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:
If you’ve ever known a lawyer who struggled with addiction or mental health problems, chances are they were quite reluctant to admit anything was wrong. Even in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary, like missed deadlines, sleeping in the office, excessive sick days or difficulty with tasks, they likely denied the existence of any struggle. Maybe the evidence is harder to ignore. Arrests, hospitalizations, unexplained illnesses, missing money. The list goes on and on. Yet, those who struggle with addiction or mental health issues are often unaware of the impact of their illness, in denial about the seriousness of their condition, or are petrified of being “found out.” And few people have the ability to convince others of something more forcefully and convincingly than a well-trained lawyer!
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.
ZR Per Diem is proud to announce its sponsorship of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (NYSATL). “Sponsoring NYSATL seemed a natural fit and a perfect next step for ZRPD”, says Connie Rinaldi, Co-Founder, and Managing Director. “Our clients are litigators and the mission of NYSATL, to advance our profession, really resonated with us as a company.”
For over a decade, ZR Per Diem Services has been providing busy lawyers with fast, easy, professional court appearance and deposition coverage services throughout NY, NJ, and PA. As the exclusive provider of coverage services to Elaw and the preferred choice of per diem services by thousands of law firms, ZRPD has covered over 150,000 matters saving clients time, money and hassle, earning it the New York and New Jersey Law Journal's “Best Of” Award for per diem services two years running.
We’re kicking off 2020 with exciting news! The results of our 2019 ZRPD Ratings Raffle are in. Thank you to all of the clients who provided feedback and ratings in ZRPD’s Revolution®️ coverage portal. And a huge congratulations to all of the amazing attorneys who provide outstanding coverage to our clients every day! ZR could not be the success it is without you!
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.