In this series of posts, I'll dig into the archives of The Trial Practice Tips Weblog and highlight some of my prior posts about depositions. Although you can see all of these post in this weblog's deposition category, I thought I'd try to reorganize some of them in a new way.
I'll begin with the first five ways a lawyer can ruin a deposition. I've been guilty of all of them at one time or another--
[I]f you are serious about being a professional writer (which all lawyers are), then you need the Redbook. The optional part is whether to take a CLE class in how to use it. My opinion: if you are going to use the Redbook, then a little CLE time in how to use it is not a bad investment of time or money.
If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably are--then read Kennerly's full post.
Kennerly even includes a sample letter you can use to request records in a way that will require providers to comply with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).
Why does Kennerly include such a letter in his post?
According to Kennerly, "Enough is enough. These companies cannot prey upon our clients."