Deposition Testifying Tips for Beginners – Part II

We continue with more tips for the first-time deposition testifier. Read Part I here. More Easy Questions – You will be asked some more really easy questions related to such topics as the name of your employer, and a bit about your work history including your current position.  You may also be asked whether you …

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Deposition Testifying Tips for Beginners – Part I

If you are going to be testifying on a litigation matter for the first time, say at a deposition, and you have a pulse, you are probably experiencing a large amount of stress.  Here are a few tips that may alleviate some of that stress and make the going a little easier for you.  The …

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Deposition Composure

The court reporter had a foreboding sense that the deposition was not going to go well.  Mr. Kruft, who was pushing 80 years, was being deposed.  And, he was clearly expressing a great deal of annoyance at the questions being fired at him by the examining attorney.  He also did not like the smug demeanor …

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Deposition Mental Toughness

If you have never testified at a deposition involving a civil litigation matter but you soon will, it’s possible you will have some of the feelings I had the first time I had to testify.  Just before the hour of your testimony arrives, you may end up experiencing (pick one): a) stress; b) fear; c) …

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Surviving a Deposition: Part III

Tips for Deposition Testifying Following are some tips that may be of help to you should you ever be called to testify at a deposition: 1. Always prepare for your deposition with your attorney. Reviewing what the opposing attorney is going to ask you will do wonders in calming you. 2. Present your best appearance …

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Surviving A Deposition: Part II

Reporting the Deposition Attorneys who do the deposing are responsible for hiring the court reporter to be used in the deposition. Usually, the court reporters are on a first name basis with the attorney who hired them and that’s because they do most of the attorney’s initiated depositions. Almost all court reporters will try to …

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Surviving a Deposition: Part I

For some, getting a root canal is a more welcome event than the pain of having to give testimony in court or at a deposition. Because we’ve seen trial drama on television or in the movies, most everyone is familiar with how the testimony process goes in the courtroom. Not everyone is familiar, however, with …

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