TOP 3 TIPS FOR LEVERAGING ONLINE TOOLS AND REMOTE HELP FOR VIRTUAL PRACTICES

2021-09-28T20:51:46-07:00September 28th, 2021|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

By making shrewd decisions, you can leverage technology and remote workers to scale and overtake even well-established traditional law firms. Here are three tips to help that scenario materialize sooner rather than later.   Answer every call during working hours – One of the biggest gripes of clients is when their queries go unanswered, and [...]

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 [...]

WHAT IS eRECORDING AND HOW CAN IT WORK FOR YOU?

2021-09-24T20:39:21-07:00September 24th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Records|

Electronic document recording (or eRecording) is poised to transform the legal industry. Not only does eRecording help to save paper, but it also drastically simplifies the document indexing process. Although this legislation is still evolving, numerous states have laws in place that promote the use of electronic documents by giving them the same status as [...]

HOW THE LEGAL INDUSTRY IS STAYING SANE & PRODUCTIVE IN QUARANTINE

2021-09-23T20:35:46-07:00September 23rd, 2021|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 [...]

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 [...]

HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING THE LEGAL INDUSTRY

2021-09-22T18:58:28-07:00September 22nd, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

As the world adjusts to shelter-in-place orders and social distancing, every industry will face unique challenges. For years, many legal professionals have imagined that our work is recession-proof. The truth is, we are not immune to the effects of economic strain. In order to survive this pandemic, we’ll need to make sweeping changes to the [...]

MAKING THE REMOTE OFFICE WORK FOR YOU

2021-09-21T05:55:23-07:00September 21st, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Personal Wellness, Remote Working|

As law firms across the country transition to remote offices, legal professionals have been forced to quickly adjust their workflow. This has created a steep learning curve, with most people focused on Zoom etiquette and monitoring frequent court status changes. As we begin to adjust to this new normal, it’s beneficial to consider the sustainability [...]

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 [...]