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Successful Virtual Depositions

Oct 21, 2020 1:09:17 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Depositions, Per Diem Attorneys, Virtual Appearances

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The litigation landscape has certainly changed from what it was a year ago. Since March, 2020, judges, court personal, attorneys and clients have had to adjust to a virtual world that has been both changing everyday and moving very slowly. 

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IME Coverage - The Importance of Representation at the Appointment

Oct 8, 2020 8:57:49 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Services, IME

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Why You Should Use a Virtual Per Diem!

Sep 29, 2020 11:01:21 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Services, General Knowledge, News

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NYS Courts Begin Reopening After Pandemic Closures

May 19, 2020 9:26:02 AM / by Connie Rinaldi and Cesar Zuniga posted in Insider, Closures, News

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As Judge DiFiore said in her May 18, 2020 announcement regarding the current status of the courts, today is a milestone day for the NYS Court System. Read the full announcement here. 

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Legal Wellness: Lawyer Well-being Week

May 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by ZR Per Diem posted in Legal Wellness

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Legal News: New Developments on Foreclosure Law

Mar 11, 2020 10:14:00 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in General Knowledge, New York, News

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The State of Foreclosure in New York State

 

 

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Legal Wellness: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mar 3, 2020 10:41:07 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in General Knowledge, New York, Legal Wellness

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"Today marks a historic step forward in addressing the ongoing mental health crisis in the legal profession," said NYSBA President Hank Greenberg. "Future generations of New York lawyers no longer need to live in fear that bravely and smartly seeking treatment for mental health issues could one day derail their careers."

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Depositions With Per Diem Coverage

Feb 26, 2020 10:44:00 AM / by Connie Rinaldi and Cesar Zuniga posted in Services, General Knowledge

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If you’ve been practicing law for a while you know how much time you spend at court appearances and depositions and how much of that time can feel wasted, especially when there is so much work that needs to get done back at the office. When I was practicing, I felt pulled in every direction by client calls, motions that needed drafting, opposition papers that were due, the list of things to do was endless.  

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Legal Minute: Testimony, Witnesses, and Depositions

Feb 19, 2020 10:32:00 AM / by ZR Per Diem posted in General Knowledge, Legal Minute

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There are many different ways that a witness can be required to give testimony in relation to a claim or lawsuit. This blog post will briefly discuss several common and frequently used methods for taking oral testimony from a party or witness to a claim or action and some best practices for conducting and defending a witness giving testimony. Examples include:

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Legal Wellness: Why Is Attorney Wellness So Important Now?

Feb 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Guest Author posted in Legal Wellness

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If you’ve ever known a lawyer who struggled with addiction or mental health problems, chances are they were quite reluctant to admit anything was wrong. Even in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary, like missed deadlines, sleeping in the office, excessive sick days or difficulty with tasks, they likely denied the existence of any struggle. Maybe the evidence is harder to ignore. Arrests, hospitalizations, unexplained illnesses, missing money. The list goes on and on.  Yet, those who struggle with addiction or mental health issues are often unaware of the impact of their illness, in denial about the seriousness of their condition, or are petrified of being “found out.” And few people have the ability to convince others of something more forcefully and convincingly than a well-trained lawyer!

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