LNCtips.com: Litigation Crossword Key
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||Group selected to hear evidence in court and determine a
||Assist in jury selection.
||Process of taking and recording testimony of a party or
witness under oath before a court reporter
||Write questions for expert / fact witnesses. Assist with
fact witness preparation. Attend depositions as requested.
Summarize deposition transcripts.
||Legal document by expert stating the claim has merit.
||Assist law firm staff and expert witnesses in creation
||TRIAL||Process in which evidence is presented by Plaintiff and
Defense to a judge and jury.
||Prepare summary reports for use in trial notebooks.
Create PowerPoint presentations for use at trial opening
and/or closing. Coordinate and prepare experts. Draft
cross examination questions for medical experts. Attend
trial as requested.
||EXPERT WITNESS (2 WORDS)
||A specialist in a particular field who presents an
opinion at deposition and / or trial.
||Locate experts. Serve as liaison to experts. Review
prior testimony of opposing side's experts for consistency
with current testimony
||Person who initiates court action against another party.
||Educate plaintiff about litigation process. Serve as
liaison to plaintiff for medical matters. Assist with
preparation of plaintiff prior to deposition.
||Period between filing of lawsuit and trial; used for
||Draft discovery requests and responses.
||Process to resolve dispute without going to court;
facilitator hears evidence and decides outcome.
||Prepare summary reports for use in arbitration
notebooks. Prepare PowerPoint presentation for
arbitration. Attend arbitration as requested.
||Process in which parties can resolve their dispute
without going to court; facilitator has no power to impose
||Prepare summary reports for use in mediation notebooks.
Prepare PowerPoint presentation for mediation. Attend
mediation as requested.
||Initial document in a lawsuit filed with the court;
identifies allegations against defendant.
||Draft medical facts of complaint (plaintiff). Compare
complaint to medical records (defense).
||DEFENDANT||Person being sued.
||Assist with defendant interviews. Serve as liaison to
defendants. Identify and flag all chart entries of
defendants, in preparation for their depositions.
||FOCUS GROUP (2 WORDS)
||A small group sampled prior to trial for its members'
opinions about or emotional response to case issues
||Coordinate focus group meetings. Assist with
facilitation of focus groups.
||QUESTIONS (PLURAL WORD)
||Interrogatories are written _________ to obtain written
responses provided under oath.
||Draft interrogatories related to medical aspects of case
and standards of care.
||A document, photograph, or object introduced as evidence
during a trial.
||Identify key medical records and other documents. Copy
those records for use as exhibits.
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