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Your Ideal Court Reporter – What To Look For!

When it is essential to have an exact legal record of what people said in court, the services of a Court Reporter is needed. The Court Reporter’s primary function is to quickly capture an accurate record of all communications during legal proceedings. It is important they have mastered the skills necessary to produce a transcript […]

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A Tale of Two… States! How Drastically Different Appellate Practice is Between MA and RI

ATTORNEY KATE GODIN represents both private and indigent clients in their criminal and/or sex offender appeals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A Tale of Two… States! Through her practice, she has noticed how different not only the rules and procedures are for appeals, but that two states can treat similarly situated appellate clients… differently. In her […]

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DEFENDING SEX OFFENDERS: Necessary but Not Popular!

 Elizabeth Tice heads up Office Solutions Plus LLC which is exposed to many interesting cases. From time to time, we like to share what we learn with you.  Today’s interview is with ERIC TENNEN, a partner at Swomley and Tennen LLP, for whom we provide deposition and transcription services.  If we can help capture your […]

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Judy Flynn

“DEATH WITH DIGNITY”: What About YOUR Grandparents?

OFFICESOLUTIONSPLUSLLC.COM- (specializing in depositions, transcription, Open Meeting Law and  public hearings) PROFILES our attorney clients in their areas of expertise. After reading, please VOTE on this controversial subject! VOTE YOUR RESPONSE YES OR NO in the subject line, to OFFICESOLUTIONSPLUSLLC1@GMAIL.COM. Everyone who participates will receive a response upon completion indicating the results, to keep you informed […]

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The NFL’s Conundrum: Depositions or Autopsies?

Lawyers representing more than 1,500 ex-players and their families petitioned the US District Court in Philadelphia last week to expedite depositions in a case alleging the NFL willfully concealed information about brain damage arising from repeated hits to the head (Court Focuses On Easterling Suicide). The thrust of the plaintiffs’ petition was that many of […]

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New Technology Rules for Journalists in Massachusetts Courts

The highest court in Massachusetts has updated its rules for news coverage of trials and other court proceedings.   The goal of the change is “to recognize the changes in technology and journalism” the court said. The rules permit electronic devices such as laptops in the courtroom, but require anyone seeking to use high tech gear to register […]

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Hey Attorneys! Here is a Document Review Tool to Help You!

Attorneys must decide which documents are relevant to a case.  This process is called document review. Often law firms hire experienced document reviewers to study the legal papers.  Sometimes contract attorneys are also hired for this process.  Often much of this work is done electronically, through scanned copies, emails, and other files. A great document-review […]

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Mobile Transcript: the Lawyer’s Lifesaver

The Mobile Transcript is a novel app that is very useful for all legal professionals.  A lawyer, paralegal, court reporters or legal assistant can employ this app to review court transcripts or depositions.  This device even allows a person to annotate their files! Lawyers often work with court reporters who upload the transcripts to the […]

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Outsourcing Transcription Helps Lawyers

Court transcripts are vital documents for lawyers and legal professionals.  Without transcripts of previous court cases, a lawyer would have a hard time understanding how a jury may vote or what evidence is vital to a case.  With transcripts at hand, a lawyer can research similar court cases and learn which witnesses and evidence made […]

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How Depositions Can Make or Break a Case

A deposition can be a critical part of a court case.  It could mean the difference between sending a person to jail or letting him or her go free.  In one recent case, twenty-one Haitian boys have accused a man, Douglas Perlitz, of sexually abusing them. Perlitz had created a program to feed, clothe, educate, […]

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