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

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | August 25, 2021
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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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eBook: Seven Keys to a Perfect Deposition Transcript

eBook: Seven Keys to a Perfect Deposition Transcript

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | August 18, 2021
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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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Build Expertise With These Eight Litigation Podcasts

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | August 10, 2021
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Going on vacation this summer and can’t quite leave the office behind? Consider loading up your phone or smartwatch with podcasts. Legal podcasting is growing right now, and there are many high-quality podcasts in the litigation and insurance defense fields to choose from. Instead of dozing or listening to music during your vacation downtime, you…

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Winning Habits That Produce Accurate Remote Deposition Transcripts

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | August 3, 2021
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Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina begins with a frequently quoted observation: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Happy families, it seems, all enjoy financial security and mutual affection within their homes, while unhappy families suffer from any number of malignant causes. Most difficult endeavors are the same.…

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Revised State Data Breach Laws Demand Attention

Revised State Data Breach Laws Demand Attention

By Jim Ballowe | July 27, 2021
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I’ve written quite a bit during the past year about cybersecurity, urging lawyers to take seriously their obligations to protect client confidential information and to be judicious when acquiring technology and services that will be used to store and transmit client data. I’m returning to the topic of cybersecurity again today, this time to note…

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The Deposition Service Provider’s Role in Trimming Insurance Industry Expenses

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | July 19, 2021
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Back in 2017, we wrote about the impact that modern deposition management services can have on the leading impediments to insurance company profitability: unallocated loss adjustment expenses (ULAE), allocated loss adjustment expenses (ALAE), and losses paid out to claimants. Today, as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and into an era of uncertain insurance…

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The Role of Depositions in Preserving Trial Errors for Review

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | July 13, 2021
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Whether it’s during a deposition or during trial, the job of preserving errors for judicial review is a vital part of the litigator’s professional obligation to his or her client. Many trial outcomes turn on evidentiary rulings, particularly on the exclusion of evidence that one party believes is absolutely essential to its case. When this…

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Court Reporting’s Alphabet Soup: What Do Those Letters Mean?

By Christine J Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC | July 7, 2021
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As an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant seeking the services of a court reporting professional, have you ever wondered what all those letters following a court reporter’s name mean? They’re professional certifications, the “alphabet soup of court reporting,” and they hold the key to finding the right court reporter for your next deposition, hearing, or…

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Lawyers, Be Tough Customers When Purchasing Technology

By Jim Ballowe | June 29, 2021
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Lawyers, ask yourselves:  Can I ethically connect my work laptop computer to an unsecured public Wi-Fi network? What data security measures are in place at the technology vendors that store and process my clients’ confidential information? Do the software applications that process my clients’ confidential information have the latest security updates? If you don’t know…

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Virtual proceedings demand litigators best efforts

Virtual Proceedings Demand Litigators’ Best Efforts

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | June 22, 2021
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Courts are now reopening across the country and the social distancing requirements that upended traditional civil litigation practices for the past year are gradually being eliminated. The “old normal” appears to be just around the corner. No more need to polish those hard-earned virtual advocacy skills, right?  Yes and no. Although it’s true that in-person…

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