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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics

How to Control a Deposition Without Being Controlling

The attorney taking the deposition usually controls the proceedings. But the best way to take advantage of this control is to hold onto it loosely.

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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics

12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatories

Interrogatories play a key role in litigation: They’re used to gather potential evidence to support a party’s contentions, including facts, witnesses, and writings, or to determine what contentions an opposing party is planning to make. CCP §2030.010(b). But just because they ask doesn’t mean you have to answer. You can object to interrogatories on many grounds. Here’s a list of objections to keep handy when the next batch of interrogatories arrives.

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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics New Lawyers

How to Depose Depends on Your Goal

The first thing to do in preparing for a deposition is to think about your goal—what are you trying to achieve with this particular deposition? Your goal should be reflected in your conduct toward the deponent and the scope of your questions. Here’s a look at how three common deposition goals should play out.

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Civil Litigation Legal Topics New Legal Developments

New Year, New Laws for Civil Litigators

The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your litigation practice. Here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.

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Civil Litigation Legal Topics New Legal Developments

New Year, New Laws for Litigators

464956543Did 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.

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Civil Litigation Legal Topics

New Year, New Laws for Litigators

464956543Did 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.