Litigation Support Posts


An Inside Look at the Special Commission Meeting in the Hague

Posted: July, 2014 in Evidence Taking, International Law, Legal News, Litigation Support, Service of Process

Every four to five years, the Hague Conference on Private International Law convenes a Special Commission Meeting to review issues associated with the practical operation of the Hague Service and Evidence Conventions.

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Celexa/Lexapro Litigation:
Service of Process in Denmark

Posted: November, 2013 in Litigation Support, Service of Process

Litigation of mass torts or product liability claims often have an international component, as one or more of the defendants involved may be outside the US.

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Service of Process in Denmark Here

Why Human Transcription Beats Transcription Software

Posted: May, 2013 in Litigation Support

Legal transcriptions are often absolutely necessary to advance in a case — but strict deadlines can make this difficult.

When battling time constraints, legal professionals may be tempted to choose transcription software over human transcription. But should they?

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Why You Should Outsource Litigation Support

Posted: March, 2013 in International Litigation, Litigation Support

Litigation support is a necessity for all law firms, but it does not need to be handled solely by your legal employees. Instead, outsourcing litigation support is a wise idea.

Whether you run a law firm or preside over a legal department within a company, take a look at some of the benefits of leaving your Discovery needs to an outside team.

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When is Legal Transcription Necessary?

Posted: January, 2013 in Litigation Support

Legal transcription involves listening to recorded dialog and typing it on a computer, creating a text copy.

Many court cases require transcriptions of recorded dialog, yet doing this work at your firm is tedious and often requires excessive time and resources.

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Court Interpreters Abroad: No Uniform Standard

Posted: December, 2012 in Litigation Support

Court interpreters are sometimes taken for granted, even though they have an extremely important job. A fair trial must include the right to interpretation and translation.

Click here to find out about court interpreter regulations abroad.

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Are Online Notarizations Recognized as Valid?

Posted: July, 2012 in Litigation Support

Are you aware that there is at least one online notary service that now claims it can notarize documents for you without ever having you appear before an actual notary and that such documents will be accepted nationwide?

The validity and universal recognition of such notarizations, however, is suspect when the issue is examined more closely.

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Can eDiscovery Costs Be Reimbursed?

Posted: May, 2012 in Litigation Support

Did you know that at least one US Court of Appeals’ opinion has cast doubt on a prevailing party’s ability to be reimbursed for costs incurred in engaging in “eDiscovery?”

If you represent any party that needs to conduct or respond to eDiscovery requests, consider this.

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The Affidavit Translation Process

Posted: May, 2011 in Litigation Support

Affidavits — signed, sworn statements of fact — are used in trials and other court proceedings where a verified statement is required.

Drawing up an affidavit is a simple enough task for an attorney, but what if the person who is supposed to sign the affidavit doesn’t speak English well enough to understand what they’re signing?

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The Advantages of Focus Groups as a Jury Research Tool

Posted: October, 2010 in Litigation Support

By testing the themes and evidence, participants in litigation discover valuable insights about the strengths, weaknesses and risks of a case.

These insights can be used to make decisions about settlement, trial strategy and witness preparation.

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