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.
There’s a time-honored “rule” that, if a witness hasn’t hurt your client’s case, don’t cross-examine the witness, just stay seated. But whether this injunction makes sense depends on the strength of your case and the possibility that the witness can actually help it. Here are some situations in which you’ll want to get up and cross!