Tag: Best Practices

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

During the past few months we have experienced snowstorms, rainstorms, wild fires and mudslides. As a result there have been many inquiries into attending depositions remotely.

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DEPOSITIONS BY WRITTEN QUESTIONS

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Occasionally we receive inquiries from an attorney requesting that a deposition proceed by written questions in lieu of oral examination, often in connection with obtaining medical or billing records. Below are the general rules for handling these types of depositions.

 

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The Role of the Court Reporter

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

By now, we all know that a California court reporter must uphold the strictest standards of professional neutrality and impartiality as outlined in the Business & Professions Code, California Code of Regulations and California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP).  The court reporter is not an agent of any one party, attorney, or deponent, but is a neutral and impartial officer of the court, entrusted with the job of creating a record of every word spoken when the parties are on the record.

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