All depos in California must follow Minimum Transcript Format Standards

California deposition reporters be aware of the change in the law regarding the Minimum Transcript Format Standards.  This change is effective as of January 1, 2010.  (Sorry this blog announcement is only now forth coming, but it is what it is.)  All depos in California must follow Minimum Transcript Format Standards per Code of Civil Procedure 2029.500.  Be Aware or Be Fined and Cited!!

This change in CCP 2029.500 clarifies that any deposition taken in California must be taken in compliance with all California laws, which would include the Minimum Transcript Format Standards (MTFS). Previously, the CRB interpretation of current law was that the MTFS are followed unless the jurisdiction in which the case is venued has its own format.  Not any longer!

 

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/CCP/3/4/4/12/1/s2029.500


Friday, February 12, 2010

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Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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