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Evidence Legal Topics Litigation Strategy Trial Strategy

The Danger of Refreshing Recollection

Sometimes a witness needs documents to refresh his or her recollection. This can lead to a tough choice for attorneys.

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Checklists Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics

That’s Privileged! Claiming Privilege in a Deposition

depo_118935384Many experienced attorneys believe that the claim of privilege is the only appropriate objection to a deposition question’s substance and raising any other objection risks educating examining counsel. Do you know all the possible privilege claims and how to respond when a question violates one of them?

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Civil Litigation Criminal Law Legal Topics

Standing by Your (Wo)Man

It’s one of those legal concepts that is imbedded in popular culture: the privilege not to testify against one’s spouse. Let’s go a bit deeper than the privilege’s depiction in movies and TV and consider the scope and limitations on the marital privilege under California law.