Practicing Litigation Virtually - Interesting Statistics
Are you in your Pajamas for a Deposition or Not? Here are some Stats
Practicing Law Institute polled 100 attorneys - with the largests responses from Biglaw firms (31.18%), 23.66% from small firms and 23.66% from midsize firms - to find out how things have worked out when practicing law virtually during the pandemic.
Which software are these attorneys using? Zoom wins with 77.78% using this platform then Microsoft Teams (9.09%) and Webex in third with 8.08%.
Almost 62% of respondents reported that they always wear formal business attire for virtual hearings and depositions. The majority of respondents, about 80%, reported that they never wear pajamas or loungewear for virtual hearings and depositions.
We all heard about the "Cat meeting"? And there is only one "Cat Lawyer" https://abovethelaw.com/2021/02/im-not-a-cat-the-best-zoom-court-mishap-yet/?rf=1 Almost 60% of respondents reported that they would indeed be able to immediately turn off a cat filter if necessary.
How often are cameras on for virtual hearings and depositions? 68.63% of lawyers say always. 27.45% say somethines and 3.92% say never.
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