The COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 pushed the boundaries even further. Lawyers had to learn how to practice law remotely. In-person meetings and live court appearances stopped completely. Interviews, depositions, mediations and even trials transitioned to Zoom.
SMGB law has embraced these advances and challenges. We built a new office in Hoover, Alabama in June, 2020. Our conference rooms are fully Zoom-capable. We are able to remotely attend court appearances, take depositions, attend mediations and even try cases to completion within the confines of our office. We now deploy drones in site investigations. These advances cut down on the expense of travel, and allow us to have a national, high-tech footprint at no additional cost. We also invest in the most up-to-date trial software, allowing us to try cases with full multimedia capabilities.
Technology is the difference-maker. And SMGB Law has merged law with technology to stay on the cutting edge.