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How Body Language Can Impact Your Deposition Performance

October 15, 2021 7:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As an attorney, you’ve probably already learned how body language impacts deposition performance. Maybe you’ve spent years taking Courtroom as Theatre classes or just plain public speaking courses. Either way, when your hands shake, your face gets red and your voice comes out as a squeak, you know that it can affect your performance. Not only do juries and witnesses perceive you differently, but you’re less confident. Body language can affect your deposition performance. Here’s how to improve your performance. Make good eye contact: One of the ways that we evaluate a person’s honesty is whether they can make eye... View Article

How to Prepare for a Deposition

December 24, 2020 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Preparing for a deposition in Phoenix, AZ can make or break your case. Any attorney worth their salt knows that planning for every possibility they can think of makes it easier to handle issues as they arise—and any surprises that might occur, too. However, witnesses can prepare for the deposition as well. The better you understand what’s going on in the case, the more helpful a witness and the more accurate a reporter can be. Here are the best deposition preparation tips in Phoenix, AZ. What is a deposition and why are they taken? A deposition is part of the... View Article

Remote Depositions During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 6, 2020 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

COVID-19, or coronavirus, has shut many of the nation’s courthouses down, and as people are transitioning to work-from-home environments, remote deposition services in Phoenix, AZ are more important than ever. Since we’ve all been cautioned to stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, lawyers have to get creative to avoid losing time and clients. For many attorneys, it’s hard to break the familiar habit of deposing witnesses while you’re in the same room. Most have been trained to follow a specific procedure—and procedural rules—that don’t always translate well to remote conferencing. However, if you consider this an opportunity to... View Article

The Court Reporter’s Role in Wrongful Termination Depositions

October 11, 2019 10:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The relatively recent spate of right-to-work laws has actually had a surprising effect on wrongful termination cases by increasing rather than reducing their number. Basically, by not being required to state specific reasons for termination, former employees find it easier to make discrimination claims. This often means court reporters are endlessly busy with workplace depositions in Phoenix, AZ. This is an important role, and here are five elements that define it: Accurately document company policy: A company’s policy is often the foundation of a wrongful termination defense. Employees may argue discrimination or ill treatment, but many employers argue that the... View Article

Tips to Help You Prepare for Interpreted Depositions

February 7, 2019 12:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Occasionally it is necessary for court officials to bring in language interpreters and translators into legal depositions. This most commonly occurs when the person being deposed either does not speak English or speaks very limited English as a second language and is more comfortable speaking in their native language. If you are called in to serve as an interpreter for a legal deposition in Phoenix, AZ, here are some tips that can help you get through it smoothly: Prepare: Before you head to the courtroom (or wherever the deposition is taking place), make sure you take some time to learn... View Article