THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL DATA PRIVACY LAWS

2020-04-21T15:50:40-07:00June 9th, 2020|Depositions, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Records|

The legal implications of global data privacy laws were brought into sharp focus recently by the results of a survey undertaken by the privacy compliance technology company TrustArc. The 327 respondents comprised individuals from firms in the United States, Canada, and the EU. They specialized in a wide variety of fields, including government, financial, and [...]

REOPENING & STAYING SAFE WITH FIRST LEGAL DEPOSITIONS

2020-06-01T09:18:37-07:00June 1st, 2020|Covid, Depositions|

Dear Valued Clients, As counties and courts reopen, it may be time consuming to research your best options for executing depositions. We invite you to let us help answer your questions: Is it safe to conduct face-to-face depositions? If so, what safety precautions are being taken? If not, are virtual depositions the right alternative? How [...]

HOW THE LEGAL INDUSTRY IS STAYING SANE & PRODUCTIVE IN QUARANTINE

2020-05-12T11:37:07-07:00May 22nd, 2020|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 [...]

REMOTE DEPOSITION & CONFERENCING OPTIONS AT FIRST LEGAL

2020-04-21T15:35:03-07:00May 1st, 2020|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

2020-04-21T16:26:46-07:00April 30th, 2020|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 [...]

THE BEST REMOTE LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES OF 2020

2020-04-21T13:19:56-07:00April 28th, 2020|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 [...]

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 [...]

TOPICS TO PREPARE FOR IN YOUR DIVORCE DEPOSITION

2018-12-04T10:00:41-08:00December 4th, 2018|Depositions, News|

Divorce can get extremely messy, both legally and emotionally. When the facts surrounding the separation are controversial, the process can involve a deposition. While divorce depositions are uncommon, they have the potential to be extremely influential for your case. They frequently involve unwilling witnesses who were compelled to appear. As a result, it’s hard to [...]

MAINTAINING ETHICAL CONDUCT IN DEPOSITIONS

2018-11-20T13:00:41-08:00November 20th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, News|

In any legal proceeding, maintaining the highest ethical standards is critical. While an aggressive approach might unsettle some witnesses or counsel, it is ultimately in your best interest to minimize potential conflict. It’s best to behave kindly and warmly to all parties present. To ensure your deposition goes smoothly, here are our top 3 rules [...]

HOW A SINGLE COURT REPORTING SERVICE IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY

2018-11-06T16:00:23-08:00November 6th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

It’s no secret that practice makes perfect! The more frequently you perform a task, the more efficient you become. Although many of us live by this colloquialism in our personal lives, the concept is rarely applied to court reporting services. At First Legal, we have decades of experience in the legal industry. That experience has [...]

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