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THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

2021-06-07T16:50:11-07:00June 17th, 2021|Legal Industry, News|

Workplace class actions have long been a staple of the legal industry, however, the coronavirus pandemic led to a massive increase in filings for 2020. From social distancing practices to sanitization procedures, companies scrambled to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Unfortunately, not all efforts were successful. In the following article, we’re going [...]

AVOIDING COVID-EXPOSURE WITH REMOTE EDISCOVERY PRACTICES

2021-06-09T15:57:40-07:00June 15th, 2021|Covid, Discovery, eDiscovery, Forensics, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

Over the years, discovery practices have evolved — saving legal professionals precious time, money, and manpower. Furthermore, eDiscovery has become an unexpectedly crucial means of surviving the pandemic. While many states are reporting decreased case numbers, others still face an ongoing risk of exposure. In this article, we’re going to explore how remote eDiscovery can [...]

Everything You Need to Know about AIA Trial Depositions

2021-06-07T16:46:55-07:00June 10th, 2021|Depositions|

When a truly innovative product hits the market for the first time, other companies are quick to develop similar items. Inventors can protect their intellectual property by obtaining the appropriate patents. Of course, the patent approval process can be contentious and litigious in its own right! In fact, in 2011, Congress passed the America Invents [...]

CAN FORENSIC REPORTS BE PROTECTED BY PRIVILEGE?

2021-06-07T16:49:46-07:00June 8th, 2021|Digital, Discovery, Forensics, Investigations, Legal Industry|

Following a major cyberattack or data breach, it’s not uncommon for the victim to order a forensic report. These reports are incredibly useful because they allow the commissioner of the report to analyze the causes and effects of the incident. In many cases, forensic reports are covered by the work product doctrine, however, recent court [...]

WHY COVID-19 DOESN’T ELIMINATE YOUR DISCOVERY OBLIGATIONS

2021-06-09T15:22:44-07:00May 27th, 2021|Covid, Discovery, eDiscovery, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

The coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the legal system, forcing practitioners to adjust time-tested procedures for the new normal. Accommodating special circumstances during the pandemic required the courts to set forth some new rules regarding discovery obligations. In this article, we’ll review one of these court decisions and explore the impact it may have on [...]

The Worst Mistakes that Lawyers Can Make During Arbitration: Part 2

2021-06-09T15:10:44-07:00May 6th, 2021|Depositions, News|

Welcome back to the First Legal Depositions mini-series on common arbitration mistakes! If you missed the first installment, we recommend starting from the beginning for the most enjoyable reading experience. In this article, we’ll cover the procedures for late-stage arbitration and offer our tips and tricks to help you ensure everything runs smoothly!  Let’s get [...]

Exploring the Translation Challenges of Multilingual Litigation

2021-05-03T14:44:58-07:00April 29th, 2021|Depositions|

Over the years, the legal industry has become increasingly globalized, leading to a sharp rise in cross-border, multilingual litigation. These language barriers can complicate every stage of litigation, but they are particularly troublesome during the discovery process. According to a recent Gartner study, almost 60% of the cost of litigation involves reviewing documents. These costs [...]

HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH RANKING SUBMISSIONS

2021-06-09T15:08:18-07:00April 22nd, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry|

Whether you’re a recent law school graduate or a seasoned attorney, you’ve probably heard of Chambers USA. Chambers is an independent research company that carefully ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the country. While you won’t be able to bill for the time spent gathering information and reviewing these ranking submissions, you may [...]

How Body Language Impacts Your Deposition Performance

2021-05-03T14:49:02-07:00April 15th, 2021|Depositions|

Body language is a crucial part of human communication and it can influence your deposition performance. Whether you’re bouncing your leg under the table or tilting your head in confusion, these little motions will change how you are perceived by other deposition participants. In fact, studies have even shown that juries respond to nonverbal cues [...]

LEAD GENERATION: EXPLAINED FOR LAWYERS

2021-03-10T14:14:50-08:00March 30th, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Professional Development|

For most lawyers, ‘lead generation’ is a foreign concept. While you may have heard the term from your sales team or in-house marketers, it’s likely that you’ve never explored its meaning or role in the development of your law firm. In this guide, we’ll begin by explaining the concept and process of lead generation. After [...]

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