Procedure for Trial Preparation

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Procedure for Trial Preparation
Assist during trial by taking notes of direct and cross-examination of witness testimony
Prepare trial books for use by attorney during trial
Prepare judges' bench books of exhibits to be offered into evidence
Read, review, index and summarize depositions
Prepare notes of interview
Interview witnesses with attorney (and on occasion, without the attorney)
Prepare draft of settlement agreement with stipulations
Assist in Settlement Conference by taking notes of discussion
Assist attorney in preparation of post-trial documents
Pay witness fees
Obtain necessary case precedents necessary to support argument advanced by attorney
Compile notes for attorney's use in preparing closing argument
Note: to perform any and all of the above legal tasks requires that your legal assistant be familiar with all legal and factual issues of the case and have a thorough knowledge of all pleadings filed