Posted on March 5, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
We all develop our own deposition style, but there are certain basic tools that every lawyer should have in his or her repertoire. Here are 10 examination techniques to consider adding to your tool belt before your next deposition. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics | Tagged: attorneys, deposition examination, deposition technique, discovery, pre-trial preparation | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 3, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Would you know what to do if you believed that a potential witness may not be competent to testify? Take it to the judge before the witness takes the stand.
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: courtroom, incompetent witness, trial, witness, witness competency | 2 Comments »
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Litigators learn early that you can’t use leading questions during direct examination. But that’s not always true. You can ask leading questions on direct or redirect examination in certain “special circumstances where the interests of justice otherwise require.” But what circumstances are those? Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: attorneys, direct examination, leading questions, questioning, trial, witness | 2 Comments »
Posted on February 24, 2014 by Bonnie Maly, Esq.
Foreclosures are declining in number, but they’re still occurring at above-normal rates. Whether you’re new to foreclosure practice or have been in it for years, these tips will help you meet the challenges of newly adopted and heavily revised statutes and regulations governing mortgage foreclosure in California. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: borrower default, deed of trust, foreclosure, foreclosure litigation, Homeowner Bill of Rights, mortgages, trustee sale | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 21, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Thought law practice was all about the law? Think again. Your practice is like any other business—you need to offer excellent customer service to be a success. Here are some tips to help you master the art of customer service. Continue reading
Filed under: Practice of Law, Starting a Law Practice, Young Lawyers | Tagged: attorney-client communication, attorneys, client communication, customer service, law practice | Leave a comment »