• 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
  • 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
  • When you work in the legal field, your time is almost never your own. Technology has made it possible for clients and coworkers to contact you at any time during the day, seven days a week. In addition to complicating the traditional work-life balance, this constant communication has had serious
  • In recognition of Labor Day the courts, government offices and most financial institutions will be closed on Monday, September 3rd and will resume operation on Tuesday, September 4th. First Legal remains a 365-day operation and should you have an urgent request, you can contact us at 800.889.0111. Have a safe
  • At First Legal, we love learning more about the individuals that make the First Legal Family such a special group to be a part of. Recently, we caught up with Sam Shield in our Las Vegas office. He was kind enough to share some information about his position. Check it
  • The Superior Court of California of Riverside has made changes to its civil filing and calendar. It has been in effect since July 11th, 2018. To view the court notice click here. For questions please contact us at 800.889.0111 or visit us at www.firstlegal.com. Stay ahead by partnering with First Legal, your
  • This week, we took some time away from our desks to interview Michael Hoefnagel about his work in Unlawful Detainer Services. Michael has consistently gone above and beyond for clients and truly exemplifies First Legal’s core values. We had so much fun chatting with him, and we’re excited to share
  • Superior Court of California, County of Lake Lakeport Office will be closed No hearings will be held and no filings will be accepted at the Lakeport Courthouse. All cases set for the week of July 30, 2018 through August 3, 2018 will be rescheduled. All parties will be notified by
  • Shasta Superior Court: Closed Due to Carr Fire Until August 6, 2018 All court facilities in Shasta County (the main courthouse, Justice Center Depts. 1 and 2 and Dept. 12) are closed to the public until Monday, August 6, 2018. This closure is to allow all emergency personnel to continue
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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