlawNext® Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Legal Technology

Calendar & Docketing Software/Solutions

  • Clio®
  • Intapp Time
  • PC Law® (LexisNexis)

Case Management Software/Solutions

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

Cloud-Based Practice Management Software/ Solutions

  • Clio®
  • Ricoh Canada Inc.
  • uLaw

Cyber Security Consultants

  • Deloitte®
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Dictation & Transcription Equipment

  • Bighand
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (Nuance Communications)
  • Philips Dictation Solutions

E-Discovery Software/Solutions

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

Legal Document Assembly Software/Solutions

  • ACL5 (Korbitec)
  • Amicus® Attorney
  • Clio®

Managed Security Services

  • Bell Canada
  • Symantec (Canada) Corporation
  • TELUS®

Matter Management Software/Solutions

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

Practice Area Specific Software/Solutions - Corporate Law
Practical Law Canada (Thomson Reuters)
333 Bay Street - Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2R2

Tel: 800-387-5164
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.thomsonreuters.ca/en/practical-law-canada.html
Twitter: @TRCanadaLegal
LinkedIn: Thomson Reuters - Canada Legal

Practical Law Canada helps you practise more efficiently by providing 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 practical resources so that you can spend more time on higher value work.

  • ALF Corporate 3.0, ALF Software Inc.
  • ecorp, Dye & Durham Corporation
  • Practical Law Canada (Thomson Reuters)

Practice Area Specific Software/Solutions – Estates, Wills & Trusts
DoProcess, Estate-A-Base®
123 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 2M2

Tel: 866-367-7648
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.doprocess.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/1142223/admin/

Estate-a-Base® helps practitioners manage estate administration and accounting with ease by automatically producing solicitor’s and executor’s documents. It also enables quick Will searches in the Canada Will Registry. Over 15,000 legal professionals trust DoProcess to support the growing demands of their practice. DoProcess is Canada’s leading provider of practice specific software for law offices.

DoProcess, Will Builder®
123 Front St. W., Toronto, ON M5J 2M2

Tel: 866-367-7648
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.doprocess.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/1142223/admin/

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.

  • DoProcess, Estate-A-Base®
  • DoProcess, Will Builder®
  • Estate Planning & Vault Manager, Emergent Technologies

Practice Area Specific Software/Solutions – Family Law
ChildView Inc.
PO Box 4141 Edmonton, AB T6E 4T2

Tel: 800-787-8620
Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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.

Practice Area Specific Software/Solutions – Immigration Law

  • eCan Immigration Software, Kayzworks Corporation
  • QuebecImm, Uniques Software Corp.
  • QuickImmigrant, Aflock Corporation

Practice Area Specific Software/Solutions – Real Estate Law

  • econveyance, Dye & Durham Corporation
  • RealtiWeb®, LawyerDoneDeal Corp.
  • The Conveyancer®, Do Process Software

Time & Billing Software/Solution(s)

  • Intapp Time
  • PC Law® (LexisNexis)
  • uLaw

Litigation Support & Consulting

Court Reporting & Deposition Services
Reportex Agencies
1010 – 925 W. Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Tel: 604-684-4347
Email: (General Inquiries) [email protected] (Marketing & Communications) Megan Ejack [email protected]

Reportex is a boutique, full-service court reporting and mediation firm with offices in Vancouver, New Westminster & Victoria. We strive for excellence in all aspects of litigation support, including reporting, court/IME transcription, appeal books and electronic trial services. At Reportex, you — and your clients — will experience unsurpassed quality, professionalism, technical support and thoughtful extras, every time.

  • Charest Reporting Inc.
  • Network Reporting & Mediation
  • Reportex Agencies

Expert Witnesses - Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

  • 30 Forensic Engineering (formerly Giffin Koerth)
  • Envista Forensics
  • MEA Forensics

Expert Witnesses - Civil & Structural Forensic Engineering

  • 30 Forensic Engineering (formerly Giffin Koerth)
  • Envista Forensics
  • Walters Forensic Engineering Inc.

Expert Witnesses - Medico-Legal

  • Assess Med®
  • Connect Medical Legal Experts
  • Viewpoint Medical Assessment Services Inc.

Expert Witnesses - Personal Injury Damage Quantification

Carol Bierbrier & Associates (CBA)
95 Mural St., Suite 600 Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3G2

Tel: 905-882-6947
Email: [email protected]
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.

  • Carol Bierbrier & Associates (CBA)
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP

Litigation Funding
BridgePoint Financial
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 201, Toronto ON M5H 2L3

Tel: 1-888-800-4966
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bridgepointfinancial.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bridgepoint-financial-group
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bpfin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ bridgepointfinancial

BridgePoint Financial has been leader in Canada’s litigation finance market for over 15 years, offering the most innovative and value-added funding solutions, with an unwavering focus on client service. Our contributions to the rapidly evolving Canadian litigation finance market include important precedent decisions, creating the commercial market for legal cost indemnities and continuing market education initiatives. Our financing solutions include: Law Firm Funding (Expert Report and File-Specific Funding), Settlement Loans, Inheritance Loans and Estate Practice Financing, Expropriation Financing, Commercial and Class Action.

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

Tel: 416-342-9590 / 877-342-9590
Email: [email protected]
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.

Omni Bridgeway
Toronto: 250 The Esplanade, Suite 127, Toronto ON M5A 1J2
Montreal: 60 St-Jacques Street, Suite 401, Montreal, QC H2Y 1L5

Tel: Toronto: 416 583 5720 | Montreal: 514 257 6971
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.omnibridgeway.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/omni-bridgeway-holding-b-v-/
Twitter: @OmniBridgeway

Omni Bridgeway is a global leader in dispute resolution finance, with expertise in civil and common law legal and recovery systems, and operations spanning the globe. We offer dispute finance from case inception through to post-judgment enforcement and recovery. Since 1986, we have established a proud record of funding commercial disputes and enforcement proceedings around the world.

  • BridgePoint Financial
  • Nudorra Capital Inc.
  • Omni Bridgeway

Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultants
CounselQuest
WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, ON M5J 2N8

Tel: 647-624-7400
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.counselquest.ca/home.html
LinkedIn: Lloyd Wilks Linked In Page
Twitter: @Counselquest.ca

Providing Litigation Support and eDiscovery Consulting Services across Canada. CounselQuests’ unrelenting focus on quality control and process efficiency ensures that our eDiscovery projects are performed accurately, professionally and cost-effectively. Drawing on years of experience in litigation support and legal services management, CounselQuest has developed unparalleled service delivery platforms across the EDRM using front line technology.

Litigation Support & E-Discovery Consultants

  • CounselQuest
  • KPMG LLP
  • MT>3

Process Servers

  • Action Process Serving Ltd.
  • Dye & Durham Corporation
  • KAP Litigation Services

Public Record Searches & Filing

  • Accu-Search Inc.
  • Cyberbahn
  • West Coast Title Search Ltd.

Structured Settlements
Henderson Structured Settlements LP

Burlington: 4145 North Service Road, Suite 108, Burlington, Ontario L7L 6A3
Vancouver: 701 West Georgia Street, Suite 1500, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1C6

Tel: 1-800-263-8537
Burlington: 905-523-6000
Vancouver: 604-628-9898
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.henderson.ca

Henderson Structured Settlements LP is licensed with the only three life insurance companies that provide structured settlements in Canada (Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, The Canada Life Assurance Company, and BMO Life Assurance Company).

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

Translation & Interpretation Services
Alexa Translations
2001 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 801, Toronto, ON M2J 4Z8

Tel: 1-877-452-5224
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.alexatranslations.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/alexatranslations
Twitter: www.twitter.com/alexatranslate
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexatranslations

Alexa Translations provides award-winning translation services in the legal, financial, and securities sectors by leveraging our proprietary A.I. Technology and a team of highly specialized linguistic experts. Learn first-hand how you can increase speed and efficiency without sacrificing quality - Request a demo today!

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

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate – Tenant Representation Services

  • Avison Young
  • CBRE
  • Colliers International

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

Stewart Title is a leading provider of title insurance for residential and commercial properties. We have a history of working with legal professionals to keep them at the forefront of the real estate transaction. As a trusted partner, we see our role as collaborative, not competitive, and help to streamline closings and provide peace of mind to clients. Visit stewart.ca to learn more.

  • FCT®
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • TitlePlus®

Recruitment, Staffing & Outsourcing

Legal Process Outsourcing/Managed Document Review

  • Epiq
  • Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP
  • Ricoh Canada Inc.

Legal Recruiters

  • Impact Recruitment
  • The Counsel Network®
  • ZSA Legal Recruitment

Legal Suppport Staffing Recruiters

  • Impact Recruitment
  • Robert Half®
  • ZSA

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