By Michael Aed
Every legal professional should be fully prepared for each legal proceeding they will undergo. As such, both lawyers and paralegals rely heavily on their legal secretaries. Legal secretaries do as other administrative assistants do, with the addition that the world of law has been a world full of red tape and semantics.
One aspect of the deposition services and legal industry that is becoming more and more of interest is a commitment to diversity. Why? Aside from the obvious fact that it’s only fair, it shows a concern for our fellows and an interest in improving conditions in our environment. Companies and teams benefit from the talents and varying perspectives of a range of backgrounds and experience.
By Sean M. Cleary
A deposition forms an integral part of the pre-trial discovery process of a personal injury lawsuit. It is nothing but a sort of an interview during which the plaintiff will be asked questions regarding his/her personal injury claim by the defense counsel. This allows both the parties to investigate and gain more information and evidence to assess their case and plan a strategy for the trial. Most commonly, depositions are held at the lawyer’s office or at a court reporter’s office. The person being deposed (deponent) gives a testimony under oath in the presence of a court reporter so that it is recorded. Depositions are critical and decide the outcome of litigation and sometimes complex cases do not get settled until the experts provide their deposition testimony.