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What It Covers:

Introduction

Definition

  • - Formal proceeding where testimony is given under oath
  • - In a setting less formal than a courtroom

Who is involved

  • - You (the plaintiff)
  • - Your lawyer
  • - Defense attorney
  • - Court reporter

Explanation

  • - Used prior to trial to negotiate a settlement with opposing counsel
  • - An indicator of how well things would go during an actual trial
  • - Used to plan strategy and prepare witnesses

Before the Deposition

Meet with your lawyer to review case

Refresh memory

  • - Review documents
  • - Talk to other witnesses
  • - Visit the scene
  • - Don’t talk to the opposition

Plan for the day of the deposition

  • - Arrange reliable transportation
  • - Plan to arrive early
  • - Get plenty of rest
  • - Dress and groom professionally

During the Deposition

Your behavior

Four major rules

  • - Always answer questions truthfully
  • - Only answer the question asked
  • - Allow the lawyer to ask the full question before responding
  • - If you don’t understand a question, don’t answer it

Types of Deposition Questions

Personal questions

Questions about the incident

Questions to watch out for

  • - Compound question
  • - Assuming question
  • - Summary question
  • - Argumentative question

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