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Court Reporters’ Legal Obligations – California Code Of Regulation

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Below is the language that court reporters are to adhere to in California. I have summarized Items 1 through 8 to simplify the regulation for court reporters and attorneys....more

Rush Hour: Scheduling a Deposition Around Traffic

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Timing is everything, especially during rush hour, and particularly when you’re scheduling a deposition. All it takes is a one-minute change in departure, and it can significantly impact your commute. Have you considered how...more

How a constitutional amendment is transforming litigation in Mexico

by Hogan Lovells on

In 2017, Mexico’s congress approved a key amendment to its Federal Commercial Code. The amendment is now driving dramatic changes to the country’s trial process. One of those changes — a shift from written to oral proceedings...more

Looking Back: My First Deposition – What I Wish I Knew

by McManis Faulkner on

A deposition is one of the most useful discovery tools for trial attorneys. It is the only opportunity, prior to trial itself, where an attorney can question a witness about nearly everything he or she knows regarding the...more

Comprehending Nursing Home Abuse

by The Brown Firm on

No one wishes for abuse. Everyone desires safety, happiness, and contentment in life. But there are times when things go the opposite direction. It is with these destructive things which make someone suffer from maltreatment....more

Ask Social-Circle Questions

Do you think you miss valuable information in voir dire? What about your friends and colleagues who are trial lawyers: Do you think they miss valuable information in voir dire?...more

How Long Do We Have To Save Important Documents?

by Kramm Court Reporting on

I was reading a great article put out by Consumer Reports on how long and why certain documents need to be kept and thought it would be beneficial to court reporters, attorneys, all legal professionals. It is suggested that...more

From Snaps to Tweets: The Craft of Social Media Discovery

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Social media may contain a treasure trove of evidence bearing on claims in litigation, but parties must take care to tailor their discovery requests to information that is both relevant and proportional to the needs of the...more

Vaccinate Against Bad Arguments

How do you protect yourself against the nasty flu that is going around this winter? Well, you can partially protect yourself with a vaccination. Introducing your body to a weakened form of the bug helps to build up your...more

Turn Your Passive Juror Into an Active Advocate: Seven Ways

Persuading a group that will then go off and deliberate is a unique persuasive setting. In a way, it can be called ‘Second Order’ persuasion, because it isn’t just about the person being convinced in the moment they’re...more

Truth be told – witness preparation in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States

Working with clients and witnesses internationally poses unique issues for attorneys and their clients. What may be considered best practices in the United States may be restricted or even forbidden in other jurisdictions....more

What’s So Great About a Realtime Feed?

by Planet Depos, LLC on

So, what’s so great about realtime court reporting? A beneficial tool for attorneys, realtime allows counsel to view the proceedings in realtime. Realtime reporting is the instant conversion of the reporter’s stenotype...more

State of Our Judiciary Address Announces E-Filing Rules for Appellate Divisions Affecting Commercial Cases

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced on Tuesday (February 6) in her State of Our Judiciary Address, that the Appellate Divisions in all four Departments will be rolling out electronic filing rules for certain cases. ...more

Using Computer-Generated Animation and Simulation Evidence at Trial: What You Should Know

by Butler Snow LLP on

The use of computer-generated animations and simulations is on the rise in courtrooms around the country, and for good reason – animations and simulations can greatly increase jurors’ understanding of complex issues, and are...more

Depositions in London: No Lollygagging

by Planet Depos, LLC on

London is a city famed for many things, deservedly so: Big Ben, the Queen, policemen in funny hats, double-decker buses, the Abbey (Westminster or Downton), to name but a few of hundreds. One tidbit about London that requires...more

Be Sure to ‘Like’ This Summons on Facebook

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

My colleague Adam Rafsky’s astute post last week on Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich’s recent reminder regarding the importance of proper service and claim viability when seeking a default...more

Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

All the details that go into international depositions make for a lengthy list. The length alone can be intimidating to some, while a detail or two may prove daunting to others. Travel requirements are a perfect example, as...more

Why Mediations Fail

While the majority of disputes resolve at Mediation, there nonetheless remain those that impasse. At times, the lack of success stems from individual issues unique to the matter at hand. Often, however, the failure to achieve...more

[Event] 2018 Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards - January 29th, New York, NY

by Zapproved LLC on

The 2nd Annual Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards continues to honor high achievers in corporate legal preservation and litigation response. Be a part of the experience and join us in honoring some of the shining heroes in the...more

Your International Deposition Checklist (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

For paralegals and their attorneys, a checklist for international depositions is an especially useful tool, as for many, international depositions are not an everyday occurrence. The checklist helps keep the scheduling...more

Litigation procedure: a round-up for construction in-house lawyers

by Dentons on

Proposals for new disclosure rules in the offing - The changes made to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) back in 2013 introduced a new menu of disclosure options to make the process more efficient and ensure that costs are...more

7 Handy Tips for Scheduling a Deposition

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The process of scheduling a deposition can have several moving pieces, from counsel’s and the witness’s schedule to arranging for a court reporter, videographer, and/or interpreter. And then there’s finding an appropriate...more

SCOTUS Implements New Electronic Filing Guidelines

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

At long last, the Supreme Court of the United States has joined the rest of the federal court system in adopting electronic filing. As of November 13, 2017, attorneys filing documents with the Court must submit their...more

ATTORNEYS – What To Provide The Court Reporter For Hearings Or A Trial

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Court reporters prepare for hearings and trials building their dictionaries with specific names and subject matter. Before getting into the courtroom, a court reporter will have created their caption and appearance page. ...more

The Pros and Cons to Camera Placements

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Video depositions can be beneficial to your case, as they can show the witness’s facial expressions, body language, changes in the inflection of the witness’s tone of voice and pauses before answering. To ensure the best...more

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