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Everything Law School Didn't Teach You About Depositions

Law school does a great job of preparing you for the courtroom, but many attorneys find themselves unprepared for what is sure to become a central aspect of their jobs—depositions. Depositions ...
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What to Consider Before Presenting Evidence at a Trial

Because everything you say during a trial will be part of the court transcript, there are many things you should consider before presenting evidence for the record. Keep in mind that the court ...
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Basic Rules for Answering Questions Under Oath

https://youtu.be/4P5pCsDP9U0 When you are preparing clients for depositions, there are four simple rules you can use to help them give truthful answers without adding extraneous information to the ...
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Using and Adjusting Your Deposition Outline

An outline can be a helpful tool for preparing for a deposition, but it shouldn’t become restrictive. Treating your outline as a rough draft instead of the final version will give you the ...
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Getting Ready for a Video Deposition

Even if your client has previously given a deposition, he or she might be surprised at how much they’ve changed. These days, video depositions near San Jose are considered standard. This means ...
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Learn about Lawyer's Duty of Confidentiality

Confidentiality is an essential element in building a trusting lawyer-client relationship. After all, if you’re a criminal defense lawyer and your client withholds vital details because he or ...
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Deposition Interruptions: Why They Happen and What Lawyers Can Do About It

The highest priority of court reporters serving San Jose is the accuracy of their transcriptions. Ethical, dedicated court reporters won’t hesitate to interrupt a deposition if their ability to ...
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Is Your Court Reporter Subject to the New HIPAA Rules?

In late 2013, new HIPAA regulations went into effect that can affect court reporters who provide transcription services pertaining to patient information. The next time you hire a court reporter in ...
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Ensuring Privacy During a Remote Deposition

There are many things lawyers aren’t taught in law schools, and one of them is how to conduct legal depositions in unusual places around San Jose. Some of the strangest places lawyers have done ...
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Prepping Your Client for a Successful Deposition

Long before your client sits down near a court reporter, he or she needs to know exactly what to expect from a typical deposition held in San Jose. Asking and answering tough questions may be as ...
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