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Objections Report and Checklist. A checklist of the objections you and the other side properly
can make at a deposition, plus how to handle adverse objections.
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also in your trial questions preparation. Our question outlines will help you organize, focus on
critical questions, and prevent overlooking questions you should ask.
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Let's say you send an hour creating a legal deposition questions outline in a
checklist format for your next deposition.
(If you only spend an hour, it probably will not be a good comprehensive list of
all the question areas, but let's use that as a minimum time.) Now let's
say you do that creation of a checklist for your deposition preparation three
times. That's 180 minutes. Now what is your cost of 180
minutes creating outlines of the deposition questions? Your costs are not
your billing rate --- your costs are the amount it takes to keep the secretary paid and the
office rent paid, et cetera. How much are your costs per hour?
Let's say your total cost of sitting there is $50 per hour. That's a total
out-of-pocket cost for you creating three deposition outlines of $150.
Not to mention that most attorneys, especially if they are on a contingent
fee basis, want to save time.
Prepared deposition question checklists, from which you can start to do your
customization for your particular case, could easily save you half your time in
preparing for depositions. That's money in your pocket! The same is
true of witness preparation forms, instructions to videographers of your
depositions, subpoena duces tecum, and other deposition related forms --- they
save you lots of time, and that's money in your pocket.
So the moral of the story is simple:
Use checklists and other solid legal forms
depositions that work for you!
But there is more to it than that. A good deposition
form is a lawyer
mentor in a box -- guiding you
and preventing mistakes. The major time thinking about
the items to be included has already been accomplished for you. You are
not likely to miss a point because time to prepare was short. This is the single
most important reason for preparing for a deposition by starting with a form ---
Forms are a lawyer mentor in a box --
guiding you, preventing mistakes, and adding power to your work product.
Another advantage: Avoid surprises and gather maximum information by
using your deposition questions outline checklist in investigations, and witness conferences.
Another advantage : With a legal form, your legal assistants are
more effective in helping the trial attorney if they have a checklist legal form
to point the way. If you have a legal assistant, you will get more help
from them if you let them see a checklist of the questions you want to cover in
a deposition. Let's say your premises liability checklist shows "What
shoes were you wearing?" Suddenly the legal assistant knows that he/she
should be asking the plaintiff client to bring in the shoes worn on the day of
the fall at the premises. Another example, a legal assistant working for a
defense attorney in slip and fall premises case will know that he/she can help
the attorney by asking the client to bring in the literature that came with the
floor wax the client is using on the floors.
In fact -- we find LA's buying these forms themselves because they want the
advantage of a lawyer mentor guiding them on what facts are important and should
Preparing your own witnesses with the aid of forms is another subject, which
is discussed here.
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