TOPICS TO PREPARE FOR IN YOUR DIVORCE DEPOSITION

2018-12-04T10:00:41-08:00December 4th, 2018|Depositions, News|

Divorce can get extremely messy, both legally and emotionally. When the facts surrounding the separation are controversial, the process can involve a deposition. While divorce depositions are uncommon, they have the potential to be extremely influential for your case. They frequently involve unwilling witnesses who were compelled to appear. As a result, it’s hard to [...]

MAINTAINING ETHICAL CONDUCT IN DEPOSITIONS

2018-11-20T13:00:41-08:00November 20th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, News|

In any legal proceeding, maintaining the highest ethical standards is critical. While an aggressive approach might unsettle some witnesses or counsel, it is ultimately in your best interest to minimize potential conflict. It’s best to behave kindly and warmly to all parties present. To ensure your deposition goes smoothly, here are our top 3 rules [...]

HOW A SINGLE COURT REPORTING SERVICE IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY

2018-11-06T16:00:23-08:00November 6th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

It’s no secret that practice makes perfect! The more frequently you perform a task, the more efficient you become. Although many of us live by this colloquialism in our personal lives, the concept is rarely applied to court reporting services. At First Legal, we have decades of experience in the legal industry. That experience has [...]

THE TOP 3 BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS

2018-10-30T16:00:24-07:00October 30th, 2018|Client Services, Court & Process, Depositions, Digital, Legal Technology|

When you think of virtual meetings, do you imagine a group of people circled around a small monitor as an executive gives a presentation? For years, virtual meetings were exactly that. Luckily, as technology has advanced, these virtual meetings have become more intimate and personalized than ever before. Additionally, virtual meetings can take your firm [...]

THE KEY TO ESTABLISHING DEPOSITION CREDIBILITY

2018-10-23T16:00:32-07:00October 23rd, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, News|

When people think of the legal system, they think about facts and irrefutable forensic evidence. But the truth is, cases are frequently won and lost not based on facts but based on the witnesses’ ability to communicate those facts credibly. As a result, establishing credibility during your deposition is critical. To litigate successfully, we recommend [...]

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WRONGFUL TERMINATION DEPOSITION

2018-10-16T16:00:07-07:00October 16th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry|

Wrongful termination cases are often extremely personal and difficult. On one side, you have an emotional client who feels wronged, and on the other, a company that feels entirely in its right to terminate the plaintiff. After carefully selecting witnesses who can speak to the workplace environment and your client’s termination, we suggest turning your [...]

MASTERING THE EXPERT WITNESS DEPOSITION

2018-10-02T14:00:20-07:00October 2nd, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry|

Expert witnesses are a critical piece of the deposition puzzle, and every piece of information will be vital when it comes to your trial. It can be daunting to take on individuals who are at the top of their field, especially if you’re not fully familiar with their industry. Fortunately, there are a few simple [...]

HOW TO PREPARE A PHYSICIAN FOR A DEPOSITION

2018-09-25T12:00:23-07:00September 25th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry|

As medical malpractice cases become more common and expert witnesses are almost always needed, you may find yourself preparing a physician for a deposition. Whether the physician has been subpoenaed or contacted for expert testimony, the following are some important things to bring up during witness preparation:   Appearance fees If the physician has been [...]

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT COURT REPORTERS

2018-09-18T11:00:34-07:00September 18th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry|

For individuals who work outside of the legal field, it can be hard to comprehend the importance of court reporters.  As more and more court cases are filed, the value of a neutral record of legal proceedings continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the court reporting field is expected [...]

THE SECRET TO MAXIMIZING YOUR CASE RECORD

2018-05-22T10:50:06-07:00May 22nd, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, News|

When you’re planning for a deposition, there are many things to consider. You’ll need to make sure you have the conference room reserved, all the necessary admonitions prepared, and the best court reporter you can get! You not only want to acquire testimony that furthers your case, but you also want a great transcript to [...]