McCarthy Tétrault LLP

eDiscovery Analyst


Job Description

At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected for the eleventh consecutive year in 2023 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.

This position is based out of Vancouver. McCarthy Tétrault employees benefit from a hybrid work environment.

Salary Range: $86,000 to $115,000 annually  

As an eDiscovery Analyst, you will be:

Workspaces / E-Discovery Applications

  • Maintaining, supporting and troubleshooting existing E-Discovery applications and workspaces.
  • Performing administrative tasks such as creating, modifying, restoring and archiving workspaces, creating and maintaining user accounts and user permissions, and managing background processing tasks.

  • Troubleshooting application issues, and working with support resources to ensure high availability of e-discovery applications.

Data Receipt / Review / Processing / Loading / Export

  • Maintaining chain of custody and evidence log of all incoming and outgoing data.
  • Performing technical review of client-provided data, including following up where appropriate.

  • Processing and loading client data and images into E-Discovery databases, including creation or modification of load files as required.

  • Producing data metrics reports.

  • Working with lawyers, project managers, paralegals and law clerks to analyze and cull processed data before loading into review tool.

  • Performing image OCR on documents as needed.

  • Migrating processed data and incoming load files into review tool.

  • Configuring and generating document productions in accordance with project manager instructions.

  • Understanding and adhering to forensic and firm standards for the receipt of original media, source data, and electronic evidence.

General / Team

  • Assisting E-Discovery project managers, law clerks and paralegals with E-Discovery team meetings, workspace configuration, user accounts and permission, and resource allocation; assisting in implementing E-Discovery and related IT application procedures and best practices.
  • Serving as primary contact to resolve software/hardware issues related to E-Discovery applications and workspace issues.

  • Assisting lawyers, project managers, paralegals to create searches and manage advanced review processes such as continuous active learning.

  • Assisting lawyers, project managers, paralegals and law clerks with the set-up and use of technology tools in examinations and courtroom presentations.

  • Participating in firm-wide “E-Discovery Help Desk” and assist IT staff to understand and assist with supporting litigation-specific applications.

  • Reviewing system logs regularly to spot potential problems.

  • Completing daily billing time records in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with E-Discovery standard docketing practices.

  • Utilizing firm procedures and resources appropriately.

  • Performing other duties, including special projects, as assigned.

As our ideal candidate, you will distinguish yourself by the following profile:

  • Relativity Certification – current and maintained minimum 2 of the following: Certified User/Project Management Specialist/Analytics Specialist or Certified Administrator.
  • University or college degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of law firm, or in-house practice support, preferably with a focus on litigation, including e-discovery data management.
  • Preference given to legal experience specifically related to electronic document discovery, E-Discovery software, and electronic trial support.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including analysis, critical thinking, and the ability to self-learn new technologies and techniques without formal training.
  • Ability to interact confidently with lawyers and clients.
  • Capacity to handle high-pressure situations and deadlines.
  • Ability to accommodate changing internal and external team requirements while maintaining data integrity.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to accommodate occasional travel and overtime.
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality standards.
  • Required experience with computer or other technological equipment, including experience with specific software. Also, required knowledge/experience in specific practice areas or work processes/protocols.
  • Ability to acquire, apply and maintain a body of knowledge related to the field.
  • Solid computer knowledge including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, computer skills and expertise, and ability to keep up-to-date with changes in technology and latest information. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including formula and data manipulation features.
  • Solid understanding of the E-Discovery processes and common software including Relativity, Ringtail, Axcelerate, iPro, Nuix, FTK, Encase, Caselogistix, Lexis/Nexis LAW, JFS Litigator’s Notebook, among others. IT support training or equivalent work experience in an IT environment.
  • Competent in the area of basic e-discovery workspace design and optimization. Experience with database concepts, creation, development and access; ability to manipulate data in MS Access or MS SQL using queries.
  • Understanding of network concepts and PC client/server application architecture.
  • Understanding chain of custody requirements and familiarity with forensic processes.
  • Program development experience using Microsoft Visual Studio and the .net platform would be an asset.

As a member of the McCarthy team, you will have access to:

  • Outstanding benefits from day one, including insurance premiums paid by the Firm and wellness and technology reimbursements.
  • Competitive compensation, paid overtime and generous time off, including a day off to volunteer and a day off for your birthday.
  • A commitment to professional development and growth opportunities for our people at all levels, supported by a culture that fully embraces and encourages two-way feedback.
  • Strong community involvement and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A collaborative, cohesive culture that connects lawyers and business teams through collective purpose.

We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.


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