Credit and criminal history background checks, an integral part of the employment screening process, are becoming hot-button issues in the courts. They are potential minefields for employers. In the electronic age, employers are able to research applicants’ backgrounds quickly and ...Read More »
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As electronic discovery continues to evolve, litigators are facing new challenges, including emerging technology and expanding amounts of data. Looking ahead to the coming year, lawyers should keep an eye on the following trends: Death of metadata As judges have ...
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Maybe you’re blasé about blogs, turned off by tweets, skeptical of the whole social media scene. That hands-off policy may hurt you and your client. Lawyers no longer have the luxury of ignoring social media, even if they choose not ...Read More »
Like iPad evangelists, two lawyers from opposite ends of Virginia are extolling the virtues of Apple’s tablet computer as a reliable and efficient tool for courtroom lawyers. Both Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronald K. Elkins and civil trial lawyer John ...Read More »
A technology more commonly found in movie theaters made its way into a Radford courtroom last month. A judge and jury put on 3-D glasses in court to view in-depth, three-dimensional depictions of the inside of a patient’s spinal canal. ...Read More »