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The Importance of Accurate Meeting Minutes

Got a meeting? Here is why MEETING MINUTES should be kept. Accurate meeting minutes are an essential part of city, town, engineering, corporate, government and any other meeting. Why? To create an official record of what transpires.  Minutes are an invaluable source when questions arise regarding project status, responsibility, and implementation. Minutes are recorded and […]

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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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“The Best Stories are Told by Liars!”

Discussing Restraining Orders and Appeals An Attorney Profile of John Siskopoulos John V. Siskopoulos is a founding partner of Siskopoulos Law Firm, LLP, focusing on appellate and civil litigation and chronicled in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  Reach him at 617-959-1628, or jvs@siskolaw.com, www.siskolaw.com, or at linkedin.com/in/johnsiskopoulos.  Interviewer Liz Tice With significant experience in handling restraining orders […]

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Is There A Tree In Court: YES!!!

Meet Expert Witness Carl Cathcart Trees don’t grow in court, but their legal issues do!  Expert Tree Witness Carl Cathcart has been in federal and state courts testifying about tree law for 40 years. Trees and Golf Regularly golfing at Fort Devens, this golfer also worked there.  At day’s end, wind blowing or not, he […]

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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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An Attorney Profile from OfficeSolutionsPlusLLC.com Specializing in Depositions, Transcription and Public Hearings

Should you have that second drink?  What about that Xanax you took?  And what is a DRE?  A SPOTLIGHT  INTERVIEW on The Complexities of Drug-Related OUI with Attorney Paul Lawton, Criminal Defense Attorney.  Paul Lawton is a Criminal Defense Attorney and partner in the multi-generational family law firm of Lawton & Lawton in Woburn.  After […]

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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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Depositions will Play a Vital Role in Drunk Driving Accident

Residents of a small town inTexashave filed a petition to gain the depositions of a liquor store.  This particular store may have sold alcohol illegally to minors; minors that later died in a drunk driving accident.  On September 18, 2011, three minors were killed in this car accident.  The driver of the car had surpassed […]

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