5 Areas to Cover When Deposing a Party

When taking the deposition of a party, make sure to cover these five areas. Continue reading

Don’t Miss a Crucial Follow-Up Question

You prepare deposition or investigation questions in advance, but it’s the follow-up questions—often crafted on the fly—that may be the most important. Indeed, Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to ask the right “follow-up questions” when Cohen appeared before them last year and therefore failed to elicit crucial answers. Don’t make that mistake! Continue reading

How to Handle Improper Coaching at Deposition

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. Continue reading

How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?

ThinkstockPhotos-501707257Generally, you can’t compel someone to attend a deposition if he or she has been previously deposed in the same case. But there are 5 exceptions to this rule. Continue reading

4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

185496686Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Continue reading

Don’t Be Trapped by Your Deposition Outline

463344231An outline is an excellent tool for making sure you don’t overlook any important subjects during a deposition. But don’t let this tool become a trap: Be in the moment and be ready to venture outside of your outline. Continue reading

10 Steps for Depo Prep

121217625The importance of preparation before taking a deposition cannot be overstated. Here are 10 steps that will take you through the preparation process and keep you organized at the deposition.

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