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New Year, New Laws 2019

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

As has been our tradition at the Network News, this January edition will depart from our usual deposition tips and techniques to bring you an overview of a few of the many new laws that go into effect in 2019.

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New California Laws for 2018

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

In a slight departure from our usual deposition tips, this month’s Network News provides a short overview of ten of the over 1,000 new California laws that began affecting our lives on January 1, 2018:  

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WELCOME TO 2017!

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed thousands of bills into law since he took office. Many of them went into effect on January 1, 2017. One of these bills, Senate Bill 1007 (now California Code of Civil Procedure 1282.5) allows any party to an arbitration the right to have a certified shorthand reporter transcribe any deposition, proceeding, or hearing as the official record.

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New Year, New Laws

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

WELCOME TO 2016!

A new year always brings new laws, especially in California.  Assembly Bill 1197, amending the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 2025.220 went into effect on January 1, 2016.     

Under the new bill, CCP Section 2025.220 addressing the legal requirements of California deposition notices was amended to require that written deposition notices contain the following:

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New California Law for 2015

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

The end of the 2014 calendar year is a good time to look at some of the changes in California law that will be taking effect in 2015.

In the court reporting arena, Assembly Bill 2370 was enacted to provide additional regulation for interpreters in court proceedings, including depositions.  Beginning January 1, 2015, whenever there is an interpreter present at a deposition, the interpreter will be required to state all of the following for the record:

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