scales of justiceIt’s a scenario that all trial lawyers are familiar with.  Your client is testifying at deposition.  She gets a little confused and her testimony reflects it.  After a line of questioning concludes, you request a break, leave the room with your client and confer.  When the deposition resumes, your client changes her testimony, perhaps significantly.  

Judge and lawyers in courtHere’s a cautionary tale about the line between vigorous advocacy and obstructionist conduct during discovery, and particularly at depositions.

A federal district court judge has administered an embarrassing bench-slap to a lawyer from a top-tier firm, requiring her to make a video about proper discovery procedures and to provide it to her firm’s litigators.  The