Remote Jury Trials & The Future of Litigation

2020-12-09T16:48:55-08:00December 9th, 2020|News|

One of the most famous legal maxims states that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ Due to the coronavirus pandemic, courts across the country have been forced to postpone jury trials. Unfortunately, as we approach the end of the year, the delay and backlog created by these postponed cases demand innovative solutions. In this article, [...]

Tips for Responding to Privilege Objections in Your Deposition

2020-10-21T11:05:00-07:00November 5th, 2020|News|

According to the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure, opposing attorneys may object “when necessary to preserve a privilege.” This rule (FRCP 30(c)(2) provides important protections for the deponent. Unfortunately, when you’re conducting the deposition, privilege objections can derail your line of questioning. In this article, we’re going to explore possible responses to privilege objections [...]

Overcoming the Fear of Remote Depositions

2020-10-21T11:02:16-07:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Before the coronavirus pandemic, remote depositions were slowly gaining traction and popularity. In late March, social distancing measures dramatically increased the number of remote depositions. While the practice is still not considered ‘standard’, it has been adopted by many new users. Some litigants have even been compelled to submit remote depositions despite protests that [...]

The Ultimate Strategy for Drafting Deposition Summaries

2020-10-21T10:59:37-07:00October 22nd, 2020|News|

Well-documented and neatly formatted deposition summaries are extremely useful during the course of a trial. Unfortunately, although these summaries are great for a quick reference, they can also be tiresome to create. To help you get started, we’re sharing our tips to write the best deposition summary. The Basics of a Deposition Summary Deposition [...]

The Top Considerations for Your Remote Court Hearing

2020-07-27T17:11:00-07:00August 18th, 2020|News|

Preparing for your remote court hearing can be a daunting task. Whether this is your first remote proceeding or whether you’re a seasoned professional, there’s always something more to learn. Although the process can feel unnatural, it can also be very effective if you commit to the proper preparation.  In this article, we’ve put [...]

Remote Technology Tools to Consider in 2020

2020-07-27T17:09:21-07:00August 11th, 2020|News|

When law firms began social distancing, many felt unprepared for the transition to remote work. Now that we’ve been practicing virtually for a few months, you’re probably better positioned to identify inefficiencies in your remote workflow.  Whether you’re planning to continue remote work or you’re eager to get back to the office, it may [...]

5 Tips for Your Virtual Arbitration

2020-07-27T16:45:37-07:00August 4th, 2020|News|

As coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, more and more disputes arise between businesses and consumers. Supply-chains have been disrupted, employees laid off, and corporations may be unable to honor existing contracts. Due to social distancing guidelines, legal professionals have been forced to consider alternative methods of dispute resolution. Today, we’re going to explore [...]

Managing Difficult Witnesses in a Remote Deposition

2020-07-06T19:00:55-07:00July 22nd, 2020|News|

Managing a difficult or hostile witness is unpleasant during a standard deposition. When a witness is uncooperative, it jeopardizes the usefulness of the transcript. The deposition process becomes more manageable with time and practice. However, when you’re conducting a remote deposition, you may find yourself questioning your tried-and-true strategies. Without nonverbal cues and body [...]

How to Swear in Witnesses Remotely

2020-07-06T19:04:33-07:00July 15th, 2020|News|

Over the past few months, the legal industry has steadily adapted to remote working. The U.S. Supreme Court even took oral arguments telephonically for the first time in its history! Many states now have standing orders that authorize remote depositions, and we've accepted them as our' new normal'. Videoconferencing is an excellent solution because [...]

Courtroom Catchup: How They’re Surviving Coronavirus

2020-07-06T18:27:58-07:00July 8th, 2020|News|

Across the country, courts have been working around the clock to modify their operations due to COVID-19. Following a period of widespread court closures, we’ve begun the shift to remote working in order to tackle the mounting backlog of cases. Today, we’re reviewing how some courts and legal institutions have adjusted to the coronavirus. [...]

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