FIRST LEGAL’S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE HAS RELOCATED!

2020-01-23T10:22:37-08:00January 22nd, 2020|News|

We are excited to announce that First Legal's San Francisco office has relocated! Please make sure any San Francisco/Bay Area physical assignments are sent directly to our new address: First Legal 200 Webster, Suite 201 Oakland, CA 94607 If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800.889.0111. First Legal, your premier litigation support [...]

CROSS EXAMINATION APPROACH: WHY IT MATTERS

2019-09-11T12:00:42-07:00September 11th, 2019|Court & Process, Legal Industry, News, Trial Presentation|

Trial lawyers have strategies they employ when presenting a case in court. Securing a favorable outcome for a client requires extensive, calculated trial preparations; a challenge that litigators know all too well. Despite the long days, months, or even years, spent on a case before it goes to trial, once inside a courtroom, those relentless [...]

REALISTIC TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR SMALL LAW FIRMS

2019-08-23T09:00:33-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Digital, eFiling, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News, Trial Presentation|

Advances in technology have surpassed pretty much everyone’s expectations in recent years. Devices that respond to our touch, or reply to our inquiries with soothing, maternal tones have jumped off the sci-fi cartoon pages and into our standard expectation of convenience. Technology hasn’t just changed how we map our traffic routes and order take-out; it [...]

BIKINIS OR BLAZERS? ASSESS YOUR CAREER GOALS THIS SUMMER

2019-08-16T09:00:39-07:00August 16th, 2019|Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Summer weather is here, bringing with it the temptation to shirk the stuffy office wear and don cool summer sandals and bikinis. A new season full of fresh strawberries and possibilities! Moreover, the longer days of summer are energizing, making the warm weather season a perfect time for legal professionals to evaluate and consider career [...]

PREPARING FOR BLOCKCHAIN LITIGATION AS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

2019-08-09T09:00:15-07:00August 9th, 2019|Court & Process, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

Blockchain technology, the technology used by cryptocurrencies as ledger keepers, is gaining favor in the public eye. Inevitably, this means litigation involving blockchains will enter courtrooms with increasing frequency. The nature of blockchain technology will be a tough area for courts to navigate, especially when reviewing blockchain data for discovery purposes. Technology is revolutionizing human [...]

ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE: ARE PARALEGALS INVOLVED?

2019-07-25T10:00:34-07:00July 25th, 2019|Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, News|

Relationships between lawyers and their clients are unique. In fact, they’re wholly unlike any other professional relationship, both in scope and in their defined rules of engagement. Moreover, the relationship is extremely unbalanced, and only the needs of the client merit consideration. That lack of balance is intentional. It serves to keep society’s scales of [...]

FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE AMONG URGENT REQUESTS

2019-07-18T10:08:10-07:00July 18th, 2019|Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Before mobile devices became a part of our daily lives, work-life balance was a struggle for many in the legal industry. Now, with technology keeping us plugged in at all hours and all locations, that balance is even harder to maintain. Throw in urgent-sounding messages from clients, co-workers, and prospective clients, and it's easy to [...]

3 TIPS FOR REDUCING CLUTTER AT YOUR LAW OFFICE

2019-07-11T10:00:45-07:00July 11th, 2019|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

Law offices need to function at top efficiency in order to serve as reliable and trustworthy advocates for their clients. Leading law firms cannot run at top-speed if the office space they operate from is cluttered and disorganized. If clutter is cutting back on your law firm’s productivity, you can improve the output of work [...]

WHAT DO GOOD LEGAL ETHICS LOOK LIKE?

2019-06-25T10:04:35-07:00June 25th, 2019|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

Legal ethics you learned in law school haven’t changed in their nature or intent for many decades, but recent changes in the legal industry mean that those same legal practices have to be applied differently in response to new, developing technological situations. The information age is changing the way lawyers approach many areas of their [...]

THE FUTURE OF COURT REPORTING

2019-05-07T10:00:29-07:00May 7th, 2019|Court & Process, Depositions, Digital, Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

Court reporters are the backbone of the legal system. From hearings to trials to depositions, virtually all court proceedings require the presence of a court reporter. Now, in the face of incredibly high demand, the legal system is facing a shortage of qualified reporters. Today, we’ll attempt to shed light on the root cause of [...]

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