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Ways that Using a Mock Trial Can Strengthen Your Chances of Success

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Courtroom trials have become a rare event in the life of a civil litigator, and even lawyers who have spent years in the field may have never gone to trial on a case. Mock trials can be an extremely valuable tool to prepare you and your team for an upcoming trial, even offering benefits… Read More »

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3 Productivity Tips for Lawyers in 2019 – Ottmar & Associates

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The new year is a time when many of us take a look back at the year that has ended and the year ahead. It’s a chance to ask ourselves about the habits or practices we want to leave behind in the year that has ended, and the ones we would like to develop… Read More »

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Need Your Deposition Transcript Fast? Here are Some Tips on Getting an Expedited Transcript

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Whether due to scheduling conflicts, litigation emergencies or flaky deponents, there are countless reasons why a deposition may need to be rescheduled numerous times before it can finally be taken. These delays can mean that the taking attorney is up against a tight deadline for which they’ll need the transcript of the deposition, such… Read More »

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Taking Your First Video Deposition? Here’s a Pre-Deposition Checklist

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Filming a deposition can prove useful for a number of reasons. If the witness is elderly or in poor health and they may not be able to appear as a witness at trial, a video of their deposition can be far more effective to a jury than simply reading a deposition transcript. When you’re… Read More »

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Preparing for a Person Most Knowledgeable Deposition

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Depositions of persons most knowledgeable (PMK) from an organization or corporation, also known as a 30(b)(6) deposition based on both the federal and Arizona rules of civil procedure, can offer parties an opportunity to probe a wide range of subjects. If you’re the attorney representing the person most knowledgeable, it’s important to understand that… Read More »

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Is Your Law Firm Making the Most of Available Tech Tools?

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Managing a full case load while in the midst of discovery or litigation is a challenge for any attorney. Keeping up with the daily demands of legal practice often means making full use of tech tools and software systems that streamline or automate as many tasks as possible. This will free up your valuable… Read More »

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Four Tips on Taking a Successful Deposition in a Medical Malpractice case

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Deposing a doctor accused of medical malpractice provides important opportunities to learn more about the doctor’s attitude toward the incident that injured your client, as well as the doctor’s medical history and credentials. Read on for suggestions on how to successfully depose a physician in your medical malpractice case, and contact a seasoned Phoenix… Read More »

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What Are the Advantages of Realtime Court Reporting?

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Realtime court reporting is a service offered by certain sophisticated court reporting firms which allows participating attorneys to see a transcript of a deposition or hearing instantly as it is being created by the court reporter. Realtime can be a game-changer for law firms, saving your firm both time and money. Read on to… Read More »

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Why Isn’t Voice Transcription Just as Good as a Court Reporter? Here are Three Reasons

By Ottmar & Associates, Inc. |

Voice recognition software has come a long way in recent years. Some of us use it every day when dictating text messages to our phones or even asking our virtual assistant to turn on music or news. It might seem as though voice transcription technology could supplant the work of someone whose job it… Read More »

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How to Choose the Right Court Reporter for Your Needs

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Hiring a court reporter can feel like an overwhelming decision. In large cities, there are often many choices for court reporting services, and it can be difficult to differentiate between them. Choosing the wrong court reporter can have countless negative consequences and introduce many logistical hassles when planning for and conducting your deposition or… Read More »