8 Ways Lawyers Are Getting Together Online This Year

There’s no doubt that most lawyers are social creatures and that, until recently, the practice of law has been a hands-on, in-person, tradition-bound business. Litigators spend a large part of their professional lives in social settings: courtrooms, conference rooms, and public meeting spaces. Opportunities for in-person communication — “networking” — are vital for business development.…

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eLitigate Platform Improves Questioning, Document Handling in Remote Depositions

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, litigators reached for any technology they could find to conduct depositions at a safe distance. In most cases, that technology was Zoom video conferencing — an inexpensive, user-friendly technology platform that could, with preparation and practice, be repurposed for remote depositions. Remote depositions — many of them…

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Post-Pandemic Reforms Are Remaking the U.S. Justice System

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, the legal profession responded with a one-two punch. The first response was to fashion emergency procedures that enabled courts to function during the pandemic and, if possible, to find ways to use technology to replace in-person proceedings. Overnight virtual arraignments, virtual bench trials, and remote depositions emerged…

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4 Small Tech Investments That Pay Big Dividends for Remote Depositions

Professional communications today are pervasively mediated by technology. Courtrooms, conference rooms, and judges’ chambers — those familiar environments where most of a litigator’s work was traditionally accomplished — are now frequently replaced by microphones, cameras, and computer screens.  As is the case with most technological progress, these changes carry both peril and opportunity. And while…

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Preventing Witness Coaching During a Remote Deposition

Remote depositions raise unique challenges for litigators, foremost among them the need to ensure the integrity of the deponent’s testimony. In a typical remote deposition scenario, where the attorney taking the deposition is not in the same room with the deponent, the sound of off-camera voices or the sight of repeated off-camera glances by the…

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