COVID-19 Court Updates

THE BEST REMOTE LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES OF 2020

2021-09-16T19:28:22-07:00September 16th, 2021|Covid, Depositions, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

Before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the legal industry was poised for the most technologically advanced year in history. Now, in the wake of this public health crisis, the justice system has turned to real-time technologies to continue practicing law. From remote depositions to paperless exhibits, First Legal is here to support you in [...]

WEBINARS FOR THE ROAD AHEAD: STAYING INFORMED ABOUT COVID-19

2021-09-15T19:00:32-07:00September 15th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

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, our goal is to support you while you navigate this crisis. As the legal industry moves to remote working, we are [...]

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 [...]

KINGS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EFILING WILL BECOME MANDATORY JULY 1, 2021 FOR ALL CIVIL CASE TYPES

2021-06-25T12:54:22-07:00June 25th, 2021|Court Notices, Covid|

General Information eFiling will become mandatory July 1, 2021, for all civil case types: Unlimited, Limited, Small Claims, Probate and Guardianship, Family Law, Family Support, Adoption, and Mental Health. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement pursuant to California Rules of Court section 2.253(b)(2) but are encouraged to participate voluntarily in filing [...]

AVOIDING COVID-EXPOSURE WITH REMOTE EDISCOVERY PRACTICES

2021-06-09T15:57:40-07:00June 15th, 2021|Covid, Discovery, eDiscovery, Forensics, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

Over the years, discovery practices have evolved — saving legal professionals precious time, money, and manpower. Furthermore, eDiscovery has become an unexpectedly crucial means of surviving the pandemic. While many states are reporting decreased case numbers, others still face an ongoing risk of exposure. In this article, we’re going to explore how remote eDiscovery can [...]

WHY COVID-19 DOESN’T ELIMINATE YOUR DISCOVERY OBLIGATIONS

2021-06-09T15:22:44-07:00May 27th, 2021|Covid, Discovery, eDiscovery, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

The coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the legal system, forcing practitioners to adjust time-tested procedures for the new normal. Accommodating special circumstances during the pandemic required the courts to set forth some new rules regarding discovery obligations. In this article, we’ll review one of these court decisions and explore the impact it may have on [...]

HOW LEGAL COMPANIES CAN PIVOT IN 2021

2021-06-16T12:40:42-07:00December 28th, 2020|Covid, Legal Industry, Remote Working|

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably changed the legal industry and forced many companies to reevaluate how they do business. In order to serve your clients, increase market share, and maintain relevance, you’ll need to consider actionable steps to pivot your operations. By being proactive, your firm has the opportunity to emerge stronger and better prepared [...]

BEST PRACTICES FOR TRANSITIONING TO REMOTE WORK

2021-06-16T12:40:42-07:00December 16th, 2020|Business Development, Covid, Legal Industry, Remote Working|

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the transition to remote working has become the hottest topic in the legal industry this year. From private practice attorneys to Big Law executives, individuals across the corporate ladder have begun to embrace the virtual lifestyle. Remote working has proven to be a strategic advantage for law firms across the [...]

AFFORDABLE MARKETING FOR LAW FIRMS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

2021-06-16T12:40:42-07:00December 8th, 2020|Business Development, Covid, Legal Industry|

Effective marketing allows your law firm to rise above the noise and connect with your ideal client. As we make our way through the coronavirus pandemic, many firms have found that the ‘business-as-usual’ approach is simply not working anymore.  In this article, we’re going to share some of our best affordable marketing strategies for law [...]

CLIENT-CENTERED PRACTICES YOU HAVE TO TRY IN 2021

2021-01-26T18:03:58-08:00November 26th, 2020|Business Development, Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Professional Development, Remote Working|

To succeed in the legal industry, law firms must constantly invest in innovation. Using cutting-edge technologies and disruptive business practices, it is possible to deliver an exceptional client experience, even if you’re still adapting to the changes caused by the pandemic. With a bit of determination, you can establish new practices that streamline everything from [...]

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