Lawyers Encouraged to Vet Tech Vendors Carefully

Law firms are prime targets for hackers. Why? Because their computer networks contain highly concentrated, high-value information about many parties that is often not well-protected. One often-overlooked vulnerability is the security of computer networks operated by third-party vendors employed by the firm. By asking tough questions of vendors that handle client information and by scrutinizing…

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Turning Deposition No-Shows to the Client’s Advantage

This post is addressed to the attorney who has properly noticed the deposition of an opposing party for but, for some reason, the intended deponent has failed to appear at the appointed time and place. A basketball metaphor comes to mind this time of year: You’ve been fouled, and you step to the line for…

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The High Price of Failing to Appear for Deposition

The necessity to advance civil litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge for counsel, even as positivity and death rates are falling across the United States. Litigators are juggling client meetings, court hearings, and pretrial depositions, all online, one after the other — without the mental break formerly provided by travel from the office…

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Latest Sedona Conference e-Discovery Glossary Emphasizes Data Security Technologies

We’re well into the digital age, and most litigators are familiar with the basic nomenclature of modern electronic discovery practice. Electronically stored information, document custodian, metadata, native formats, and predictive coding — these technical terms are widely understood and part of every discussion involving pretrial discovery of electronic data. You may even be well-versed in…

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Should Cost Considerations Drive Broader Use of Remote Depositions?

The COVID-19 pandemic taught the legal community that technology can be deployed to effectively serve clients and resolve disputes remotely, if necessary. Suddenly stripped of their ability to meet in-person, lawyers and courts rapidly adopted technology to meet their professional obligations. But as the country emerges from COVID-19 and restrictions on travel and in-person meetings…

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eBook: Make Your Zoom Meeting as Secure as Possible

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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