Live Versus Remote Depositions


Depositions are arguably the most vital component of the discovery process, as written discovery (interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admission) are finalized, if not almost entirely prepared, by attorneys.

Deposition Summary


3 Methods of Preparing a Deposition Summary. Preparing a deposition summary can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client. What will the deposition summary be used for? Cost of a Deposition Summary. 3 Methods to Prepare a Deposition Summary.


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Deposition Summary Examples That Work


There is no doubt that a deposition summary plays a key role not just for lawyers but everyone involved in the trial process. Lawsuits & Litigation deposition deposition summaries deposition summary litigation sworn depositions

With Court Authorization, Litigators Discover Remote Depositions


She used it for the first time on April 1, 2020 when taking a remote deposition over Zoom. I’m reminded too of my column from 2014 about the end of the paper chase, thanks to electronic exhibits, which streamline depositions—whether remote or in-person. We’ll consider each deposition.

From Court Reporting to Video to Exhibits, An All-in-One Virtual Deposition Solution Launches


Will remote depositions disappear as legal professionals emerge from the pandemic? ” eLitigate goes beyond point solutions such as Zoom and Box, she said, to handle the entire workflow from calling in to schedule a virtual deposition all the way through to delivery of the transcript.

5 Tips to Prepare Yourself for a Mesothelioma Deposition


Depositions can take an incredible toll on people suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Shielding Corporate Execs From Depositions After GM Ruling

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A Georgia appeals court recently allowed a plaintiff to depose General Motors' CEO, in a blow to the apex doctrine's protections for high-ranking executives, but measures before and during discovery can reduce corporate leaders' exposure in such cases, say attorneys at DLA Piper

Judge is investigated after he reportedly testifies in divorce deposition about burying $100K in his backyard


A Nashville, Tennessee, circuit judge’s divorce records must be turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation amid an investigation into his deposition testimony, a…

Important Tips for Conducting a Remote Deposition During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Litigation Services Note from the Paralegal Division Technology Committee: Remote depositions have become increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many paralegals and attorneys are still trying to find their way through this new remote frontier. By Huseby Inc.

How to Access a Safe Deposit Box in California Following a Loved One’s Death


When a loved one dies with a safe deposit box, it's important to check what's inside! Often, people store wills, trusts, or other important estate planning documents in their safe deposit boxes.

Marvel CEO seeks punitive damages for alleged theft of his DNA during a deposition


Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter is seeking punitive damages against Chubb insurance for allegedly facilitating a DNA theft during a deposition.

UK: Mortgage Scheme Launched For 5% Deposit - Keebles


It has been announced that big lenders are now starting to offer mortgages to borrowers offering a deposit of just 5%, under the new government guarantee scheme

‘You are not dicking around with a rookie;’ lawyer’s deposition ‘churlishness’ is memorialized


A federal magistrate judge has declined to impose a monetary sanction on a Montana lawyer who told opposing counsels that they are “not dicking around…

Secrets of a Personal Injury Lawyer


The headline from the website or billboard brought you in: “Over $100 Million Recovered” and you thought ‘I could be 1 of that $100 Million’. Statistically that’s far from reality.

Taking Depositions: Six Common Deposition Mistakes


Prior to reaching the courtroom, most legal cases require deposition taking-a process in which an attorney questions a deponent while a court reporter records the dialogue. Depositions are recorded using technologies that enhance transcript integrity. By avoiding the mistakes below, attorneys help to ensure a deposition produces the desired results

Southern District of Mississippi Finds a Successful Physician Who Would Need to Temporarily Shut Down His Practice to Testify is Not "Unavailable"

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony that: (A) was given as a witness at a trial, hearing, or lawful deposition, whether given during the current proceeding or a different one; and

Judge chides lawyers for ‘tit-for-tat squabbles’ and ‘shenanigans,’ sanctions one for shut-up command


A federal magistrate judge in Florida has criticized two lawyers for “needless and inappropriate bickering” during depositions and sanctioned one of them partly for telling…

Court Find Former Testimony Was Admissible in Civil Rights Action Against Police Officers

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony that: (A) was given as a witness at a trial, hearing, or lawful deposition, whether given during the current proceeding or a different one; and

Court of Appeals of Kentucky Grapples With Former Testimony Hearsay Exception

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Kentucky Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony given as a witness at another hearing of the same or a different proceeding, or in a deposition taken in

DR Congo ratifies protocol establishing African court of human rights


The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

Are You Willing to Die for Your Firm?


I have heard from numerous legal professionals that they are expected to show up at the firm on a regular basis in order to gather the mail, deposit checks and more. Is your firm asking you to periodically go to the office?

Proactive Litigation Paralegal Tip


Instead of waiting for the attorney to ask you to prepare for an upcoming deposition or a summary judgment filing, you could start working on those projects well in advance of being asked. A proactive litigation paralegal is a valuable addition to any litigation team.

Tip for Quickly Finding the Relevant Court Rule


As a litigation paralegal, you need to be good at finding the relevant court rule quickly. Even with the ability to do a keyword search online, you want to make sure your results are refined so that you do not waste your time sifting through dozens of irrelevant search results.

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Most of all, our doctors can provide medical opinions and design deposition questions. Announcing MediSums, medical records summarizing. Here's the most economical and efficient way to get your medical records summarized. MediSums medical records summarizing is completed only by licensed doctors and legal nurses. You get a complete and very accurate summary or chronology. Reserve your team now! MediSums, a division of Estrin Legal Staffing.

Afternoon Briefs: Slower-paying law students wait-listed; ‘tiger mom’ law prof back in the news


Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be…

California Cannabis Litigation in 2021 – Back to Discovery


Depositions – Code of Civil Procedure § 2025.010, et seq. Depositions are question-and-answer sessions that occur in person, with a court reporter transcribing everything simultaneously. California also allows for written depositions, although these are rarely used.

9 best practices for a remote witness interview in COVID-19 era


It’s easy to rattle off a list of the disadvantages of conducting an important meeting, remote witness interview, deposition or even court hearing using Zoom or other videoconferencing tools.

Cohen Milstein Rips Paul Weiss, Alex Oh's 'Half Apologies'

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Cohen Milstein attorneys roasted what they called "half apologies" that recently resigned SEC enforcement director Alex Oh and her former colleagues at Paul Weiss provided a federal judge over descriptions of a February deposition that could get them sanctioned

12 Reasons Attorneys and Legal Professionals Register for MyVeritext


Attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants/secretaries, and other legal professionals are finding that MyVeritext enables them to be more efficient in the daily tasks involved with depositions and case management. All Connor Reporting, a Veritext company, clients now have access to MyVeritext.

Germany court bars Tesla from clearing trees around site of first planned European car plant


As of the moment, both have been suspended until Tesla provides a 100 million euro security deposit to Brandenburg’s State Environment Agency. If that happens, the state would use the security deposit to make changes such as reforestation and dismantling buildings.

Snap Scheduling 


Scheduling depositions. If you’re in the business of litigation, scheduling depositions is one of those repetitive, mundane tasks that is part of the job. Reschedule depositions with just one mouse click.

The SAFE Banking Act’s Reintroduction in 2021


This week, the SAFE Banking Act’s long-awaited reintroduction finally happened, and by a bipartisan group of over 100 members of the House and 30 members of the Senate (and counting!). The legislation was first introduced in March 2019, and we’ve followed along ever since.

Cannabis M&A and Real Estate Transactions: What is a Closing?


For example, the buyer may deposit the purchase price with an escrow company and the seller may deposit title to the property.

Digital Reporting: Back to the Future

The Record Xchange

In the case of court reporting, digital reporting is expanding from the courtroom into the deposition room. Since depositions represent as much as two-thirds of the total court reporting market, this is a significant moment in the adoption cycle. Understanding the courts’ experience with digital reporting adoption can provide important insights into what to expect in the deposition market. In a deposition setting, the recording solution must be portable and easily configured.

Participate With Us to Provide Meals for Those in Need Through Feeding America


When a deposition is scheduled and the FEEDUSA19 code is used, Veritext donates 10 meals to Feeding America. From the original announcement and further instructions about participating: In addition to providing industry-leading deposition solutions, Veritext is committed to fostering social responsibility as part of its company culture. This summer, for every deposition scheduled, Veritext will donate 10 meals to Feeding America.

Tips for Real-Time Court Reporters Writing to Case Notebook


Attorneys using the Thomson Reuters product CaseNotebook to organize, manage, and share key case documents might request at their next deposition or trial to have a realtime court reporter write directly to their CaseNotebook on the attorney’s laptop/iPad.

Morning Docket: 06.09.21


It was hard enough to schedule depositions with them already. [ * The MLB is playing "hard ball" over a lawsuit concerning the location of the League's All-Star Game. Hill ] * The Ohio Attorney General has filed a lawsuit seeking to declare Google a public utility. [