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Not the Trial You Are Used To

| by Network Depo Staff

There has been a notable shift in the last few months widely felt by counsel and their support staff as trial dates are being confirmed and motions for continuances are being denied.  The last 14 plus months effectively put Fast Tracked cases on hold and delayed the discovery process as in the back of everyone’s mind trial dates became an amorphous “some day” future event.  That some day is now.

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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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Filing an Appeal

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Having a court reporter at your trial is important because, if you chose to appeal, a transcript can be essential.  

Filing an appeal of your California Superior Court decision involves a series of steps that must be followed in order and on a strict timeline. Below is a basic outline of those steps in an unlimited civil case.

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I Object!

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Handling objections during a deposition can be complicated. Some objections are waived unless made during the testimony. Others aren’t waived, even if you fail to make them. Below is a brief rundown on the California law.

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Don't Forget It's For Trial Use

| by By Scott Bonesteel, Esq.

Depositions are a feature of the daily lives of those of us who claim to be ‘civil litigation attorneys’.  For every lawsuit filed there is typically at least one deposition and perhaps hundreds taken.  Of those lawsuits, statistics show that 95 percent or more settle without a trial.  However, one of the most painful experiences is to find yourself at trial without the deposition testimony, either direct or in the form of potential impeachment, you need to support your client’s claim or defense.

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