10 Reasons to Consider Video Depositions Now

It’s one thing to say that video is more impactful than the spoken word or words printed on a sheet of paper. But it’s quite another to personally experience the power of video, as we all have during the past two years of virtual hearings, Zoom meetings, and remote depositions. Litigators today know that video…

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Discovery Depositions and Hearsay Evidence

The California Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling on the use of civil discovery depositions in lieu of trial testimony. The court’s opinion in Berroteran v. Los Angeles County Superior Court, No. S259522 (Calif. Sup. Ct., March 7, 2022), removed from the books an intermediate appellate court decision that it believed would have admitted…

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Covid-Enforced Virtual Working Boosts Litigators’ Confidence In Tech Skills

Of all the changes that COVID-19 imposed upon us, remote working has been one of the most profound. Now it has become a permanent fixture in full-time, part-time, or hybrid variations across many industries, including the legal profession. To understand how remote work affects attorneys’ day-to-day lives, Esquire executed a survey with litigators to explore…

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Workplace Return Takes Lawyers to Uncharted Territory

Yes, “uncharted territory” is a cliche. And so is “new normal.” But that’s not going to stop us from using both terms here. You might say we’re taking those two tried-and-true tigers by the tail and plowing ahead regardless. New normal? That would be the current business climate in which businesses and governments are struggling…

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ABA Urges Lawyers to Weigh Disparate Impacts, Safety When Making Re-Opening Plans

There’s no shortage of compliance hurdles and operational challenges for law firms to leap when formulating plans for bringing lawyers and staff back to the office following prolonged periods of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local health and safety mandates are first and foremost, of course. But following quickly behind are the novel challenges…

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