NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS 2020

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

As we have come to expect, Californians rang in 2020 with hundreds of new state laws addressing a wide range of issues.

Here is a brief overview of 10 laws that may affect you in the coming year.

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Reporters are Impartial Officers of the Court

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

By now, most of us understand that during a deposition the court reporter is an impartial officer of the court entrusted with taking down a verbatim record of what is said. What may not be as clear is that the reporter’s duty of neutrality extends well beyond the time on the record.

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Recording a FINRA Arbitration

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Image by Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA [CC BY 2.0]

Upon occasion, Network Deposition Services is asked to provide a certified shorthand reporter to cover an arbitration for FINRA. FINRA, the private self-regulatory organization that regulates many aspects of the security industry, follows its own unique set of procedural rules and regulations. 

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CONFIDENTIALITY

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

In our February 2017 Network News, we outlined upon the basics of deposition confidentiality. This month, we explore some of the more specific and nuanced aspects of confidentiality, both in depositions and in court proceedings.

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Payment for Deposition Transcripts

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

In response to last month’s Network News regarding handling deposition transcripts under the applicable code of civil procedure, we received questions on the code provisions regarding payment for deposition transcripts, which are addressed here.

 

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CODE RED

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

Due to recent discussions regarding review and delivery of original deposition transcripts, this month’s Network News provides verbatim sections of the California Code of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address the handling of the original transcripts following completion of deponent testimony.

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I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

We think of depositions as very private proceedings, but that may not always be the case. There are statutes addressing who can be present at a deposition (parties to the action, their officers and counsel) but there are no specific California or federal statutes that dictate who cannot attend. What this means is that unless they are specifically excluded by agreement or court order, anyone can attend a deposition.

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