Month: February 2021

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Connecting with Clients Via the Internet

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It has long since been a fact that the digital age heavily impacts our lives. Never was this fact more true, however, before the global pandemic struck in 2020. Suddenly, those who may not have been as attached to technology were forced to learn how to better incorporate it into their lives.

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This impacted people not just on an interpersonal level, but a business level. Companies that previously operated mostly on a face-to-face basis were forced to transition to a virtual way of keeping in business.

West Palm Beach attorney, Mark Shalloway, is among the professionals who had to make this change. His elder law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, has served South Florida’s senior citizens and their families for 30 years now, and they weren’t about to let a pandemic get in the way of that service. In a time where an area of law such as elder law is so important, it was crucial that Shalloway keep their doors open, even if that meant in a virtual setting.

To keep people safe and healthy at home, Shalloway & Shalloway offered their services over phone or video call. Though working from home, everyone is available during regular business hours to discuss one’s estate planning, asset protection, or any other elder law needs. Florida documents can even be notarized using audio-video technology during this time– ensuring every step can be made from the comfort and safety of one’s home.

Always a proponent for educating the masses, Shalloway hosts free, elder law seminars where audience members can learn about anything from wills and trusts to Medicaid planning. For years, these seminars occurred across Palm Beach County, open to any who wanted to learn more about the world of law. When meeting in large quantities became dangerous, Shalloway didn’t let those seminars day. He adapted. Now, anyone in the world can attend Shalloway’s free, virtual seminars every month via Zoom. Clients should reserve their spots by emailing seminars@shalloway.com or calling 561-686-6200 to get the most out of the experience.

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As things change, so have Shalloway’s services. The offices are open again, but extra precautions are taken for the benefit of clients and employees alike. Everyone is required to wear masks and keep six feet in distance. Plastic dividers have been put up in offices and at reception to better separate everyone. Additional sanitization measures have been taken on top of the firm’s already existing cleaning system. At Shalloway’s offices, clients can be confident they are safe.

Whether more comfortable with a physical or virtual connection, Shalloway & Shalloway is there for their clients. Learn more by calling 561-686-6200, filling out this contact form, or visiting their office.

1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

How Court Reporting and Remote Depositions Come Together

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In the past year, the world of law has had to make some major changes. With many professionals working from home for the majority of the year, everyone has had to adapt what they do to keep cases moving while ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

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With livelihoods potentially in the balance, the law can’t just be put on hold.¬†National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) quickly rose to the challenge.¬†Videoconferencing was already a service the litigation firm employed. The service allows attorneys to connect across the globe for any sort of meeting they may need. The next logical step was to transform that idea into remote depositions.

How can an attorney have a remote deposition? It’s the exact same idea of an in-person deposition, just from the comfort and safety of each participant’s home or personal office with a few minor changes. Remote depositions must be agreed upon by all involved parties. Any and all exhibits or documents must be delivered to those involved via email. All those involved should ensure their microphone and cameras properly work.¬†On the day of the deposition, oath must be administered remotely. From that point on, the deposition continues as it might in the court room.

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Though some may think a remote deposition may mean no court reporter involvement, this does not have to be the case. When an attorney schedules a remote deposition through the NNRC, that service can include one of the company’s skilled professionals. Though not in-person, the NNRC’s court reporters are still able to produce an accurate transcript in record time, and are on standby to assist with any problems that may arise.

With the NNRC, attorneys can be confident all their information is safe. The company utilizes the best technology in the business so that legal teams and their witnesses connect over a secure server. All details of the case stay between those involved in it, precisely as it should be.

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In a time where everything seems uncertain, the NNRC is there to make things a little clearer. For decades they have offered superior litigation support to attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals across the globe. Customer service should never come second, especially in a global pandemic. With the NNRC, clients not only know their case is in good hands, but the hands of professionals who truly care. In a line of work so important, that is a quality that truly matters.

To learn more about the NNRC and their remote depositions, call (916) 451-9187, email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com, or fill out this contact form.