Two recent court decisions — one from each coast — show why conventional witness preparation needs a warning label: Use at your own risk. The first one, the Qualcomm case, shows how conventional approaches to witness preparation can lead to ...Read More »
Success in trial often depends on deposition preparation. Here are some guidelines to stay within the bounds of ethics and propriety. First, prepare yourself. Read the Rules of Civil Procedure, both state and federal, that relate to discovery, including depositions. ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Law, Escape: The defendants’ convictions for second-degree escape were legally valid even though the convictions were predicated on their failure to obey a court order was legally invalid. Hill, et al. v. State, No. 93, ...
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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, ...Read More »
One Louisiana lawyer has discovered a novel use for YouTube. He has filed a pleading electronically (see Keith Forman’s prior posts on electronic filing in Maryland, here and here), and hyperlinked that pleading to video deposition clips stored on a ...Read More »