Are We Taking Data Security Seriously Enough?

Every litigator should be able to give a positive answer to the following question: “Did I do everything reasonably possible to protect my clients against the loss of information they entrusted to me?” Although most attorneys would find the question well-timed and entirely legitimate, the unfortunate reality is that many law firms are not taking…

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Advice on Virtual Jury Trials From Online Pioneers

Jury trials are among the last pieces of the judicial system to undergo a virtual transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although some aspects of jury trials will never be replicated online — for example, the bonding process that jurors experience after spending days or weeks together — courts across the country have…

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Technology Tips From Virtual Trial Experts

Virtual trials are different from in-person trials. They demand technology that is unfamiliar to many and a new approach to trial advocacy, where the litigator’s voice and physical presence have been replaced by a video transmission that is, in many cases, substantially outside of the litigator’s control. Some attorneys are mastering this new litigation environment,…

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Remote Technology and Trials After COVID-19

The legal community’s forced apprenticeship with remote technology during the COVID-19 pandemic changed, almost overnight, how litigation is conducted in the United States. From mundane interactions like client meetings to courtroom hearings with constitutional significance like arraignments and trials, courts and lawyers have replaced in-person processes with technology-enabled, socially distant substitutes wherever feasible and lawful.…

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