Entries by Marty Herder

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May We Never Forget: Freedom Isn’t Free

My big brother Bob enlisted at 17 and served our country in Southeast Asia at the tail end of Vietnam. Eagerly walking in his shadow, I admired him as tall, broad shouldered, outgoing and bright.   Every kid in the neighborhood admired his athleticism, leadership, compassion, and how he was always there for the little guy.  […]

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Courts Nationwide Are Requiring Depositions Be Taken Remotely.

The current uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic is not relenting.   Stay-At-Home orders, while relaxing in some jurisdictions currently, are predicted to be phased in and out throughout 2020 and beyond depending on expected subsequent waves of the virus. Courts nationwide have entered orders rejecting extending deadlines and are now requiring that depositions be taken by […]

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Resources for Running a Remote Law Firm

At this time of social distancing and unprecedented changes to businesses around the globe, we are asking how you’re doing. How are you adjusting your law practice? Many attorneys we talk to say they are now running a remote law firm. Whether staffing at the office is staggered or the office is closed, there are […]

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ABA Addresses “Deepfakes”

ABA Journal – Lawyers face many new evidentiary challenges, such as where electronically-recorded audio was manipulated, and then accepted into evidence in a custody battle to make it appear that a father had used threatening language against another party in the dispute. “Deepfakes” like this are completely avoided when you DEMAND to have a licensed stenographer instead […]

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Service Above Self

(From the Arizona Court Reporters Association publication ArizoNotes, Spring 2019, Volume 47, Number 1 ) Hi friends. First, my thanks and appreciation to our ACRA board and our AzNotes editor for their selfless contribution each and every week to our profession. Also, a shout-out to all of those who have served before over the years. […]

Preparing an Expert Witness

Are you preparing an expert witness for an upcoming court case? Understand that it takes time to find the right expert and to prepare them for your case. Because they are specialized in their field or on a particular topic, they may be challenging to handle. Couple that with your expertise and familiarity with the […]