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Should You Amend Your Interrogatory Responses?

It’s not required that a party amend interrogatory responses to reflect information the party got after responding, but there are situations in which a party may want to do just that.

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Checklist: Procedures for Interrogatories

checklist to use for interrogatory proceduresKeep this checklist handy the next time you’re propounding or responding to interrogatories—whether it’s your first time or you’re so familiar with the procedures that you just might accidentally skip something.

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Techniques Top Attorneys Use When Questioning an Expert

attorney going up a level in her deposition questioningWhen taking an expert’s deposition, you start with questions to learn everything that he or she thinks about the case and has done or plans to do in connection with it. Once that’s done, consider taking your questioning up a level with these three techniques.

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What You Can’t Ask a Juror During Voir Dire

potential jurors waiting to be questioned by the attorneys and the judgeWhen selecting a jury for a civil trial, counsel has pretty wide latitude in terms of the scope of voir dire questions. But there are limits.

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5 Areas for Questioning an Expert at Deposition

Regardless of an expert’s particular specialty, there are five areas that apply to the questioning of most expert witnesses at deposition.

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4 Tips for Handling Exhibits at Deposition

463413901When it comes to deposition exhibits, you need to keep your eye on the trial: Make sure they are marked, identified, and attached to the deposition transcript. Here are four tips for handling depo exhibits. 

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Incoming! 5 Ways to Prepare for Discovery Requests

Your discovery plan shouldn’t be all about what you’re requesting from the other side—it should also anticipate and prepare for the discovery you expect to receive. 

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Size Up Your Adversary

ThinkstockPhotos-494299501When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.

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Timing Your Interrogatories

170189536Interrogatories 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.

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4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

185496686Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take.