Nolo's Deposition Handbook

The Essential Guide for Anyone Facing or Conducting a Deposition

Author: Paul Bergman,Albert Moore

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325637

Category: Law

Page: 440

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Getting deposed? Conducting a deposition? Here's the book you need to take the mystery out of the deposition process and answer questions with confidence. You'll even learn the three "golden rules" for answering questions and the trick questions lawyers often use to influence testimony. A perfect book for law students, lawyers, legal assistants, witnesses, expert witnesses, and anyone who wants to represent themselves in court, Nolo's Deposition Handbook provides all the information you need to sail through the deposition process with confidence. This edition contains updated statutes, cases, and rules -- plus, new material on "electronic discovery" which applies to information stored in computers, including records and emails.

The Deposition Handbook

Author: Dennis R. Suplee,Nicole Reimann,H. Justin Park

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454807988

Category: Law

Page: 636

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Depositions are playing a more critical role in the litigation process. Make sure you have considered various tactics, strategies and potential problems when going into your next deposition. Tap into the vast experience of expert litigators with the Deposition Handbook, Fifth Edition, and gain valuable insights and skills including: Practical advice covering every stage of a deposition Techniques for eliciting information and effective questioning Video deposition guidelines Proven strategies, procedures, and case studies Rules governing conduct Sample questions And much more The Deposition Handbook delivers on being a truly user-friendly and concise guide offering expert advice on the strategies, tactics, and mechanics needed to handle depositions successfully. Get specific examples and scenarios covering: Whether counsel may interview an adverse party's current or former employees (§ 2.04) Private conferences between the deponent and counsel during the course of the deposition (§ 11.02) The pros and cons of "the usual stipulations" (§ 10.05 Questioning techniques including: Jumping from the specific to the general (§ 9.07) Posing the either-answer question (§ 9.08) Written from a litigator's perspective, it delivers insights into how to make sure the witness becomes a champion for your side of the case. Find out how to effectively prepare the witness to testify most effectively and what factors to consider in deciding whether to prepare the witness to do more than just answer the question. It is a must-read for every young trial attorney or a great refresher to even the most experienced litigator. Add the Deposition Handbook to your bookshelf today!

Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Author: Gerald N. Hill,Kathleen Hill

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310370

Category: Law

Page: 477

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Presents a dictionary containing the definitions of almost four thousand legal terms, covering such topics as marriage, divorce, estates, personal injury, fraud, and copyright.

Winning at Deposition

Author: D. Shane Read

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481104067

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA's Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time. With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques---and memorable failures---that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. It's all here, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the book provides detailed analysis of video depositions located at the book's website www.winningatdeposition.com.

The Deposition Handbook

A Guide to Help You Give a Winning Deposition

Author: Virginia A. Lathan,Dale S. Wilson

Publisher: CurryCo Publications

ISBN: 0963619578

Category: Law

Page: 123

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Lathan's guide can help witnesses and attorneys get through the deposition process easily and knowledgeably. She gives relevant information in plain English, points out pitfalls, reveals inside information about the procedure itself, and then shows how to function in an effective, informed, and confident way. (Legal Reference/Law)

Deposition Checklists and Strategies

Author: Evan T. Schaeffer

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1945421746

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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REVISION 9 HIGHLIGHTS Deposition Checklists and Strategies gives you thousands of deposition questions for crucial witnesses: treating physicians, corporate representatives, insurers, experts, defendants, and plaintiffs. The most recent edition features– A complete deposition of a corporate executive in a personal injury case against a pharmaceutical company. The focus is on the initial rollout of the product and whether the company downplayed the risks of the drug. The deposition demonstrates the benefits of careful witness preparation combined with strategic objections and the challenges for the questioning attorney of deposing an evasive witness. And more than 20 new sections with practical tips on such topics as: Moving from open-ended questions to testimony suitable for impeachment. Depositions as a follow-up to written discovery. Discovering new facts. Questions designed to sweep up or close out a topic. Questions that make boundaries around previous answers. Establishing personal knowledge. Benefits of reading deposition transcripts. Discovering other witnesses. Follow-up questions. Using of leading questions in a deposition. Identifying documents in deposition questions. Bringing extra copies of deposition exhibits to the deposition. Preparing for expert depositions. Supplying the witness with information.

Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325653

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs

Deposition Questioning Strategies and Techniques

Author: David A. Binder,Albert J. Moore,Paul Bergman

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 364

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Provides descriptions and illustrations of effective strategies and techniques for taking and defending depositions. Designed to serve as a text for a 2-4 unit stand-alone depositions course or as a supplement to a civil pre-trial lawyering course. Devotes separate chapters to such fundamental skills as obtaining helpful answers to critical questions, undercutting harmful testimony, obtaining a deponent's version of significant events, and obtaining information from evasive deponents. Other chapters include topics such as responding to inconsistent or implausible testimony, overcoming opposing counsel's objections and obstructionist tactics, and preparing a client to be deposed.

Effective Deposition

Techniques and Strategies that Work

Author: David M. Malone,Peter T. Hoffman,Anthony J. Bocchino

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781601560476

Category: Depositions

Page: 417

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Represent Yourself in Court

How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case

Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332309X

Category: Law

Page: 552

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How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you are willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: file court papers present an opening statement deal with pretrial issues cross-examine hostile witnesses handle depositions make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary get help from an attorney or legal coach discover, obtain and prepare your evidence deal with the court clerk and judge line up and prepare witnesses Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or any other civil lawsuit. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.

Reel Justice

The Courtroom Goes to the Movies

Author: Paul Bergman,Michael Asimow

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740754609

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

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From the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, portrayed in Inherit the Wind, to the sensational war crimes trials that inspired Judgment at Nuremberg, celluloid trials have provided a compelling source of entertainment. Now t wo UCLA law professors/trial aficinados go behind the scenes of nearly 70 riveting courtroom movie dramas and comedies to demonstrate how directors make the legal system accessible to moviegoers.

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Author: Shae Irving,Nolo Editors

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323448

Category: Law

Page: 512

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Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.

Manager's Legal Handbook, The

Author: Amy DelPo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.

Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide

Your Health, Home, Investments & More

Author: Twila Slesnick,John C. Suttle

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413309127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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"When you retire, your taxes, and potential deductions, change considerably. Step-by-step ... [this book] explains all these changes in plain English, and covers the tax considerations of doing volunteer work, increased medical expenses, buying a boat, RV or second home, making charitable donations, paying for a grandchild's education, living off your investments, selling or renting out a home, starting a business, [and] giving financial help to family members. Plus, make sure you don't miss a single deduction with easy-to-use checklists."--Publisher's description.

The Criminal Law Handbook

Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324711

Category: Law

Page: 672

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The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

Divorce After 50

Your Guide to the Unique Legal and Financial Challenges

Author: Janice Green

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 392

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Today, 1 in 4 people going through a divorce are over 50. Over-50 divorces can be more financially burdensome because they usually involve alimony, retirement, health insurance, and Social Security benefits – this book covers all these issues and more.

Save Your Small Business

10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move on

Author: Ralph E. Warner,Bethany K. Laurence

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.

Retire-And Start Your Own Business

Author: Martha Sargent

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The only book that helps entrepreneurial retirees figure out how to get that dream business up and running! If you plan to retire and start your own business then this one-of-a-kind book is ideal for you. A comprehensive, step-by-step guide, Retire -- And Start Your Own Business is packed with practical, hands-on tools (including a CD-ROM) to help entrepreneurs like you pick and run a perfect business. This book is at the leading edge of the new retirement: more retirees need or want to keep working. It shows you how to: define success for you take stock of your skills and experience work with the time and money you have generate business ideas perform four "reality checks" on your best idea get ready to launch your business understand important legal, financial and tax matters find the best health insurance and more Plus: Retire--And Start Your Own Business provides dozens of exercises that can help you understand exactly what you want from your businesses and your life. The CD-ROM provides Excel spreadsheets, plus additional worksheets and lessons not included in the book. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, The

Author: Debora C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413316328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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The harassment and discrimination desk reference for every HR professional and manager Employees filed more than 95,000 discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against their employers in 2008, with the biggest jump occurring in age discrimination and retaliation claims. In these tough economic times, it's evident that more employees are considering taking their grievances to court. Enter The Essential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, the essential reference for human resources professionals, managers and supervisors who are responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter regularly. Though you'll read thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that professionals must understand in order to deal with discrimination in the workplace, you'll also get samples, quizzes and scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in real-world situations. Find guidance on: . what harassment is and how to stop it . when and how discrimination occurs . how to draft and communicate effective policies . how to conduct training . how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly . how to protect the company with proper documentation . what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit The Essential Guide to Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees -- and the company -- from workplace harassment and discrimination. - Download forms for book on nolo.com