Preventing Witness Coaching During a Remote Deposition

Remote depositions raise unique challenges for litigators, foremost among them the need to ensure the integrity of the deponent’s testimony. In a typical remote deposition scenario, where the attorney taking the deposition is not in the same room with the deponent, the sound of off-camera voices or the sight of repeated off-camera glances by the…

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Workplace Return Takes Lawyers to Uncharted Territory

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

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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Revised State Data Breach Laws Demand Attention

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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