Three Simple Zoom Deposition Tips + Tricks

| by Network Depo Staff

There are countless helpful tips and tricks you may want to utilize to make your deposition via Zoom the best experience possible.  By now most of us have attended Zoom depositions and feel well-versed with Zoom, but have you ever taken the opportunity to adjust your settings to your liking?

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New Year, New Laws 2021

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

WELCOME TO 2021!

In a time filled with uncertainty, there is one thing on which we can rely: a new year brings new California laws.

For the past five months we have focused on laws and regulations relating to court reporting and the practice of law. As is our tradition, the January Network News, lists 10 new laws unrelated to depositions.

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Scheduling or Attending a Remote Deposition

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

In light of the recent changes to the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) and the ongoing spread of COVID-19, this month’s Network News revisits the rules for scheduling or attending a remote deposition. As provided below, there may be instances where the deponent’s right to attend remotely and the taking attorney’s right to attend the deposition in person poses a conflict.

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NEW LAWS OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

As previewed in our September Network News, Governor Newsom signed California Senate Bill 1146 on September 18, 2020. The bill became law when signed, effectively amending Sections 1010.6 and 2025.310 and replacing Section 599 of the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP). The changes solidify the future use of remote depositions and electronic service of documents in civil litigation.

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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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