Demystifying Depositions: Admonitions

Attorney Claire Been discusses admonitions in the first post of her Demystifying Depositions series. When I was a brand new lawyer, few things struck fear into my heart like the idea of a deposition. I had been told that while young lawyers may be inexperienced, we can make up for our inexperience through exceptional preparation. But it […]

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Demystifying Depositions: Effective Use of Documents

Don’t let documents throw your deposition game! Get the practical tips you need to use documents in depositions effectively. Read more from the Demystifying Depositions Series: Admonitions | The Funnel Technique | Obtaining Admission As you are getting more comfortable with the deposition process, one thing that can throw off your game is having to use documents. The mechanics of […]

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Demystifying Depositions: The Funnel Technique

Learn how you can use the funnel technique to stay organized and effective during depositions. Read Part 1 of Demystifying Depositions. One of the most difficult tasks for a newer attorney is organizing your deposition questions. (Well, that and wording the question right, managing the witness, managing opposing counsel, not saying “OK” after every answer, figuring out how […]

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Demystifying Depositions: Obtaining Admissions

Tips to get the admissions your case needs! Read more from the Demystifying Depositions Series: Admonitions | The Funnel Technique If you daydream about depositions, it’s probably about that crucial moment where the witness makes that fatal admission that undermines his whole case: “So you ADMIT that this is your signature on the key document?” “YES!” (witness dissolves […]

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Seattle Style: For Better or Worse?

The Seattle Times recently featured an interesting article about Seattle fashion sense, which asked whether Seattle is one of the country’s worst dressed cities. Interestingly enough, the results of the featured study showed that Seattle ladies represent pretty well, coming in as fourth-best dressed after San Francisco, New York and D.C. The dudes are dragging […]

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