November 4, 2019

5 Court Cases That Turned Out to Be the Most Expensive in US History

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Case Discussion

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Going to court can be rather expensive in terms of attorney fees and court costs, but you also have to consider the amount of the settlements. Settlements can often be in the millions of dollars, especially for class action lawsuits and other types of commercial litigation. Divorce and family lawsuits come in a close second. The […]

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October 17, 2019

4 Tips to Achieve Successful Depositions

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

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Producing successful legal depositions is crucial if you want to succeed in your field. Here are some tips that will help you master the art of achieving successful depositions every time. Know the Case One of the most critical factors when performing a legal deposition is that you are knowledgeable about the case. Invest time […]

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September 26, 2019

Some of the Most Commonly Asked Deposition Questions

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

Most commonly asked deposition questions

A deposition is a legal process to gather sworn evidence from a witness. Always be aware that your deposition can make or break your case as it arms your opponent with legal resources to use against you in the trial. Therefore, you should know how to conduct yourself during your deposition. Here are some commonly […]

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September 19, 2019

5 Tips for Teaching Deposition Skills to Young Lawyers

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

Tips for Teaching Deposition Skills to Young Lawyers

Teaching young lawyers how to perform quality depositions involves hands-on practice that allows them to test their skills. Mock depositions are a great way for them to learn using trial and error. It gives them an idea of what they need to do to ensure their depositions go smoothly. Here are 5 tips on how […]

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August 29, 2019

3 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Working with an Interpreter

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Court Reporters in California

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When you are interviewing someone who doesn’t speak English, it’s important that you hire a professional legal interpreter. Interpreters understand the interview process and their role in the meeting. However, not every interpreter is suitable for this type of work. Here are a few things you should avoid when hiring a legal interpreter to interview […]

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