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What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know what’s not covered?

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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics Litigation Strategy Pretrial Matters

5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

463413901Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them!

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Going Ex Parte in 8 Steps

exparte_stk15700wbfWhen time is of the essence, you may need to apply to the court for an ex parte order instead of following the noticed motion procedure. These steps will get you on your way—and fast!

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Civil Litigation Legal Topics Practice of Law

Discovery Outside the Rules

write_83313266Did you know there are many informal discovery techniques you can use to gather information without using the procedures described in California’s Civil Discovery Act (CCP §§2016.010-2036.050)? 

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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics Litigation Strategy

Do You Really Want the Depo on Video?

Video recording of depositions is very common and is clearly more effective in capturing  a witness’ demeanor than a written transcript. But there are also downsides to video recording a deposition and a serious expense involved. Don’t just jump to record — weigh the pros and cons in every case.