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May 11, 2018

Guidelines for deposition and trial testimony for clients and witnesses

Review documents, don't get rattled and qualify, qualify, qualify

Jul 24, 2013

Nerves, again

Do you still get nervous at depositions and in court? Is there a 'right' amount of nervousness?

Oct 25, 2012

What masks do you wear?

Sometimes you have to do the unnatural, step outside of your comfort zone and put on the mask of someone else.

Jan 23, 2012

In deposition, Brooks unclear on deal with hospital

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Garth Brooks says an Oklahoma hospital pledged to name a women’s center for his late mother in return for $500,000, but a deposition unveiled Monday showed that, after filing a lawsuit, the country singer couldn’t remember what he had been promised. Brooks claims the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital failed to honor […]

Jun 5, 2011

Opinions – U.S. District Court of Maryland: 6/6/11

Civil Procedure Depositions BOTTOM LINE: Subpoena served by Maryland defendant on an out-of-state EEOC claimant ordering claimant to travel more than 100 miles to Maryland for a deposition was unenforceable, and defendant instead had the option of either having its counsel travel to take claimant’s in-person deposition within 100 miles of claimant’s residence or arranging […]

May 16, 2011

Death by deposition

As the fourth deposition of the day started, the lawyers were all gathered around the table. Some ties had been loosened, the coffee pot was exhausted two depositions ago, and lunch was clearly never going to happen. The new lawyer, still fidgeting nervously and trying to control his quivering voice, asked his first question: “Please […]

Nov 15, 2010

Stop wasting money on depositions

In these days of cost-consciousness, every law firm should be mindful of simple ways to save money. I don’t mean that you should stop taking depositions, just that you should be smart about the way you order your transcripts. At the conclusion of a deposition, when you place your order, you have an opportunity to […]

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