Headline Roundup: The Latest in National & Texas Legal Support News
May 23 2016 | posted by Law & Order
Like any industry, the litigation support world is always in flux. Laws change, trends emerge, and new things happen every day. To help keep you up to date on all these changes and headlines, we’ve created this helpful news roundup. Check out the top stories in both national and Texas legal support news below!
· SB 1139 now in effect – A new bill has gone into effect for Texas courts. It increases various filing fees, dictates changes to how juvenile boards are composed, and alters several judicial branch court practices.
· Apple refused to comply with San Bernardino shooting requests – Apple refused a legal order asking the company to bypass security functions and give the FBI access to the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of two shooters responsible for the deaths of 14 people in San Bernardino, California in December. Though other methods were eventually discovered to access the phone, the situation could set a dangerous precedent for record retrieval and e-discovery in the future.
· NCRA hosts legal videography seminar – The National Court Reporter’s Association held a three-day Certified Legal Video Specialist seminar Mar. 11 through 13 in Reston, Virginia. The seminar allowed participants to learn about the rules, regulations, and customers of legal videography and at the end, to take both a written and hands-on production test to earn official CLVS certification.
· Texas PACER system in the works – A PACER system will be released later this year for use by Texas lawyers, judges, and the public. It will allow access to court cases and legal records across the state and country, all online.
Be sure to check our blog regularly for more national and Texas legal support news. We’ll be updating often! Have questions about these headlines or want to learn about how LORR’s litigation support team can help your firm? Contact us today.