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Best Practices for Remote Depositions

2021-09-16T07:54:39-07:00September 16th, 2021|Depositions|

Best Practices for Remote Depositions Conducting a remote deposition can feel foreign for many legal industry veterans. When your established rituals have been disrupted, it’s more important than ever to prepare in advance. If you’ve scheduled a remote deposition as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, First Legal is here to help you succeed! [...]

Webinars for the Road Ahead: Staying Informed about COVID-19

2021-09-15T06:43:32-07:00September 15th, 2021|Depositions|

For many of us, COVID-19 has put the world into overdrive. The rapid changes mean that staying up to date on the latest policies and practices can be extremely difficult. At First Legal Depositions, our goal is to support you while you navigate this crisis. As the legal industry moves to remote working, we are [...]

MEDITATION: BY LAWYERS & FOR LAWYERS

2021-09-14T19:32:33-07:00September 14th, 2021|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Life as an attorney is not easy. Clients breathing down your neck, touch and go court cases and depositions that feel more like interrogations are enough to increase anybody’s stress levels! However, one Cincinnati-based lawyer believes he has created the solution for attorneys who struggle to keep their stress levels down and remain calm whilst [...]

Why COVID-19 Should Transform Your Legal Marketing

2021-09-10T15:20:07-07:00September 14th, 2021|Business Development, Covid, Legal Industry, Professional Development|

It’s difficult to overstate how profoundly COVID-19 has impacted the legal industry. While many would argue that the profession is long overdue for some disruption, others have struggled with the growing pains. Nevertheless, savvy attorneys may find that the pandemic has brought some much-needed clarity to their legal marketing efforts. In this article, we’re [...]

How to Cross-Examine an Expert Witness

2021-09-14T08:10:21-07:00September 14th, 2021|Depositions|

Cross-examining expert witnesses can be a daunting task, especially if the witness in question has more court experience than you do. However, with a solid plan, sufficient preparation, and use of the appropriate techniques, a cross-examination can go a long way to achieving the outcome you desire. Three techniques, in particular, have stood the test [...]

Examining the Value of Mediation in 2020

2021-09-13T18:42:35-07:00September 13th, 2021|Depositions|

Several benefits are provided by early mediation. Disputes between opposing parties can be resolved behind closed doors in a matter of days, incurring minimal costs. This approach also affords flexibility, with attorneys able to pick the location, time of day, and highlight specific issues for coverage within the mediation discussions. Yet despite the apparent advantages, [...]

MANAGING THE ETHICAL RISKS OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING TRIAL

2021-09-13T05:20:31-07:00September 13th, 2021|Legal Industry|

Social media can be a force for controversy. However, the role of social media in the courtroom has come under heightened scrutiny after the actions of one juror in New York. Their actions highlighted the need to remind all sides that using social media can interfere with a party’s right to a fair trial. But [...]

INCREASE LAW FIRM EFFICIENCY WITH AUTOMATION

2021-09-10T18:10:08-07:00September 10th, 2021|Legal Industry|

When economists pronounce that the “age of automation” is upon us, it casts fear and doubts into many hard-working Americans, 72% of whom feel “automation anxiety.” This term references the fear that automated or robotic devices will eventually replace workers. However, automation is here to help humans, not replace them. With lawyers, those taking advantage [...]

Court Reporters & Data Security: The Modern Approach

2021-09-10T06:18:39-07:00September 10th, 2021|Depositions|

Privacy and data security should be of utmost importance to all of today’s court reporters. For many, the most considerable risk is employing an attitude of “it won’t happen to me.” But it most definitely can. What’s more, court reporters are guardians of the record, and it’s their responsibility to ensure that data remains protected [...]

Bolstering Your Litigation Strategy with AI

2021-09-09T20:26:58-07:00September 9th, 2021|Depositions|

Even though Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used within the e-discovery process for the better part of a decade, this type of technology is capable of far more. Complex litigation tasks such as legal research, drafting pleadings, and predicting judicial decisions can all be processed by machine learning software in a fraction of the time [...]

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