Board of Directors
Carolyn E Anger is the Founder and President of Anger & Associates, based in Toronto, Canada. As a Legal Technologist & eDiscovery Strategist she began her career as a Systems Integrator before specializing in the area of Litigation Support. She has 20 years of experience in practice support, technology and discovery management, including 10 years managing eDiscovery and Litigation Support at a Bay Street law firm. Carolyn’s approach to service includes a focus on people, technology, and process design and management that allows her to provide effective, creative solutions through deep knowledge, project management principles, collaboration, research, and previous hands on experience. Carolyn is continuously learning new technologies and holds multiple industry-related certifications. She is passionate about technology and all the obstacles it brings.
Chris has over 14 years of eDiscovery and documentary evidence management experience in complex business disputes. From his years spent in the litigation-support environment as law clerk, manager and consultant, Chris has been responsible for overseeing all elements of the documentary discovery and litigation-support workflow including strategic planning and execution, financial management, innovation and growth, risk management and business development initiatives. Chris has extensive experience working to develop and deploy the best combination of personnel, legal processes, project management and technology to solve complex challenges.
Eda Bardhi is currently a law clerk at Black Sutherland LLP. Skilled Law clerk with experience across the Rules of Civil Procedure and PC Law and solid understanding of the Sedona Canada Principles. She brings 12 years of experience to her role as Senior Law Clerk. After graduating as a Law Clerk from Seneca College in 2008, Eda has worked at a number of well-established Toronto firms both plaintiff and defence. She has worked on trials and hearings and has gained invaluable experience in the management and production of documents and pleadings for large and complex litigation cases, discoveries and trials. Eda is an associate member in good standing with Institute of Law Clerks and a member of ACEDS. Eda is energetic and dedicated individual who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task she undertakes, or situation she is presented with.
Anna Traer is a consultant on eDiscovery having over 25 years of experience as a litigation law clerk that evolved to litigation support in several prominent Toronto law firms (Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Lenczner Slaght, and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg). As Director of Litigation Services in an eDiscovery service company (H&A eDiscovery), Anna appreciates the needs of both receiver and provider of eDiscovery services. In December 2012 Anna became one of the first Canadians to be certified by ACEDS. Anna served on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) for 7 years (2011-2017). On the Conference Committee of ILCO, Anna organized and spoke at many sessions on eDiscovery. She also taught a session on ILCO’s Fellowship course on eDiscovery. With an interest in education on eDiscovery and with experience in leadership roles, Anna will work to make ACEDS Toronto chapter a success.
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Stephanie Mills is a law clerk in the Litigation Group at Cassels with over 15 years of eDiscovery and documentary evidence management experience. She oversees all elements of complex litigation with expertise in franchise law, intellectual property law, and class actions. She focuses on the strategic and efficient preservation, collection and review of evidence, and employs electronic tools for attendance at discovery and trials. Stephanie marries creative project management with cutting edge technology to achieve efficient and successful resolutions for her clients.
Ceyda is a nationally recognized industry expert with extensive background in designing, building and implementing litigation support and eDiscovery services within various organizations. Her industry experience at various law firms combined with her experiences at renown litigation support and eDiscovery service bureaus have contributed to her more than 25 years of experience in the legal industry. Ceyda frequently consults on large complex eDiscovery and forensic collection projects and enjoys providing best practice advice on variety of litigation support issues to lawyers, clients and colleagues.
Director at Large
Nadia has worked on the Information Management Team part of RBC’s Law Group since 2015. She manages cases arising with respect to the bank’s electronic discovery of documents and works closely with Corporate Investigative Services, HR, Compliance, and Law Group. She facilitates the collection and preservation of relevant data for a variety of different matters and advises external and internal counsel on eDiscovery processes. Nadia is part of many associations, such as, Women in Technology, Women in eDiscovery and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Prior to joining RBC Nadia completed a degree in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Ottawa, and went onto receive a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Kent.
Director at Large
Ian Campbell is President & CEO of ediscovery company iCONECT. This Canadian based company is a global market leader, producing cutting-edge innovative eDiscovery Document Review software used by leading law firms in some of the world’s most complex legal cases. Ian is responsible for business development, product lifecycle development and partner relations. A key priority is cross-marketing the iCONECT platform to the plaintiff, medical, government, corporate, and police services industries.
Director at Large
Lauren Fishman is an e-Discovery Lawyer at MT>3, a division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, in Toronto. Her practice includes a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters with an emphasis on e-Discovery, litigation management and information governance. With over 15 years of e-Discovery experience, Lauren is very knowledgeable about e-Discovery best practices and technologies with experience managing the complete e-Discovery process - from identification, preservation, and collection through to analysis of large data sets using technology, complex electronic document reviews and production. Lauren also advises clients on Data Governance best practice and guidelines for managing electronic information. Lauren is actively involved in the e-Discovery community. She is an active member of Sedona Canada and the former Director of the Toronto Chapter of Women in e-Discovery (WiE).
Director at Large
Smitha Allola is the Case Manager of Litigation Support and eDiscovery at Stikeman Elliott LLP. She has over 15 years of eDiscovery experience in assisting law firms with large scale and complex litigation requests, internal investigations, supplementary information requests and anti-trust matters. She has invaluable experience in the management and production of documents for large and complex litigation cases. Smitha has developed standard operating procedures for the proper operation of the eDiscovery process. She champions the use of technology and project management in order to provide cost effective, efficient and defensible solutions to clients. Over the years, she has advised on discovery readiness, early case assessment, custodial/IT interviews, methods to improve review experience and work on cross-border engagements. She has provided extensive trainings in the areas of eDiscovery systems and review processes.
Director at Large