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Why You Should Improve the Agility of Your Legal Operations

2021-09-10T15:20:23-07:00October 16th, 2021|Business Development, Professional Development|

Throughout your professional life, you’ve probably noticed that some procedures work more efficiently than others. So, what exactly is responsible for those efficiencies? Simply put, agile operations emphasize collaboration and responsiveness to change - which ultimately leads to greater efficiency. In this article, we’re going to review and discuss some benefits you’ll discover when you [...]

THE UNEXPECTED ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL ‘WORK-LIFE BALANCE’

2021-10-12T06:26:09-07:00October 12th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Personal Wellness, Remote Working, Self-Care|

Throughout the last decade, the idea of work-life balance has become increasingly popular. So, what does the term actually mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it can be defined as “the amount of time you spend doing your job compared with the amount of time you spend with your family and doing things you enjoy.” [...]

Tips for Responding to Privilege Objections in Your Deposition

2021-10-11T18:24:59-07:00October 11th, 2021|Depositions|

According to the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure, opposing attorneys may object “when necessary to preserve a privilege.” This rule (FRCP 30(c)(2) provides important protections for the deponent. Unfortunately, when you’re conducting the deposition, privilege objections can derail your line of questioning. In this article, we’re going to explore possible responses to privilege objections and [...]

THE SECRET TO EFFECTIVE CRISIS RESPONSE

2021-10-11T05:38:01-07:00October 11th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

When disaster strikes, an effective crisis management strategy could be the difference between a profitable corporate pivot and bankruptcy. For many law firms, the coronavirus represents their largest crisis to date. The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the face of the industry - ushering in a new era of remote work, personnel moves, and changing business [...]

Overcoming the Fear of Remote Depositions

2021-10-08T20:55:31-07:00October 8th, 2021|Depositions|

Before the coronavirus pandemic, remote depositions were slowly gaining traction and popularity. In late March, social distancing measures dramatically increased the number of remote depositions. While the practice is still not considered ‘standard’, it has been adopted by many new users. Some litigants have even been compelled to submit remote depositions despite protests that they [...]

THE CHANGING EXPECTATIONS OF LAW FIRMS IN A POST-COVID WORLD

2021-10-08T08:31:46-07:00October 8th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

At the close of 2019, the future of the legal industry seemed bright. Most major law firm executives were projecting higher billing rates, increased billable hours, and improved firm performance in the coming year. Unfortunately, the coronavirus introduced many new challenges for law firms. While clients struggle to survive the marketplace crash, law firms have [...]

The Ultimate Strategy for Drafting Deposition Summaries

2021-10-07T20:29:41-07:00October 7th, 2021|Depositions|

Well-documented and neatly formatted deposition summaries are extremely useful during the course of a trial. Unfortunately, although these summaries are great for a quick reference, they can also be tiresome to create. To help you get started, we’re sharing our tips to write the best deposition summary. The Basics of a Deposition Summary Deposition summaries [...]

Best Practices for Your Virtual Trial Presentation

2021-09-10T15:19:02-07:00October 7th, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Trial Presentation|

After months of quarantine and social distancing, most of us are pretty familiar with remote work! However, as virtual hearings and trials become increasingly common, many participants are still feeling unsure about best practices for their virtual trial presentation. In this article, we’re going to provide tips for the different stages of trial presentation [...]

WAYS TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CLIENT WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

2021-10-07T07:26:58-07:00October 7th, 2021|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

As a result of coronavirus, the legal industry of 2020 differs from anything we’ve seen before. Fortunately, remote technologies have made it possible for litigants to get justice despite the pandemic. In the past few months, attorneys across the country have adapted to social distancing measures and changing court procedures - continuing to advance cases [...]

The Top Considerations for Your Remote Court Hearing

2021-10-06T19:18:11-07:00October 6th, 2021|Depositions|

Preparing for your remote court hearing can be a daunting task. Whether this is your first remote proceeding or whether you’re a seasoned professional, there’s always something more to learn. Although the process can feel unnatural, it can also be very effective if you commit to the proper preparation. In this article, we’ve put together [...]

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