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11Dec2015

Client Deposition Preparation

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Over my 30+ years of working for lawyers, I have seen many documents used to prepare witnesses for deposition. I decided to write one that would be easily understood by the typical lay witness. This article is not legal advice. It is a compilation of advice given by various attorneys,
11Dec2013

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Deposition

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For greater Accuracy and Quality, Understand the Reporting Process Experienced, professional court reporters take pride in turning out excellent work. They do this best with your cooperation. Here are some tips. Speak one person at a time Although depositions can sometimes become emotional, the court reporter cannot write down what everyone is saying if two or more people are speaking at once.
11Dec2013

Customizing Your Condensed Transcripts

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Once a quarter the Atkinson-Baker Newsletter, Discovery Update,TM features those topics that shape the law itself and its practice. We address a broad variety of topics such as: copyright laws, unpublished opinions, discovery rules, employment law, evidence, expert witnesses, deposition practices, handling of exhibits and many, many more.
11Aug2009

About E-transcript™

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What is E-Transcript? E-transcript is an electronic means of receiving your transcript either on disk, CD or by e-mail. Unlike getting an ASCII, e-transcript has the program already built in so there is no additional software to buy and install. E-transcript has a number of features which an ASCII is lacking.
11May2008

Can You Get Us a Reporter in Gardiner?

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One of the questions clients frequently ask is whether or not we can get them a reporter in a particular town. The answer is always “Yes!” Let’s say that your job is to do nothing but schedule depositions out of town. Five days a week, no holidays or vacations allowed, you schedule depositions in different cities where we have reported a depo.
11Nov2007

Deposition Tips: More Than a Refresher

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The Basics Taking depositions is easy. A wizened trial lawyer once told me, “Just ask a lot of questions.” In a loose sense, he’s right. But if you’ve never taken or attended a deposition there are some things that seem obvious to a veteran lawyer but which the novice lawyer doesn’t necessarily appreciate.
11Jul2007

On the Record: Five Things Court Reporters Want Attorneys to Know

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They sit quietly in the corner, their fingers flying across the small, boxy keyboard. Two hundred words a minute, if not more. Their faces are blank, expressionless and impartial. On many occasions, attorneys and witnesses may even forget that there is someone in the room recording every spoken word. But ask court reporters what they’d like to say to the attorneys whose questions they record,