Proper Deposition Objections
Whether you are defending (or taking) your first or your hundredth deposition, you must be ready to handle objections. That means knowing which objections are proper and which are not. Once you know, you can keep the deposition proceeding smoothly — and avoid embarrassing yourself.
Why E-Discovery is Such a Big Deal
If you are coping with e-discovery yourself, or you just want to find out what it’s all about, check out the Friends of eDiscovery project.
Generate a File List for Document Production During Discovery
When making initial disclosures, it’s sometimes easiest to generate a simple list of files and give it to opposing counsel. Here's how.
Proper Deposition Objections (From the Archives)
Make sure you are ready to handle objections. And make sure you know which objections are proper and which are improper.
Five Godawful YouTube Video Depositions
Five of the most heinous video depo excerpts on YouTube. We’re omitting one we’ll highlight later, but here are the five we’ve curated so far.
4 Mistakes Lawyers Make with Expert Witnesses
Expert witness testimony can make or break a case. However, in many cases, important parts of the expert’s testimony are excluded or the expert fails to win over the jury.
Lawyerist LAB Update, Week of July 3, 2011
Getting an edge up in Google searches, making mistakes in your practice, optimizing Microsoft Word, and more LAB Reports, all in this week's Lawyerist LAB.
LAB Report: Witness Preparation Letter
This letter is a guide to begin preparing a witness to testify at a deposition (or trial, with slight modification).
Google Keeps Your Digital Tail
Google stores user search data forever. Keep this in mind as you consider privacy and security issues in your business.
Ensure E-Discovery Readiness For Your Hosted & Managed Systems
Guest post by Steven Rodin. E-discovery can quickly get out of hand, sometimes costing millions of dollars. An example was seen in the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, where one single e-discovery request cost taxpayers over $6,000,000. Thankfully, there are third-party solutions available that can help lower some of the administration and legal costs […]
Federal e-discovery rules can create a crushing financial burden
So says Eric J. Sinrod, a California attorney who criticizes the courts for taking e-discovery requirements to extreme lengths. I have found the best course is to find out what sort of electronic data exists, and early–at the 26(f) meeting with opposing counsel, if possible. With that knowledge, I can make an intelligent decision as […]
Image hard drives for e-discovery or backup with PING
PING (Partimage is Not Ghost) is a Linux-based LiveCD for backing up your system by making an image of the hard drive (or smaller partitions, if you have them). In other words, you boot a simplified version of Linux (it doesn’t matter what operating system you normally use on the computer–just pop the CD in […]
E-discovery chain of custody
E-discovery has existed since computers have existed, but it has only become a hot (if dry) topic in recent years.