On-demand CLE: Rise to the ACC Value Challenge with technology

Posted: June 8, 2017

If you work in a law firm, you’re probably feeling the pressure: corporate legal departments have been increasingly aggressive in demanding better value from their law firms for the money they’re paying.

Beginning in 2008, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) turned up the heat and pushed law firms with an official Value Challenge. To retain clients and win new ones, firms needed to find new ways to deliver more value for the money.

One effective way for firms to rise to the challenge is through the use of new technology tools in the discovery process, particularly the deposition phase. This is the focus of a new Continuing Legal Education webinar now available on the ALM CLE Center.

In the webinar, “Managing Depositions in the Digital World,” we discuss:

  • How evolving client expectations are transforming the deposition landscape.
  • How the ACC Value Challenge creates a de facto Deposition Value Challenge.
  • How technology tools like electronic exhibits and remote deposition services can help firms gain efficiencies and sustain clients’ competitive advantage throughout the litigation lifecycle.
  • What these tools can do in real-life scenarios.
  • Tips for new users.

For years, firms have steadily streamlined eDiscovery through the use of continuously improving technology. Now it’s time to explore technology for deposition scheduling, streaming, recording, exhibit management, and transcript handling. These tools are helping early adopter lawyers and law firms work more efficiently, elicit better testimony, do more with that testimony, and give clients more value for their money.

We know there are many questions, and we look forward to helping with the answers during our webinar – we hope you’ll join us.

Avi Stadler

Avi is a veteran litigator with deep experience in the financial industry, representing clients in federal and state court, arbitrations, investigations, and regulatory actions. He has handled numerous cases involving business disputes, professional liability, intellectual property, employment discrimination, and white collar crime. As a former adjunct professor at Georgia Tech and in the Emory Trial Techniques Program, he has trained hundreds of law students and law firm associates on deposition and trial advocacy.