Tips for Handling Uncooperative Opposing Counsel

2021-06-07T16:15:18-07:00July 27th, 2021|News|

Every year, the amount of cases that proceed to trial continues to decrease. This shift has placed enormous pressure on the discovery process, which creates an opportunity for obstruction. From bad faith objections to witness coaching, these tactics can delay proceedings and increase litigation costs for both parties.  In this article, we’re going to [...]

Reminders for Your Next Remote Deposition

2021-06-08T16:14:29-07:00July 15th, 2021|News|

During the coronavirus pandemic, many legal professionals were introduced to remote depositions for the first time. In the months that followed, most quickly gained critical technical skills and began to display confidence in the new format. Whether you’re new to the scene or a remote deposition veteran, you can improve your performance with a [...]

How to Prepare for Your First Court Reporting Assignment

2021-06-07T16:13:49-07:00July 6th, 2021|News|

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re nearing the end of your court reporting education. Congratulations! Whether you’re planning to pursue freelance jobs or work with a singular court, these tips will help ease the transition into your official role and prepare you for your first reporting assignment. Let’s dive in! Understand [...]

Strategies to Protect Trade Secrets in Arbitration

2021-06-07T16:14:30-07:00June 24th, 2021|News|

Secrets may not make friends, but they certainly make for complicated litigation! Maintaining confidentiality of trade secrets during an arbitration process is a difficult task. In this article, we’ll share some tips and strategies to help you protect your clients while you advocate on their behalf.  The Top-Down Approach During corporate arbitration, the first [...]

How to Conduct Voir Dire for Your Remote Trial

2021-06-07T16:10:09-07:00June 17th, 2021|News|

Selecting the members of a jury plays a critical role in the litigation process and can ultimately influence the outcome of your case. During voir dire, attorneys have mere moments to observe the behavior of potential jurors and evaluate their fitness to serve. As remote trials become increasingly common, legal professionals must adapt traditional [...]

Everything You Need to Know about AIA Trial Depositions

2021-06-07T16:08:55-07:00June 8th, 2021|News|

When a truly innovative product hits the market for the first time, other companies are quick to develop similar items. Inventors can protect their intellectual property by obtaining the appropriate patents. Of course, the patent approval process can be contentious and litigious in its own right! In fact, in 2011, Congress passed the America [...]

Why COVID-19 Doesn’t Eliminate Your Discovery Obligations

2021-06-09T15:13:43-07:00May 27th, 2021|News|

The coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the legal system, forcing practitioners to adjust time-tested procedures for the new normal. Accommodating special circumstances during the pandemic required the courts to set forth some new rules regarding discovery obligations. In this article, we’ll review one of these court decisions and explore the impact it may have [...]

The Worst Mistakes that Lawyers Can Make During Arbitration: Part 2

2021-05-25T13:11:35-07:00May 18th, 2021|News|

Welcome back to the First Legal Depositions mini-series on common arbitration mistakes! If you missed the first installment, we recommend starting from the beginning for the most enjoyable reading experience. In this article, we’ll cover the procedures for late-stage arbitration and offer our tips and tricks to help you ensure everything runs smoothly!  Let’s [...]

The Worst Mistakes that Lawyers Can Make During Arbitration: Part 1

2021-05-25T13:10:51-07:00May 4th, 2021|News|

Entering an arbitration agreement is a major decision for both parties. By forfeiting the right to a courtroom trial, it is often possible to obtain a resolution more quickly and effectively. On the other hand, arbitration awards are also significantly more difficult to appeal, which can be a major risk for unprepared attorneys.  We [...]

Exploring the Translation Challenges of Multilingual Litigation

2021-05-25T13:16:31-07:00April 29th, 2021|News|

Over the years, the legal industry has become increasingly globalized, leading to a sharp rise in cross-border, multilingual litigation. These language barriers can complicate every stage of litigation, but they are particularly troublesome during the discovery process. According to a recent Gartner study, almost 60% of the cost of litigation involves reviewing documents. These [...]

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