If you’ve been practicing law for a while you know how much time you spend at court appearances and depositions and how much of that time can feel wasted, especially when there is so much work that needs to get done back at the office. When I was practicing, I felt pulled in every direction by client calls, motions that needed drafting, opposition papers that were due, the list of things to do was endless.
There are many different ways that a witness can be required to give testimony in relation to a claim or lawsuit. This blog post will briefly discuss several common and frequently used methods for taking oral testimony from a party or witness to a claim or action and some best practices for conducting and defending a witness giving testimony. Examples include:
We’ve all heard “time is money” but can saving time really make more money? The answer we’ve heard from clients over and over again is a resounding YES! We're sharing how saving time has saved hundreds of our attorney client’s money by helping them reclaim time in the office by working smarter, not harder, and managing business expenses by using per diem coverage attorneys as part of their everyday practice.
We're excited to announce a new segment here on the ZR Per Diem Attorney Blog: The Legal Minute! It's a per diem spotlight series highlighting legal specialties, court rules and regulations, and other areas of expertise, shared by our per diems.
The holiday season is upon us. The snow is already falling and the holiday invitations and obligations are filling up the calendar while visions of vacations in warm, far away places are dancing through our heads. The last thing busy attorneys want to do in December is worry about appearing in court or defending depositions with so many fun and exciting events to attend.
Effective December 2, 2019, Westchester County has implemented a new initiative that applies to all cases scheduled for Preliminary and Compliance Conferences. All parties are to come to all Preliminary and Compliance Conferences with settlement demands (for plaintiffs) and with offers (for defendants) and be prepared to discuss possible settlement.
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Having handled thousands of court appearances, we figured it was time to put together a frequently asked question section.
Here are some answers to questions we are routinely asked: