REMOTE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY IS HERE TO STAY

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

During California’s declared State of Emergency we have all had to familiarize ourselves with electronic filings, service and remote appearances. As we move forward, it looks as though many of these changes will become a permanent part of how we practice law.  

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California Superior Court Scheduling Updates

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

COVID-19’s effect on the ability to schedule a hearing or trial in California Superior Courts is changing day-to-day.

Below are some of the changes affecting civil trials and hearings that have occurred since our July Network News. We have also provided the website for each court so you can stay up-to-date on any future changes.

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Remote Deposition Exhibits

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

As we approach July, most of us are comfortable with the basics of taking a remote deposition. In this month’s Network News we will be discussing the handling of exhibits. 

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Remote Deposition Traps to Avoid

| by Heather Duncan, Esq. and Manette Mays, Litigation Support Consultant

Now that we have been “sheltered-in-place” for the last eight weeks, most of us have had a chance to appear via web cam for meetings and depositions. Below are tips from attorneys, court reporters and videographers on ways to avoid traps for the unwary.

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Depositions from Home

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Due to current public health concerns, this month’s Network News will revisit the rules and platforms available for taking and attending depositions remotely.

Although a deposition done in-person is generally preferable, there are times that a remote deposition makes more sense. In the past, the usual reason given for remote depositions was to save money. Now, the best reason may be to prevent the potential spread of germs.  

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Taking Notice

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

In response to questions from our readers, this month we will review the basic rules for noticing a deposition in California State Court.

Deposition notices for cases filed in California State Courts are governed by the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) Sections 2025.010-2025.290.

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