Tips for Responding to Privilege Objections in Your Deposition

2021-10-11T18:24:59-07:00October 11th, 2021|Depositions|

According to the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure, opposing attorneys may object “when necessary to preserve a privilege.” This rule (FRCP 30(c)(2) provides important protections for the deponent. Unfortunately, when you’re conducting the deposition, privilege objections can derail your line of questioning. In this article, we’re going to explore possible responses to privilege objections and [...]

Overcoming the Fear of Remote Depositions

2021-10-08T20:55:31-07:00October 8th, 2021|Depositions|

Before the coronavirus pandemic, remote depositions were slowly gaining traction and popularity. In late March, social distancing measures dramatically increased the number of remote depositions. While the practice is still not considered ‘standard’, it has been adopted by many new users. Some litigants have even been compelled to submit remote depositions despite protests that they [...]

The Ultimate Strategy for Drafting Deposition Summaries

2021-10-07T20:29:41-07:00October 7th, 2021|Depositions|

Well-documented and neatly formatted deposition summaries are extremely useful during the course of a trial. Unfortunately, although these summaries are great for a quick reference, they can also be tiresome to create. To help you get started, we’re sharing our tips to write the best deposition summary. The Basics of a Deposition Summary Deposition summaries [...]

The Top Considerations for Your Remote Court Hearing

2021-10-06T19:18:11-07:00October 6th, 2021|Depositions|

Preparing for your remote court hearing can be a daunting task. Whether this is your first remote proceeding or whether you’re a seasoned professional, there’s always something more to learn. Although the process can feel unnatural, it can also be very effective if you commit to the proper preparation. In this article, we’ve put together [...]

Remote Technology Tools to Consider in 2021

2021-10-13T16:01:35-07:00October 5th, 2021|Depositions|

When law firms began social distancing, many felt unprepared for the transition to remote work. Now that we’ve been practicing virtually for a few months, you’re probably better positioned to identify inefficiencies in your remote workflow. Whether you’re planning to continue remote work or you’re eager to get back to the office, it may be [...]

5 Tips for Your Virtual Arbitration

2021-10-04T08:59:12-07:00October 4th, 2021|Depositions|

As coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, more and more disputes arise between businesses and consumers. Supply-chains have been disrupted, employees laid off, and corporations may be unable to honor existing contracts. Due to social distancing guidelines, legal professionals have been forced to consider alternative methods of dispute resolution. Today, we’re going to explore one [...]

Managing Difficult Witnesses in a Remote Deposition

2021-10-01T09:13:11-07:00October 1st, 2021|Depositions|

Managing a difficult or hostile witness is unpleasant during a standard deposition. When a witness is uncooperative, it jeopardizes the usefulness of the transcript. The deposition process becomes more manageable with time and practice. However, when you’re conducting a remote deposition, you may find yourself questioning your tried-and-true strategies. Without nonverbal cues and body language, [...]

How to Swear in Witnesses Remotely

2021-09-30T19:27:10-07:00September 30th, 2021|Depositions|

Over the past few months, the legal industry has steadily adapted to remote working. The U.S. Supreme Court even took oral arguments telephonically for the first time in its history! Many states now have standing orders that authorize remote depositions, and we’ve accepted them as our’ new normal’. Videoconferencing is an excellent solution because it [...]

Courtroom Catchup: How They’re Surviving Coronavirus

2021-09-29T18:46:09-07:00September 29th, 2021|Depositions|

Across the country, courts have been working around the clock to modify their operations due to COVID-19. Following a period of widespread court closures, we’ve begun the shift to remote working in order to tackle the mounting backlog of cases. Today, we’re reviewing how some courts and legal institutions have adjusted to the coronavirus. Copyrights [...]

THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL DATA PRIVACY LAWS

2021-09-27T20:47:00-07:00September 27th, 2021|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 [...]