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Tips for Handling Uncooperative Opposing Counsel

2021-06-07T16:47:51-07:00July 29th, 2021|Business Development, Depositions, Professional Development|

Every year, the amount of cases that proceed to trial continues to decrease. This shift has placed enormous pressure on the discovery process, which creates an opportunity for obstruction. From bad faith objections to witness coaching, these tactics can delay proceedings and increase litigation costs for both parties.  In this article, we’re going to provide [...]

YOUR GUIDE TO LANDMARK LEGAL CASES FROM 2020

2021-06-09T15:56:03-07:00July 27th, 2021|Business Development, Court News, Legal Industry, News, Professional Development|

What do APIs and fair use have in common? As it turns out, each of them was at the center of a major case during 2020. In this article, we take an in-depth look at these landmark cases, and we’ll review the facts and findings of each one.  Let’s get started!   Exploring Fair Use of [...]

Reminders for Your Next Remote Deposition

2021-06-07T16:48:19-07:00July 20th, 2021|Depositions, Discovery, Legal Industry, Remote Working|

During the coronavirus pandemic, many legal professionals were introduced to remote depositions for the first time. In the months that followed, most quickly gained critical technical skills and began to display confidence in the new format. Whether you’re new to the scene or a remote deposition veteran, you can improve your performance with a refresher [...]

3 WAYS THAT ON-DEMAND LEGAL SERVICES BENEFIT YOUR LAW DEPARTMENT

2021-06-07T16:48:40-07:00July 15th, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

Whether you’re ordering groceries from Instacart, purchasing office supplies through Amazon, or hiring a service technician through TaskRabbit - you’re enjoying the benefits of on-demand service. As consumers, most of us love immediacy, and we often try to save time by outsourcing certain tasks. Today, the introduction of on-demand legal services could bring that practice [...]

How to Prepare for Your First Court Reporting Assignment

2021-06-07T16:38:42-07:00July 13th, 2021|Depositions|

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re nearing the end of your court reporting education. Congratulations! Whether you’re planning to pursue freelance jobs or work with a singular court, these tips will help ease the transition into your official role and prepare you for your first reporting assignment. Let’s dive in! Understand When [...]

HOW TO WRITE A GREAT LEGAL RESUME

2021-06-09T15:47:08-07:00July 6th, 2021|Careers, Legal Industry, Professional Development|

You’ve obtained a bachelor’s degree, nailed the LSAT, and now you’re graduating from law school! While it may seem like your days of test-taking are behind you, you’re currently facing one of the biggest challenges of your career. Law firms are known for their competitive hiring practices, and it can be difficult to stand out [...]

Strategies to Protect Trade Secrets in Arbitration

2021-06-07T16:49:32-07:00July 1st, 2021|Business Development, Depositions, Discovery|

Secrets may not make friends, but they certainly make for complicated litigation! Maintaining confidentiality of trade secrets during an arbitration process is a difficult task. In this article, we’ll share some tips and strategies to help you protect your clients while you advocate on their behalf.  The Top-Down Approach During corporate arbitration, the first step [...]

THE BIGGEST EDISCOVERY CASES OF 2020

2021-06-09T15:17:39-07:00June 29th, 2021|Discovery, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Professional Development|

When is cost-shifting justified? What qualifies as appropriate evidence when defending a proportionality claim? In 2020, the legal community witnessed several noteworthy eDiscovery decisions, each seeking to answer complex questions like these. In this article, we’re going to review some of these biggest eDiscovery cases of the year. Let’s get started!  Lawson v. Spirit AeroSystems¹ [...]

HOW TO APPROACH PERSONAL BRANDING AS AN ATTORNEY

2021-06-07T16:49:16-07:00June 24th, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry, Professional Development|

In the crowded legal market, there are a variety of factors that contribute to the success of each individual attorney. But just what are these factors? Most attorneys will say that their success was influenced by the quality of their work, their educational background, their mentorship history, or the reputation of their firm. In fact, [...]

How to Conduct Voir Dire for Your Remote Trial

2021-06-07T16:50:20-07:00June 22nd, 2021|Depositions, Remote Working|

Selecting the members of a jury plays a critical role in the litigation process and can ultimately influence the outcome of your case. During voir dire, attorneys have mere moments to observe the behavior of potential jurors and evaluate their fitness to serve. As remote trials become increasingly common, legal professionals must adapt traditional voir [...]

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