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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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eBook: A First Timer’s Guide to Deposition Interpreters

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | February 3, 2021

Whether it’s an employment discrimination case or a personal injury matter, a patent dispute, or a cross-border antitrust proceeding, the probability that an attorney will encounter parties and witnesses with limited English proficiency rises every day. Not only is the United States becoming more diverse, its courtrooms are also often the forum of choice for…

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Litigators Share Their Best Advice for Succeeding in Remote Depositions

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | June 8, 2021
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For litigators, representing clients during the COVID-19 pandemic has meant developing the skill to effectively conduct a remote deposition. With few courts willing to wait for the day when in-person depositions could safely return, remote depositions — a somewhat novel discovery device in pre-pandemic times— became, out of necessity, the norm. In a litigation environment…

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16 Tips To Nail Your Next Remote Deposition or Hearing

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | June 2, 2021
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The American Bar Association’s Litigation Section recently gathered two experienced virtual advocates and one judge to discuss their experiences handling remote depositions and virtual trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lessons they dispensed were the product of hard-earned experiences in early 2020 — the pioneering days of virtual proceedings. Some were earned through practice and…

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In-House Counsel Rely on Values, Teamwork to Navigate COVID-19 Challenges

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | May 26, 2021
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Businesses and their legal counsel are being stress-tested by unprecedented developments largely out of their control: the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic and growing social unrest arising from racial justice issues in the United States. Top lawyers at three multinational corporations recently explained how their organizations navigated these uncharted waters and how the experience is driving positive…

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California Weighs New Rule on Lodged Electronic Exhibits 5_17_2021

California Weighs New Rule on Lodged Electronic Exhibits

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | May 17, 2021
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Across the country, court systems are looking to build on the successes of the remote electronic technologies used to administer justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legal profession’s effort to resolve novel legal issues relating to virtual proceedings and electronic evidence — already a growing topic of interest before the pandemic struck — is picking…

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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | May 10, 2021
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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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lawyers encouraged to vet tech vendors for security

Lawyers Encouraged to Vet Tech Vendors Carefully

By Jim Ballowe | May 3, 2021
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Law firms are prime targets for hackers. Why? Because their computer networks contain highly concentrated, high-value information about many parties that is often not well-protected. One often-overlooked vulnerability is the security of computer networks operated by third-party vendors employed by the firm. By asking tough questions of vendors that handle client information and by scrutinizing…

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document sharing in remote depositions

Document Sharing in Remote Depositions

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | April 27, 2021
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In his ground-breaking 2013 book Tomorrow’s Lawyers, legal futurist Richard Susskind predicted that technology would radically transform the legal profession within the next few decades. From automation of routine legal tasks to the emergence of new legal service entities to the virtualization of in-person proceedings, Susskind’s assessments about the likely evolution of the legal profession…

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Q&A With Christine Willette, Esquire’s VP of Acquisition Strategy

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | April 21, 2021
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Christine Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, recently became Esquire Deposition Solutions’ Vice President of Acquisition Strategy after more than three decades in the court reporting business as a court reporter and an agency owner. She has volunteered and served as a board member and president of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association and the National Court Reporters…

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Turning Deposition No-Shows to the Client’s Advantage

By Avi Stadler | April 14, 2021
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This post is addressed to the attorney who has properly noticed the deposition of an opposing party for but, for some reason, the intended deponent has failed to appear at the appointed time and place. A basketball metaphor comes to mind this time of year: You’ve been fouled, and you step to the line for…

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Making the Record

By Christine J Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC | April 6, 2021
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Vox audita perit, litera scripta manet* *The spoken word vanishes; the written word remains The responsibility of the court reporter is to preserve the record an attorney creates. You, the attorney, may have an excellent theory and a winning strategy, but your strategy is only as good as the record that supports it. This four-part…

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