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How to Send a Legal Hold

2022-03-25T16:44:10-07:00March 14th, 2022|Legal Industry|

Legal holds may sound simple in theory, but the process of sending one can quickly become complicated without some initial preparation. Let’s take a look at what legal holds actually entail in standard practice. Let's get started! Written notification The initial step is to send written notification to custodians who might have data relevant to [...]

Controlling Critical Data After Employee Turnover

2022-03-09T11:40:54-08:00March 10th, 2022|News|

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘cybersecurity’? If you’re like most legal professionals, you’re probably thinking about installing protective programs and secure servers to protect your firm’s data from outside threats. But, what happens when a potential data breach comes from inside your office? If you fail to control critical data [...]

What You Need to Know About the Department of Labor Cybersecurity Initiative

2022-02-27T21:02:52-08:00February 28th, 2022|Court News|

In April of 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued new cybersecurity guidelines. These guidelines are targeted specifically at the fiduciaries and record-keepers of employee retirement plans. The DOL created these new best practices to help protect the “millions of dollars or more in assets and maintain personal data on [...]

Understanding Managed eDiscovery Services

2022-02-15T12:56:38-08:00February 18th, 2022|eDiscovery|

For many law firms, it can be all too easy to lose track of the cost of identifying, collecting, and producing admissible evidence. If you don’t have access to the appropriate technology, it could be impractical to handle eDiscovery in-house. Fortunately, managed eDiscovery services offer a cost-effective method to process extensive and complicated ESI.   In [...]

Reviewing the Supreme Court’s Historic Student Speech Case

2022-03-15T13:21:36-07:00February 9th, 2022|Court & Process|

The First Amendment right to free speech is one of the core values that define the American way of life. Historically, speech limitations are only upheld in very specific circumstances. Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether off-campus student speech might justify speech limitations. In this article, we’re going to explain the [...]

What You Need to Know About the UIDDA

2022-01-20T19:21:01-08:00January 31st, 2022|News|

Conducting out-of-state discovery can be a time-consuming process, but it has become increasingly necessary. With the growth of internet-facilitated commerce, interstate discovery is on the rise. Fortunately, the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA) can help standardize the process of compelling testimony and evidence from out-of-state parties. In this article, we’ll take a closer [...]

Understanding Your Ethical Duties for Social Media Use

2022-01-20T19:14:06-08:00January 24th, 2022|Client Services|

In the legal industry, social media is routinely used for both personal and professional purposes. For licensed attorneys, social media also triggers certain ethical obligations. These ethical duties influence how they post, advertise their services, and handle client communication. In this article, we’re going to review the guidelines for ethical social media use. Let's get [...]

Exploring the Intersection of Social Media & the First Amendment

2022-01-10T18:44:21-08:00January 17th, 2022|Court News|

The First Amendment prevents the government from limiting free expression, however, it does not restrict private entities from doing the same. This is particularly notable as social media platforms continually expand their global reach. In this article, we’re going to explore the intersection of social media and the First Amendment right to free speech. Let's [...]

Exploring A New Category of Copyright Law

2022-01-04T15:12:28-08:00January 7th, 2022|News|

Intellectual property protections allow creators to safeguard their work against imitation. The two primary methods of protection are trademarks and copyrights. Materials like books, sculptures, songs, paintings, and motion pictures typically qualify for copyright registration. Trademark protections are most commonly used by businesses and corporations to protect brand assets.  Notably, trademarks and copyrights are not [...]

Understanding Your Ethical Duties with eDiscovery

2021-12-24T22:52:56-08:00December 30th, 2021|eDiscovery|

Attorneys have an ethical duty to preserve and disclose all information that may be relevant to a lawsuit. For decades, this responsibility primarily impacted paperwork, letters, and other physical forms of communication; however, the legal community has recently begun to acknowledge ethical duties for eDiscovery. In this article, we’re going to review ethical eDiscovery practices [...]