TOP TIPS: FIRST APPEARANCE FEES WHEN SUBMITTING A STIPULATION

2020-01-08T16:15:40-08:00January 8th, 2020|eFiling|

When submitting a Stip & Order, if one of the parties listed on the stipulation has yet to appear in the case, the court will require First Appearance Fees for that party.  Whichever party agrees to file the Stip & Order will have to pay those fees at the time of filing.  The court will [...]

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 [...]

THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT CLIENT CARE

2018-07-31T16:00:16-07:00July 31st, 2018|Client Services, eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

First Legal’s Client Care division was formed in 2015 to be a convenient and easy one-stop shop for all our clients’ questions and requests. This division represents the natural evolution in our commitment to communication and client support. With an email or call, we’ll take your problem off your plate and resolve it – it’s [...]

INSIDE FIRST LEGAL: SPOTLIGHT ON HEATHER REFF

2018-07-24T16:00:51-07:00July 24th, 2018|Client Services, eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

At First Legal, we know that it’s the unique and dedicated individuals in our large and diverse company that set us apart from the competition. Client Care Manager Heather Reff is no exception. In addition to her outstanding work ethic and commitment to our clients’ satisfaction, she is also a talented artist and a devoted [...]

A DAY IN THE LIFE: CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

2018-07-17T16:00:51-07:00July 17th, 2018|Client Services, eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

As a First Legal client, you’ve probably encountered our friendly and helpful Client Care department. When you call or send an email, you are likely to be connected with a Client Care Specialist, eager to help answer your query or request. With so many clients reaching out, we rely on our Client Care Specialists to [...]

DEFINING COURTESY COPIES AND ELECTRONIC SERVICE NOTIFICATIONS

2018-07-10T08:00:26-07:00July 10th, 2018|eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

In the era of digital filing and processing, there’s more terminology than ever to keep up with. At First Legal, we’ve noticed that a common point of confusion arises when it comes to differentiating between judicial courtesy copies, electronic courtesy copies and electronic service notifications. Each of these notifications accomplishes a different part of the [...]

PREPARING YOUR LAW FIRM FOR EFILING

2018-06-26T08:00:39-07:00June 26th, 2018|eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

If your office has not yet made the shift to eFiling, it may be time to start! Although different courts will adapt to eFiling at different speeds, some offices may have trouble keeping up with more rapid implementation timetables if they haven’t laid the groundwork beforehand. When you fully shift to eFiling, it will require [...]

TOP TIPS TO AVOID EFILING REJECTION

2018-06-19T08:00:43-07:00June 19th, 2018|eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

As a legal professional, you know that the law deals in specificity. To keep everything consistent, the court establishes and enforces certain rules. This is equally true when it comes to eFiling. Style and format are important to ensure a successful filing. So what can you do to avoid a costly rejection? 1. Carefully select [...]

EFILING VOCABULARY FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

2018-06-12T10:09:38-07:00June 12th, 2018|eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

When you first begin eFiling, many of the terms could be unfamiliar. Learning new vocabulary can be one of the biggest roadblocks to adopting new technology, so we've put together a short list of terms you should familiarize yourself with. While these ten terms aren’t exhaustive, they’ll provide the groundwork for more complex questions.   [...]

TYPICAL CAUSES OF PROBATE FILING REJECTION IN LOS ANGELES

2018-06-05T10:18:20-07:00June 5th, 2018|eFiling, Legal Industry, News|

Do you file probate cases in the Los Angeles Superior court? If so, you may be interested to know the top five reasons why filings are rejected! From incorrect districts to faulty filing codes, many things can go wrong. We hope the following list can help you evaluate and improve your own filing practices to prevent [...]