California Weighs New Rule on Lodged Electronic Exhibits

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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Document Sharing in Remote Depositions

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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Making the Record

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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Looking Your Best During Remote Depositions

Few in the legal community question the aphorism that “appearances matter.” They do. Rightly or wrongly, typos in a brief, tardiness, or other signs of inattention to detail are all impediments to successful representation of the client. A lawyer’s attire can also promote, or detract from, professional success. A neat and professional personal appearance projects…

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COVID-19 Burnout? Bar Groups Can Help

Lawyer well-being is a fuzzy term for a distinct condition that determines a lawyer’s ability to effectively serve clients and thrive in the practice of law. Well-being, like health or happiness, describes a state of being: lawyers who are mentally sound, engaged, and physically able to meet the demands of their profession. Lawyers who lack…

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