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 [...]

How California Officially Adopted Remote Depositions

2021-01-26T16:36:35-08:00December 16th, 2020|News|

When the coronavirus pandemic began, California quickly issued a shelter-in-place order, which took effect on March 19th. Soon after, the state also passed temporary legislation which allowed legal proceedings, such as depositions, to continue remotely. By granting these permissions, lawmakers were able to prevent the justice system from grinding to a halt. Now, recent [...]

Remote Jury Trials & The Future of Litigation

2020-12-09T16:48:55-08:00December 9th, 2020|News|

One of the most famous legal maxims states that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ Due to the coronavirus pandemic, courts across the country have been forced to postpone jury trials. Unfortunately, as we approach the end of the year, the delay and backlog created by these postponed cases demand innovative solutions. In this article, [...]

Tips for Responding to Privilege Objections in Your Deposition

2020-10-21T11:05:00-07:00November 5th, 2020|News|

According to the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure, opposing attorneys may object “when necessary to preserve a privilege.” This rule (FRCP 30(c)(2) provides important protections for the deponent. Unfortunately, when you’re conducting the deposition, privilege objections can derail your line of questioning. In this article, we’re going to explore possible responses to privilege objections [...]

Overcoming the Fear of Remote Depositions

2020-10-21T11:02:16-07:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Before the coronavirus pandemic, remote depositions were slowly gaining traction and popularity. In late March, social distancing measures dramatically increased the number of remote depositions. While the practice is still not considered ‘standard’, it has been adopted by many new users. Some litigants have even been compelled to submit remote depositions despite protests that [...]

The Ultimate Strategy for Drafting Deposition Summaries

2020-10-21T10:59:37-07:00October 22nd, 2020|News|

Well-documented and neatly formatted deposition summaries are extremely useful during the course of a trial. Unfortunately, although these summaries are great for a quick reference, they can also be tiresome to create. To help you get started, we’re sharing our tips to write the best deposition summary. The Basics of a Deposition Summary Deposition [...]

The Top Considerations for Your Remote Court Hearing

2020-07-27T17:11:00-07:00August 18th, 2020|News|

Preparing for your remote court hearing can be a daunting task. Whether this is your first remote proceeding or whether you’re a seasoned professional, there’s always something more to learn. Although the process can feel unnatural, it can also be very effective if you commit to the proper preparation.  In this article, we’ve put [...]

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