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The Importance of Having a Court Reporter for Your Case

March 2, 2021 11:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to adequately prepare for a case or litigate a trial without a written record. That’s one of the reasons having a court reporter in Phoenix, AZ is so crucial. Today, budget cuts and short staffing means many attorneys have to secure their own court reporter. However, they’re well worth the cost. They create an unbiased, thorough legal record that can help test witness credibility, preserve witness testimony and make a note of all judicial rulings. If your case moves on to trial later or has to be appealed, your transcript is practically worth its weight in gold. Here... View Article


Are Video Depositions Public Record?

February 25, 2021 12:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As an attorney, you might feel like depositions are part and parcel of the whole lawyer gig—if something becomes public record, you’re used to it. If you’re a witness, however, it can be a lot scarier. Anytime a witness is giving testimony under oath, they have a lot of pressure to say and do “the right thing,” knowing it could impact their or someone else’s life. On top of that, the testimony witnesses give might be embarrassing, painful, traumatic or otherwise negative. It’s reasonable for them to worry about whether legal video depositions in Phoenix, AZ become part of the... View Article


Tips for Defending a Deposition

February 11, 2021 12:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you have your first deposition coming up, it’s important that you know what to expect. Law school and sitting in on other depositions may have clued you into how it could go, but there’s a big difference between observing and doing. Along with having an excellent court reporter, there are a few things you can do to ensure a successful proceeding. Here are our best tips on how to defend a deposition in Phoenix, AZ. Prepare thoroughly As you know, preparation is the key to success—including witness preparation. Your witness probably has no idea what to expect from a... View Article


Benefits of Digital Exhibits at Depositions

January 25, 2021 6:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you been stubbornly clinging to physical exhibits during depositions and other courtroom procedures? Whether you’re planning on holding in-person depositions after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, or you want to continue working remotely, digital exhibits are the way of the future in Phoenix, AZ. Not only are they more convenient, they’re also cost saving—something your clients will love. Here’s why electronic deposition exhibits will make your job a lot easier. Convenience Any experienced trial attorney is all too familiar with how much paper (and space) physical exhibits take up. Instead of hauling dozens of banker boxes around, you can... View Article


Exhibit Handling at Remote Depositions

January 11, 2021 6:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, remote depositions are prevalent. This requires attorneys and court reporters to become adept at handling exhibits for remote depositions in Phoenix, AZ. Understanding how to use technology to simulate in-person courtroom or pre-trial procedures is “the new normal.” If you’re coming up on your first remote deposition or just need electronic exhibit tips, read on. Decide how you’ll present exhibits You can either give your exhibits to opposing counsel before the day of the deposition, or wait until the deposition itself. Decide how you’re going to handle the exhibits well in advance so you can... View Article