Posted on January 28, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and data storage and retrieval, but they don’t necessarily know how to clearly relay that knowledge. It’s up to you to prepare your computer forensics expert to testify effectively. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal Topics | Tagged: computer forensic expert, corporate crime, digital forensics, digital investigator, electronic evidence, expert witness, trial | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 26, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Pretrial Matters | Tagged: contesting tentative ruling, court hearing, oral argument, pretrial motion practice, tentative ruling | 3 Comments »
Posted on January 7, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Requests for admission are one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial. Every litigator should understand the advantages of using them but also their limitations. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery | Tagged: civil discovery, pretrial discovery, requests for admission | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 22, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Did you keep up with the onslaught of legislative developments affecting litigation this year? Don’t worry, here’s a list of some key changes every California litigator needs to know. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics | Tagged: California legislation, civil litigator, litigation, new laws, new legislation | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 15, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only polite, it might be the key to a clean depo transcript to use at trial. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics | Tagged: civil discovery, court reporter, deposition, deposition transcript | 5 Comments »
Posted on December 10, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
In the trial of an antitrust case against Apple, Steve Jobs will come back to life as a key witness—if only in the form of his videorecorded deposition. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: antitrust lawsuit, Apple, deposition, evidence, Steve Jobs, testimony, trial, unavailable witness, video recording | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 8, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Interrogatories can be a very powerful discovery tool. With interrogatories, you get to ask questions of adverse parties and then use their answers against them at trial. Don’t miss out on this opportunity by bungling the timing of your interrogatories. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Young Lawyers | Tagged: civil litigation, discovery, interrogatories, pretrial discovery, responding to interrogatories, serving interrogatories, supplemental interrogatories | 1 Comment »