How Ephemeral Messaging Impacts Digital Forensics

2021-09-10T15:17:44-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Digital, Discovery, eDiscovery, Forensics, Legal Technology|

From Telegram to Snapchat to Signal, ephemeral messaging applications can offer increased peace of mind and security. The concept first surged in popularity as users discovered its utility for personal messaging. Recently however, it has also become part of routine communication in workplaces across the country.  In this article, we’re going to discuss how [...]

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 [...]

How Remote Working Has Changed Digital Forensics Practices

2021-09-10T15:19:43-07:00September 23rd, 2021|Business Development, Digital, Discovery, eDiscovery, Forensics, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

When you think of digital forensics, do you envision the forensic examiner personally handling the device in question? If so, you’re among the majority of legal professionals! Digital forensics traditionally required the examiner to travel to a particular location, but recently, remote working trends have sparked changes in the world of digital forensics. In [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

BALANCING SECURITY & LAW FIRM ORGANIZATION

2021-09-03T07:27:43-07:00September 3rd, 2021|Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology|

Confidential information is everywhere during the litigation process. Attorney-client privilege requires firms and solo practitioners to take reasonable steps to safeguard that information. But how can you ensure security when most of this information is stored on computers or in the cloud? One solution could be password management tools! What is a password manager? Did [...]

REALISTIC TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR SMALL LAW FIRMS

2021-08-30T21:04:06-07:00August 30th, 2021|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 [...]

PREPARING FOR BLOCKCHAIN LITIGATION AS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

2021-08-26T06:56:34-07:00August 26th, 2021|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 [...]

THE FUTURE OF COURT REPORTING

2021-08-13T19:15:38-07:00August 13th, 2021|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 [...]