Posted on January 27, 2017 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Joseph A. Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein is a litigator with The Goldstein Law Firm, representing employers in labor and employment law disputes, wage and hour class actions, and business disputes. He authored the resolution that ultimately became SB 1007.
Effective January 1, 2017, SB 1007 amended the California Arbitration Act to provide that any party to an arbitration has a right to require the presence of a certified shorthand reporter to transcribe at any deposition, proceeding, or hearing. CCP §1282.5. This law is important because it provides the opportunity for litigants to create an appellate record as well as increases transparency in the arbitration process. Here’s what you need to know about this new law. Continue reading
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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
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Posted on August 8, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Right before the trial begins, trial judges routinely invite counsel into chambers to explore areas of agreement and disagreement, anticipated trial objections, and how certain matters will be handled at trial. These conversations may feel informal, but they are far from it—get any argument or decisions made in chambers on the record. Continue reading
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