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Setting up a Successful Home Office

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More and more law firms are offering their attorneys the option of working from a home office. Working from home can involve a period of adjustment, but once you find the right office setup, you might find yourself getting more work done from home than in a busy office. Read on to learn some… Read More »

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Applicant to Court of Appeals Withdraws Application that Included Plagiarized Material

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An Arizona attorney who was seeking a seat on the bench of the state’s Court of Appeals has recently withdrawn her application. The application was shown to include passages from recent US Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings that had not been attributed to the original speakers. Passages lifted from hearings for Gorsuch and Alito… Read More »

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Four Things that a Witness Should Know about Testifying at Trial

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Getting a witness ready to testify at trial requires hours of time spent preparing and practicing. While there is much for a witness to know about testifying at trial, you’ll find a list below of some important aspects of testifying that your client should understand before getting on the stand. Contact a skilled Arizona… Read More »

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Six Tips to Ensure Your Deposition Runs Smoothly

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Even in the best of circumstances, a deposition can mean a long and draining day for everyone involved. There are ways that you can make the next deposition you take run more smoothly and productively by planning ahead on how you’ll respond to issues that are sure to arise. Read on for several deposition… Read More »

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List of Final Five Nominees for Arizona Supreme Court Passed to Gov. Ducey

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A commission appointed to interview and recommend nominees for the vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court has reached a final list of five nominees. The list has now been passed along to Gov. Doug Ducey. The final list reflects months of work for the commission tasked with the job, including some controversy over one… Read More »

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Upcoming Video Deposition? Here are Tips on Some Behaviors to Avoid.

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Video depositions offer unique benefits that aren’t available if you opt only to use a written record of a deposition. They’re much more captivating records of testimony to present to the court if the witness is unable to testify at trial. When showing that a witness has contradicted prior testimony offered in a deposition,… Read More »

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The Benefits of a Mock Trials – Maximizing Your 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

By Ottmar & Associates, Inc. |

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 »