THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WRONGFUL TERMINATION DEPOSITION

2021-07-30T08:05:57-07:00July 30th, 2021|Depositions, Legal Industry|

Wrongful termination cases are often extremely personal and difficult. On one side, you have an emotional client who feels wronged, and on the other, a company that feels entirely in its right to terminate the plaintiff. After carefully selecting witnesses who can speak to the workplace environment and your client’s termination, we suggest turning your [...]

MASTERING THE EXPERT WITNESS DEPOSITION

2021-07-29T18:38:56-07:00July 29th, 2021|Depositions, Legal Industry|

Expert witnesses are a critical piece of the deposition puzzle, and every piece of information will be vital when it comes to your trial. It can be daunting to take on individuals who are at the top of their field, especially if you’re not fully familiar with their industry. Fortunately, there are a few simple [...]

HOW TO PREPARE A PHYSICIAN FOR A DEPOSITION

2021-07-29T06:42:55-07:00July 29th, 2021|Depositions, Legal Industry|

As medical malpractice cases become more common and expert witnesses are almost always needed, you may find yourself preparing a physician for a deposition. Whether the physician has been subpoenaed or contacted for expert testimony, the following are some important things to bring up during witness preparation:   Appearance fees If the physician has been [...]

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT COURT REPORTERS

2021-07-28T07:19:46-07:00July 28th, 2021|Depositions, Legal Industry|

For individuals who work outside of the legal field, it can be hard to comprehend the importance of court reporters.  As more and more court cases are filed, the value of a neutral record of legal proceedings continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the court reporting field is expected [...]

YOUR GUIDE TO LANDMARK LEGAL CASES FROM 2020

2021-06-09T15:56:03-07:00July 27th, 2021|Business Development, Court News, Legal Industry, News, Professional Development|

What do APIs and fair use have in common? As it turns out, each of them was at the center of a major case during 2020. In this article, we take an in-depth look at these landmark cases, and we’ll review the facts and findings of each one.  Let’s get started!   Exploring Fair Use of [...]

THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT CLIENT CARE

2021-07-26T20:32:46-07:00July 26th, 2021|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

2021-07-26T07:09:40-07:00July 26th, 2021|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

2021-07-23T20:58:04-07:00July 23rd, 2021|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

2021-07-23T07:50:49-07:00July 23rd, 2021|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

2021-07-22T18:44:57-07:00July 22nd, 2021|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 [...]

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