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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | November 2, 2021

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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eBook: Seven Keys to a Perfect Deposition Transcript

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | August 18, 2021

Conducting remote depositions during the COVID-19 pandemic required attorneys to litigate cases under unfamiliar circumstances as everyone coped with social distancing and other government health mandates fashioned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the circumstances, however, the litigator’s objective has always been the same: to create an accurate record of the deponent’s testimony…

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eBook: COVID-19’s Impact on the Future of Virtual Depositions

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | May 10, 2021

Historically, face-to-face depositions have been the norm in litigation. Even as technology has advanced over the last several decades, ushering the world into the internet age, legal practice has clung to tradition. In the last 15 years, there has been a steadily growing acceptance of technology’s role in litigation due in no small part to…

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eBook: Make Your Zoom Meeting as Secure as Possible

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | March 11, 2021

This eBook reviews security measures deployed by Zoom and security measures that should be adopted by users of the platform. Together, they can create an information-sharing environment that meets the legal profession’s ethical obligation to take reasonable measures to protect client information from access by unauthorized persons in most uses.

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eBook: Elements of a Strong Remote Deposition Protocol

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | February 23, 2021

Remote depositions are an efficient means of obtaining discovery at a time when few are able or willing to travel or gather in groups. More importantly, the reality for litigators today is that it is very difficult to obtain a continuance until some future date when the public health crisis will abate sufficiently to allow in-person depositions to resume.

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8 Ways Lawyers Are Getting Together Online This Year

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | December 8, 2021
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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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | November 30, 2021
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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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | November 15, 2021
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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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | November 10, 2021
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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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Covid-Enforced Virtual Working Boosts Litigators’ Confidence In Tech Skills

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | November 2, 2021
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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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Remote Depositions Prompt Novel Court Rulings on Discovery Practice

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | October 28, 2021
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A prior post looked at two recent trial court rulings involving claims that witness coaching had occurred during a remote deposition, making the point that litigators can protect their clients against witness coaching by taking the time to craft a remote deposition protocol that ensures the integrity of remote depositions. As has proven to be…

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Preventing Witness Coaching During a Remote Deposition

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | October 22, 2021
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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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Legal Practice Areas That Are Thriving During the Pandemic

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | October 13, 2021
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The economist John Kenneth Galbraith lumped all forecasters into two groups: those who don’t know what the future will bring, and those who don’t know they don’t know what the future will bring. This observation, while being both self-evident and humbling, hasn’t diminished one bit the business community’s ardor for the forecasting game. Some predictions…

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8 Critical Technologies for Today’s Next-Generation Litigators

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | October 7, 2021
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When asked what they are looking for in a lawyer, business leaders and in-house counsel invariably say the same thing. Yes, they want a lawyer who is an expert in the relevant legal domain, whether it’s business regulation, products liability, or data privacy. Those skills are table stakes. Increasingly, the thorniest business challenges are those…

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Four Questions Litigators Should Ask Before Conducting an In-Person Deposition

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | September 29, 2021
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As the United States emerges from a prolonged period of remote legal proceedings and reduced in-person interactions to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, many litigators are weighing the desirability of in-person depositions. This time around, however, there are considerations that were not present prior to the pandemic. Responsible lawyers must now take steps to protect the…

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