The attorney taking the deposition usually controls the proceedings. But the best way to take advantage of this control is to hold onto it loosely.
Before you serve a deposition notice, make sure your timing complies with the statutes.
When taking or defending a deposition, always keep in mind that you’re making a record for the jury. Sometime later, perhaps years after the deposition took place, a jury may hear parts of the deposition and you want everything to be there and be clear.
At an expert’s deposition, questions are primarily focused on the expert’s qualifications and opinions. But don’t forget to ask these three questions—you may be very pleased with the responses you get.
Conduct enough depositions and you’re bound to see abusive tactics by some opposing counsel. Here are five ways to effectively deal with the most common abuses attorneys experience during depositions.
Once you’ve considered the advantages and disadvantages and have decided to take an oral deposition, you need to draft a written deposition notice. To make sure that you include all the required content, follow these five steps.
Regardless of an expert’s particular specialty, there are five areas that apply to the questioning of most expert witnesses at deposition.
You can take out-of-state depositions for use in pending California state court actions under CCP §2026.010(a), but why would you take the time and expense of doing so? Here are three situations in which it might be your only option.
When deciding whether to use interrogatories or depositions in discovery, there are several things to compare.
One of the common problems at deposition is improper coaching of the deponent by counsel. If you’re the examining attorney, there are three steps you can take to handle this situation.