COVID-19 Court Updates

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

WHAT IS eRECORDING AND HOW CAN IT WORK FOR YOU?

2021-09-24T20:39:21-07:00September 24th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Records|

Electronic document recording (or eRecording) is poised to transform the legal industry. Not only does eRecording help to save paper, but it also drastically simplifies the document indexing process. Although this legislation is still evolving, numerous states have laws in place that promote the use of electronic documents by giving them the same status as [...]

HOW THE LEGAL INDUSTRY IS STAYING SANE & PRODUCTIVE IN QUARANTINE

2021-09-23T20:35:46-07:00September 23rd, 2021|Covid, Depositions, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working, Self-Care|

The coronavirus outbreak has placed a massive strain on traditional working arrangements. While litigation has not fully stopped, court slowdowns have made it very difficult to resolve most cases.   To ensure that business can continue, law firms and legal support companies have had to be flexible and adapt quickly. If you’ve suddenly found yourself [...]

HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING THE LEGAL INDUSTRY

2021-09-22T18:58:28-07:00September 22nd, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

As the world adjusts to shelter-in-place orders and social distancing, every industry will face unique challenges. For years, many legal professionals have imagined that our work is recession-proof. The truth is, we are not immune to the effects of economic strain. In order to survive this pandemic, we’ll need to make sweeping changes to the [...]

MAKING THE REMOTE OFFICE WORK FOR YOU

2021-09-21T05:55:23-07:00September 21st, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Personal Wellness, Remote Working|

As law firms across the country transition to remote offices, legal professionals have been forced to quickly adjust their workflow. This has created a steep learning curve, with most people focused on Zoom etiquette and monitoring frequent court status changes. As we begin to adjust to this new normal, it’s beneficial to consider the sustainability [...]

REMOTE DEPOSITION & CONFERENCING OPTIONS AT FIRST LEGAL

2021-09-20T19:27:17-07:00September 20th, 2021|Covid, Depositions, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

As a result of the coronavirus, courts around the country have shut down. Law schools have transitioned to online learning and even BigLaw firms have reported pay reductions and layoffs. Legal professionals must now turn to remote technologies in order to keep the justice system operational and advocate for their clients. At First Legal, we’re [...]

3 TIPS FOR CLIENT RELATIONS DURING CORONAVIRUS

2021-09-17T19:16:47-07:00September 17th, 2021|Covid, Depositions, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

This is a defining moment for the legal industry. COVID-19 has forced many legal professionals to adapt, changing how they deliver legal services and interact with clients, seemingly overnight. Businesses and individuals across the country are grappling with the economic and legal implications of coronavirus. At the same time, the demand for legal support has [...]

LET US MANAGE YOUR REMOTE DEPOSITIONS TO KEEP YOU MOVING FORWARD

2021-09-17T06:23:52-07:00September 17th, 2021|Covid|

Dear Valued Client, Looking for certainty in uncertain times? Let the experts at First Legal manage your remote depositions to keep business moving. Why remote? Why now? Avoid Bottlenecking: Once stay at home orders are lifted, court reporters will be in high demand to manage backup Take Advantage of Timely Transcripts: State litigation work will [...]

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