A Practical Guide to Using Video at Trial

| by Brian L. Burchett of The Burchett Law Firm, P.C.

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Why tell the jury what the opposing party said when you can show her say it, with subtitles?  Deposition video clips are the same as the written transcript.

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Using Synchronized Video Clips to Impeach an Adverse Witness

| by Heather L. Duncan, Esq.

Litigators have consistently told us that the use of a synchronized video clip of a deposition is one of the most powerful discovery tools available to impeach an adverse witness at trial. We have also been told that having the clips available for playback has impacted case outcomes on multiple occasions. This month’s Network News focuses on the legal aspects of making and using synchronized video clips for impeachment purposes.

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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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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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Three Cheers for our California Court Reporters!

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

California’s court reporters – also known as Certified Shorthand Reporters (CSRs) are an often overlooked but critical component of the judicial system. They are highly trained professionals who transcribe spoken words in a wide variety of legal settings.

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