Esquire Viewpoint: Getting you ready for what's next in litigation
The world of litigation is rapidly evolving. Learn how to get more from your investments, improve outcomes and seize the opportunities inherent in change.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Beginning January 1, 2023, all attorneys in New York must take continuing legal education courses on cybersecurity topics as a condition of practicing law in New York. The new continuing legal education requirement, the first in the nation, was recently ordered by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, which regulates the legal profession in that…Read More ...
Washington’s embrace of remote depositions is contained in a set of court rule revisions issued by the Washington Supreme Court Oct. 27. The rules took effect Oct. 31, the day that the governor’s emergency proclamation addressing court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic expired. For civil matters litigated in Washington state courts, all depositions will be subject to…Read More ...
In his article Eight Traits of Great Trial Lawyers, former U.S. Federal District Judge Mark W. Bennett remarked that lack of preparation topped the list of trial lawyer shortcomings in his courtroom. “Preparation,” Judge Bennett wrote, “means thinking of every detail, especially when communicating with juries.” Modern discovery depositions are a good case in point. When…Read More ...
A prior blog post discussing effective cross-examination of expert witnesses during a deposition noted that litigators have an important decision to make when favorable, but unexpected, testimony is extracted from a deposition witness. Should the cross-examining attorney press the witness for additional details in an attempt to discover as much favorable testimony as possible? Or…Read More ...
Palau is an island archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The local economy depends on tourism, mainly from visitors interested in snorkeling and scuba diving along its beautiful barrier reefs. Tourism aside, the Palau economy is dominated by the fishing trade. Palau fishermen export delicious and increasingly rare bigeye and yellowfin tuna destined for sushi restaurants,…Read More ...
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