How Body Language Impacts Your Deposition Performance

2021-03-10T14:17:20-08:00April 15th, 2021|News|

Body language is a crucial part of human communication and it can influence your deposition performance. Whether you’re bouncing your leg under the table or tilting your head in confusion, these little motions will change how you are perceived by other deposition participants. In fact, studies have even shown that juries respond to nonverbal [...]

The Value of Presenting Deposition Testimony at Trial

2021-03-10T14:17:29-08:00March 30th, 2021|News|

When was the last time you turned on your favorite legal drama, only to see the actors reading off deposition transcripts from previous episodes? Although presenting deposition testimony isn’t the most glamorous part of the trial process, it can still play an important role.  In this article, we’re going to share some of the [...]

The Secret to Preparing Your Client for a Deposition

2021-03-10T14:17:08-08:00March 16th, 2021|News|

Depositions are critical to the discovery process, but the fact is, most witnesses have never given testimony before. For that reason, many will find depositions to be intimidating. To avoid mistakes during the proceedings, it’s important to spend time preparing your witness beforehand. After all, deposition testimony is the best opportunity for your client [...]

How Rule 11 Advanced Cases During COVID-19

2021-01-26T18:11:15-08:00February 25th, 2021|News|

Over the past year, attorneys have faced many roadblocks during litigation. Due to the pandemic, some were forced to rely on alternative strategies for advancing their case. In California, one of these strategies is based on Emergency Rule 11, which alters the traditional rules of procedure. In this article, we’re going to explain the [...]

The Effects of Revealing Privileged Documents in a Deposition

2021-01-26T18:10:47-08:00February 15th, 2021|News|

Attorney-client privilege is one of the most important features of the legal industry, but it can also be the subject of disputes — especially when privileged information is accidentally shared. In this article, we’re going to review one particular case in which a privileged document was inadvertently revealed during a virtual deposition. We’ll share [...]

5 Easy Tips for Deposition Preparation

2021-01-26T18:10:16-08:00February 4th, 2021|News|

Depositions are a crucial component of your case, especially in civil court. Providing the best representation for each client requires even seasoned attorneys to prepare beforehand. Of course, when the time comes to put all of that preparation to the test, you might find yourself drawing a blank. This is because complicated strategies and [...]

5 Best Practices for Your Next Remote Arbitration

2021-01-26T17:10:58-08:00January 26th, 2021|News|

Did you know that, on average, arbitration cases are resolved 12 months faster than U.S. district court cases that proceed to trial? Arbitration has earned a reputation for being faster, cheaper, and less complex than litigation. Of course, if you’re feeling unprepared for your next remote arbitration, you might be dreading every minute. In [...]

Can Deposition Notes be Considered Privileged?

2020-12-10T17:02:10-08:00January 6th, 2021|News|

During a deposition, opposing counsel may raise an objection whenever it is necessary to preserve a privilege, to enforce a limitation ordered by the court, or to present a motion under Rule 30(d)(3). These objections are critical to ensuring a fair trial, but it’s easy to see that there’s quite a bit of grey [...]

4 Useful Objections & How to Preserve Them When Deposing an Expert Witness

2020-12-09T12:21:06-08:00December 30th, 2020|News|

During the discovery process, it is not uncommon for both parties to retain an expert witness. The testimony of an expert lends credibility to your argument, but many jurisdictions have particular rules regulating discovery of expert witnesses. As you proceed with your case remember that nearly all objections are waived if they are not [...]

The Definitive Cost-Benefit Analysis of Legal Videography

2020-12-09T12:20:47-08:00December 23rd, 2020|News|

If you’re like most attorneys, you probably want to explore every possible angle when you take on a new case. Unfortunately, your options may be constrained by your client’s budget or even by limited manpower at your firm. Throughout the litigation process, you need to constantly consider the costs and benefits of services such [...]

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