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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 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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The Opportunity and Imperative for Post-Pandemic Legal Innovation

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | September 22, 2021
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Lawyers can profit from taking a deep interest in their clients’ affairs, not only to anticipate their legal services needs but also to appreciate — and adopt, perhaps — the clients’ approach to business and service innovation. Today, as the country is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are responding to what they see…

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Litigation Experts Encourage Wider Use of Privilege Protection Orders

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | September 14, 2021
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Federal litigators aren’t taking sufficient advantage of 2008 amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 502, which gives them the authority to obtain protective orders that can stem the damage from inadvertent disclosure of confidential information during pretrial discovery. So says the Sedona Conference in the recently released Sedona Conference Commentary on the Effective Use of…

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Workplace Return Takes Lawyers to Uncharted Territory

By Esquire Deposition Solutions | September 8, 2021
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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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Staying Secure in the New Hybrid Workplace

By Jim Ballowe | September 1, 2021
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Most observers believe that the legal profession is rapidly moving toward so-called “hybrid workplaces,” a term office managers use to describe a mixed-work environment that spans brick-and-mortar law offices, home offices, and myriad places in between.    Cybersecurity experts have another word for the hybrid workplace: Nightmare. The hybrid workplace, they say, is fertile ground for…

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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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