I remember one of the first trials with which I was ever involved. When the case began, I was still in high school, and yet ten years later, there I was, instructed to “familiarize” myself with years of testimony from various fact and expert witnesses. Luckily for me, there was a complete and thorough page/line deposition summary for almost every witness, making short work of understanding a broad and lengthy litigation.
I thought about those summaries when I was asked to perform a similar task for a case I knew would have many hands on it before it saw a courtroom. I was mindful to include all relevant details, yet to keep the summary as tight as I could make it, striving for, and ultimately achieving, maximum efficiency and accuracy in a careful balance.
Years (and many, many deposition summaries) later, I have honed my technique, crafting simple – yet complete – page and line or topical summaries as fast as my clients demand them. And most of my clients are not handling decades-old cases. Instead, their cases resolve fairly quickly, but make up a large volume of work, making the time required to summarize even one dep in each case too laborious and costly. That is where In Brief steps in. With negotiable rates and time frames, we help you strike a balance between rapid turnaround and quality work product. You don’t have to pay for immediate results if you won’t need your summary in the next few days. And if you do, chances are you have a lot more important things to handle and my time will be far cheaper than yours, even if you need a summary overnight! So if you are considering outsourcing your summaries, why not give In Brief a call to see what package we can put together! I guarantee you will be glad you did.