Wednesday, June 20, 2012

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2012

I had a wonderful time attending the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting last week. It was my first time to attend the meeting and I was impressed. It was a treat to spend two days getting CLE, meeting other lawyers, and reconnecting with some old friends. I spent most of my time attending sessions put on the Computer and Technology Section and learned some new tips and techniques for using technology and improving efficiency in the office. If you have not been to the Annual Meeting before, I urge you to attend in 2013!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Deposition Tip

When taking an expert's deposition, consider using actual video clips from other witnesses, instead of merely reading or paraphrasing those witnesses' testimony. For example, if you are deposing a nursing expert, play clips of the actual nurses describing their care and interactions with the patient. The expert can then comment on the testimony. This allows the jurors to see the connection between the fact witness and the expert witness. You can easily make these clips with litigation software and set up a monitor in the deposition room.