Debbie McGlynn is a law clerk in the Litigation Group at Cassels and an integral member of the firm’s e-Discovery team. With over 20 years of experience as a law clerk and more than a decade of direct experience in e-Discovery, Debbie is a true discovery management professional with a flair for implementing innovative technology solutions to manage all phases of documentary discoveries, from data collection through to documentary disclosure.
Debbie is a key player in managing document intensive cases. She has a wealth of experience in managing document review teams and the production of documentary evidence. Debbie is also an avid proponent of using litigation support software through all stages of a litigation file; using electronic solutions to enable legal teams to have immediate access to the most important documents on any given matter; and utilizing AI strategies to the benefit of our clients. She excels at evaluating successes and challenges to determine best practises and is a supportive team player who believes in the power of collaboration.
Since joining Cassels, Debbie has implemented strategies to significantly reduce the number of documents reviewed by our legal review team for several cases; automated manual tasks to minimize the risk of errors; developed customized reporting to manage review projects; and implemented a standardized quality control process to be followed before productions go out the door.
Recognizing that each case is different, Debbie’s focus remains – at all times – to guarantee efficiency, control costs, and ensure that legal obligations are met. With high standards, Debbie carries out her duties with an eye to maintaining the reputation of her team, the firm, our clients, and the profession at large.
In recognition of her work in this area, Debbie received the Torys LLP Fellowship Award after completing, with honours, a course on e-Discovery and Computer Forensics (a Fellowship Course with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario) in 2009 and was named Litigation Support Professional of the Year by ILTA in 2017.
In addition to supporting complex cases, Debbie offers support in other areas of litigation. She has a wealth of experience in preparing costs materials and assists lawyers in the preparation of motion materials, enforcement of judgments and all other aspects of litigation files.
Debbie completed a double major in Commerce and Criminology at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Law Clerk Certificate at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, of which she is an Associate Member.