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(Client or Adverse) Deposition Checklist
A customers' favorite
because in every motor vehicle accident there is a driver that must be deposed.
Doing that deposition skillfully leads to better settlements and verdicts.
MVA6010 Before or After Witness. Interview, deposition, or trial questions checklist. For witnesses who were not riding in a vehicle involved in the motor vehicle accident (MVA), but who saw the occurrence or events leading to it; or witnesses who arrived only after the crash, including ambulance, fire, and tow truck personnel.
MVA6016 Initial Litigation
Hold - Spoliation Notice - to Truck Company This copyrighted
Plaintiff's Initial Spoliation Letter to Truck Company is so powerful, even
experienced truck company risk management officers will know you are organized
and loaded for action.
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Legal forms in this section involve the testimony of medical providers, such as doctors, nurses, hospital worker, laboratory and electronic medical technicians, physical therapists, et cetera.
MED3421 Plaintiff's Attorney Direct Examination of Plaintiff's Own Treating Doctor
Designed for the plaintiff's attorney who wants to prepare a direct
examination of the plaintiff's treating doctor, for deposition or for trial.
MED3423 Defense Attorney Depo of Plaintiff's Treating Doctor - A solid standard format for personal injury defense attorneys to have in their notebook of deposition checklists.
MED3424- Duces Tecum Demand to Doctor being Deposed. A checklist form for building the duces tecum list in your subpoena to the doctor you are deposing.
MED3426 Defense Direct Examination of Defense Doctor. Question checklist form built for the defendant’s attorney to use as a checklist in performing the direct examination of the defense medical doctor.
MED3428 Plaintiff's Attorney's Cross-Exam of the Defense Doctor. Question checklist form designed for plaintiffs’ attorneys in bodily injury cases. It is based on the assumption that the defense hired a doctor to examine your client plaintiff and you need to cross-examine the doctor.
MED3434 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Direct Exam of Physical Therapist. An excellent source for objective evidence of injury is the physical therapist, too often overlooked by trial counsel.
MED3432 Additional Testimony: Plastic Surgeon. This is for use as additional questions to ask when the doctor is a reconstructive surgeon. It is an "add-on" on to the materials in the general forms for M.D. testimony in our forms MED3421 through MED3428.
MED4612 Lawyers' Medical Abbreviations Summary - Made for a lawyer's deposition and trial notebook! Every BI plaintiff or defense lawyer finds he/she needs a medical abbreviations list.
MED4707 Written Deposition Questions to Medical Records Custodian. Obtain medical records, plus the foundation to put those records into evidence --- even if the medical records are stored electronically.
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DEP4006 "Pointers for
Witnesses" for Deposition or Trial --- A Witness Preparation
Instruction Handout The one best aid for preparing witnesses to
testify. Witness Instruction Handout is an easy to use tool for you to teach in
the office, and for your witness to learn at home.
DEP4008 Pointers for Witness in Videotaped Deposition The "Pointers" with instructions adapted specially for witnesses whose depositions will be videotaped.
DEP009 Personal Injury Client Testimony: Additional Preparation Instructions Exclusively for personal injury plaintiffs, to improve their damages testimony. The Client Prep handout is a unique "How To Testify" skill builder.
DEP1207 Instructions to Video Photographer at Deposition that will be shown at trial Send this to the person who is going to be doing the actual videotaping of the deposition you have scheduled of your own witness (or an adverse witness) that may be used at trial.
DEP1217 Objections to Taking Notice Deposition, with Motion for Protective Order When a five day notice of deposition arrives, this is a form that an attorney should have ready in their computer, before they need it, to give him/her the assurance they know what to do and how to do it ASAP.
DEP4003 Deposition Objections Report and Checklist. Before you go to a deposition, use this report as a checklist and memory refresher on the objections you and the other side properly can make at a deposition. Put this checklist in your deposition/trial notebook!
DEP4011 Notice of Taking Deposition of an Organization. A complete and powerful form notice for taking the deposition of a corporation, partnership, or other organization, plus proven best tips and tactical advice on the subject of these depositions.
DEP4014 Deposition Checklist: Assets Examination Questions. Need to ask about assets of the person who is the adversary? Here is the deposition checklist of questions you need, because they never taught you to do an asset examination in law school.
WIT5102 Telling witnesses not to talk to the other side gives you short statement of limitations of what you can do, and then a form to do the maximum you can do in asking independent witnesses not to talk to the other side.
Deposition Checklist to
Cross-Exam the Adverse Expert Witness [Checklist
plus Advice Why and what to ask. A law summary report plus a general
outline checklist that gets you started on most non-medical expert depositions.]
EX0805 Request to Produce Adverse Expert's Files
EX0807 Subpoena Duces Tecum for Adverse Expert's File at Deposition Rule 26 and 45 combine to give you power, if you use the paragraphs of the Advanced Subpoena Duces Tecum.
EX0709 Expert Opinion Admissibility Checklist Law summary report plus checklist from for your trial notebook.
EX0706 Request by Hiring Attorney re Retained Expert's Report Send to your expert before he/she writes a report. A disclosable communication in some jurisdictions, but it's crafted to help, not hurt you, before a jury.
EXDEP004 Witness Pointers for Expert's Video Depositions. Applicable when the expert's deposition is videoed.
EX0303 Court Pretrial Order Regulating Challenges to Admission of Expert Witness Opinions Law summary report plus a form order to submit to the court.
EX03 The Ultimate Liability Questions for Your Expert. Free! Prepare your expert witness to answer three ultimate questions in most negligence cases.
EX0802 Ten Categories Cross (of experts). Free! This one page form is designed to be placed in your trial notebook, ready for those times when you need to build a cross-examination quickly during a deposition or trial.
More forms in this category are coming this year. But see the expert testimony and premises categories for forms that will also be of use to you in product liability cases.
LIQ3111 Liquor liability lawsuit deposition questions and tips to establish liability, or prepare defense witnesses. It is not only in cases involving DUI or dram shop (statutory) liability, but also in any case when a party or a witness might have been under the influence of anything from prescription drugs to "just a drink after work," that some special questions to parties (and possible parties) and witnesses become helpful to the litigator.
Litigation Hold Letter to Client. Tell your litigation your clients
their obligations to preserve evidence, including electronic evidence.
ELEC3321. Litigation Hold Letter to Adverse Attorney. The three pages of this single spaced checklist form demands in this letter form also will lead you to think clearly on what may be available to you if you use e-discovery to find electronically stored information, including the meta data.
ELEC22. Meet and Confer Report. The checklist style report allows you to sit down with adverse counsel and stand up later with your form report check marked and ready to use for your required report to the court.
ELEC3323. Clawback Agreement PLUS Court Order. Protection against waiving our client's privilege or your work-product protection by inadvertently producing a protected document in a mass of electronically produced information. The Clawback Agreement PLUS Court Order gives you the confidence of protection when exchanging either paper documents or electronic data during discovery. Legal summary and form for court order included.
ELEC3324. Checklist for Deposition of Corporate IT Person. Designed for an attorney taking the deposition of a corporate employee or officer in regard to the electronic records of the corporation, but equally valuable if you are the responding attorney as a checklist in your witness preparation. Deposition eDiscovery is a checklist to use during a deposition to find out what kinds of records exist and how they may be accessed.
ELEC3325. Protocol for On-Site Computer Inspection. A checklist to use for discussions with adverse counsel about the mechanics of who will do what, when, and with what safeguards, during an adverse inspection of computers. Although written from the viewpoint of the attorney asking for the physical inspection or download of electronic records, the checklist is equally valuable to responding counsel interested in ideas for protecting the client's computers.
ELEC4526. Agreement or Order for Expert to Examine Computers. Are you facing the need to have an expert inspect and copy information from computers? Ready to discuss -- and agree with the adversary attorney or the court --- what the expert is to do? This form gives you knowledge (what to discuss) and suggested language (how to say it) for an agreement or court order.
# ELEC4530. Protocol for Inspection of Forensic Image of ESI. A form for discovery of the contents of a copy/image of ESI, by agreement or by court order, that protects privileged matter.
TIP4550 There's a hard drive in most copy and fax machines, (Most attorney's don't know about this security problem and electronic evidence opportunity.) is found in our gateway page to a collection of recent ESI tips, forms, and articles.-->
Our growing collection of negotiation and settlement articles -- and the
results- orientated forms
for which we have a reputation -- is now managed through our sister website of LawyerSettlementForms™.
To browse a catalog of negotiation and settlement forms, use the link button
for that specialized separate catalog.
The listing of Organization articles and forms is on a separate subpage.
In general, our discovery forms are listed under other categories in this long page listing of all our products. E.g., the form to use to demand inspection of premises and items involved in the incident in situ on the premises, and with your expert to examine their operation, all at one time, is in the Premises section. However, from time to time we will list some special ones here. DISC4335 Don't leave discovery without a Catch-All Demand for Production! A catch-all demand for production nets you everything that you don’t already have that the adverse counsel is likely to use at trial.
Likewise, in general, our legal investigation forms (outside formal discovery) are listed under other categories in this long page listing of all our products. E.g., the form to use in taking photos of the scene is listed in the Motor Vehicle Accident section. We do not relist those investigative here. (Once is enough!) However, from time to time we list some new or special ones here. INV0907 Chain of custody form: without this form, or something like it, your documentation of chain of possession will be sloppy, and may get you into trouble.
The Workhorse Two Dozen:
a trial testimony evidence objections checklist and
law summary for active in-battle use.
WIT0505 TRIAL5212 The Battle-Quick Exhibit Foundations: a checklist and concise summary for foundations for exhibits, designed for active in-battle use.
Two versions of Bucklin's Trial Notebook system with forms:
Building Trial Notebooks™.
For your own peace of mind you should use a trial
notebook system for organizing any case in litigation. When you get
to a deposition or to the courthouse, everything will be in order so that you
will maintain an appearance of purpose and drive. The object of this
trial notebook system is: deposition and courtroom success through
ability to organize. Take a tip from the best trial lawyers --- use a
trial notebook. For information on either (1) the e-book
format - over 100 pages of advice and basic forms in our immediately
downloadable - now - electronic e book version, or (2) the two volume loose-leaf
binder format - over 500 pages of text and forms, plus searchable CD,
ORG1007. Case Management Checklist. (It's included in Bucklin's Trial Notebook system, so don't buy this if you have one of the above two versions of Bucklin's Trial Notebook system.) Use this detailed, multi-page, case management checklist form as your plan to Move this Case Forward! Every item in this form is an instruction that moves your case forward through discovery to conclusion by negotiation or trial. Makes it easy to organize what you do and assign tasks to others.
WIT0503 Standard Questions to Use in Cross-Examination Every lawyer should have some stock questions on the tip of his/her tongue .
TRIAL1914 Attorney's Voir Dire Worksheet. Formalizes a helpful mental process to determining the questions to ask prospective jurors.
This is 199 pages of compacted, practical, direct advice. Advice you would get if you asked a senior experienced litigator for advice. Law, tactic, and forms, including deposition outline for questioning the adverse expert witness on attorney fees. Even includes a trial question outline for the direct examination of your own expert witness on your request for an attorney's fee award. In PDF format, download into your computer and word processor to print out forms.
Two individual forms
from the book are available separately:
Trial questions for your direct examination of your own fee award expert [See note * below].
Question checklist for cross-exam -deposition or trial - of adverse fee expert [See note * below].
[Note: Attorneys ask to buy this question checklist form separately, so in
response we tell you where you
can find it. But it doesn't make economic sense for you to buy one form for
$27 when the same form plus several others, plus tactics and law text, is
available in the 199 page PDF book, which includes forms.]
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