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How to Cross-Examine an Expert Witness

2020-04-01T22:34:20-07:00April 16th, 2020|News|

Cross-examining expert witnesses can be a daunting task, especially if the witness in question has more court experience than you do. However, with a solid plan, sufficient preparation, and use of the appropriate techniques, a cross-examination can go a long way to achieving the outcome you desire. Three techniques, in particular, have stood the [...]

Examining the Value of Mediation in 2020

2020-04-01T22:34:41-07:00April 6th, 2020|News|

Several benefits are provided by early mediation. Disputes between opposing parties can be resolved behind closed doors in a matter of days, incurring minimal costs. This approach also affords flexibility, with attorneys able to pick the location, time of day, and highlight specific issues for coverage within the mediation discussions. Yet despite the apparent [...]

Court Reporters & Data Security: The Modern Approach

2020-04-01T22:29:42-07:00March 30th, 2020|News|

Privacy and data security should be of utmost importance to all of today's court reporters. For many, the most considerable risk is employing an attitude of "it won't happen to me." But it most definitely can. What's more, court reporters are guardians of the record, and it's their responsibility to ensure that data remains [...]

Bolstering Your Litigation Strategy with AI

2020-03-25T23:55:00-07:00March 20th, 2020|News|

Even though Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used within the e-discovery process for the better part of a decade, this type of technology is capable of far more. Complex litigation tasks such as legal research, drafting pleadings, and predicting judicial decisions can all be processed by machine learning software in a fraction of the [...]

Remote Solutions for Your Deposition Needs

2020-04-01T22:56:05-07:00March 16th, 2020|News|

Dear Client, As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities, First Legal is working to keep our partners and communities healthy and informed. During these uncertain times, we would like to share how First Legal Depositions can help you navigate your deposition needs. We have ramped up our remote solutions to help [...]

Advancing Your Client’s Case During Deposition

2020-03-25T23:56:11-07:00March 6th, 2020|News|

Although depositions can often win or lose a case, many young attorneys fail to give them the respect they deserve. Just one wrong step made by a client can prove fatal to an entire case, so it's essential to put your client through their paces before the big day arrives. Here are some simple [...]

3 New Types of Data Available in Discovery

2020-03-25T23:57:36-07:00February 27th, 2020|News|

Data types are continuing to evolve faster than the laws concerning the discovery processes. The scope of discoverable data is becoming broader each day and is challenging the legal procedures and applications designed to govern them. While expanding the scope of data to be identified, preserved, collected, and reviewed will slow the process of [...]

Reasons to Record Legal Data

2020-01-06T11:00:39-08:00January 6th, 2020|News|

When it comes to law firm information, many legal professionals are split on the matter of its value. While we look for all the information we can get in a deposition, we don’t always see the value in recording our day-to-day information. Moreover, many firms don’t have the software or programs necessary to collect large [...]

The eDiscovery Trends of 2019

2019-12-30T12:00:42-08:00December 30th, 2019|News|

Much like the law itself, the technology behind eDiscovery is constantly evolving. In less than two decades, we’ve seen enormous industry changes - from the Zubulake rulings on Electronically Stored Information to the development of specialized eDiscovery programs. Today, we’re going to examine some of the latest challenges and trends of eDiscovery and we’ll address [...]

The Importance of Attorney Well-being

2019-12-16T10:10:46-08:00December 16th, 2019|News|

Common sense tells us that your firm is only as strong as your attorneys. So, how can you make sure that your attorneys are operating at their highest level? It all starts with attorney wellbeing. Your attorneys are at their best when they feel that their wellbeing is supported throughout all levels of your organization. [...]