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Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 24, 2010

Conclusion In today’s litigation world, the success or failure of your case can depend on the depositions of important witnesses. How they go can be directly determined by how much effort you put into preparing for the deposition. Not only does preparation help ensure the “success” of the deposition, but it also says something about […]

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Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 22, 2010

Techniques for Deposing Defense Experts- Continued 4. Focus Your Attack-The Deposition Should Fit the Theory of the Case and Set up Cross-Examination If counsel has done his or her own homework and knows the ground rules, he or she should be ready to formulate an effective strategy to cross-examine the expert based on information obtained […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 18, 2010

Techniques for Deposing Defense Experts 1. Prepare for the Worst and You Will Obtain the Best Results The deposition and cross-examination of an expert witness are among the most challenging aspects of any case. The old saying that success is “90 percent perspiration and 10 percent inspiration” is especially key to an effective deposition of […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 15, 2010

Types of Depositions- Continued Some Advantages of Videotaping a deposition There are advantages to videotaping a discovery deposition. This can decrease coaching, objections and interruptions by opposing counsel. The witness may be more “straightforward” about revealing information. The videotape can capture the looks and gazes at your opponent for help. These tapes can be extremely […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 7, 2010

Types of Depositions- Continued Videotaping of Depositions Videotaping of depositions has become more and more common. Typically, a lawyer will videotape the deposition of all key witnesses, including experts and parties. While it is usually better to present a live witness, if a favorable witness is unavailable, the next best method is the use of […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 4, 2010

Types of Depositions- Continued Deposition via Satellite Depositions can also be taken via satellite transmission, allowing instantaneous communication. Some court reporting services offer depositions via satellite. This technology is also available at and on college campuses, airports, and other commercial sites throughout the country. The use of a satellite transmission for a deposition is almost […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 2, 2010

Types of Depositons Deposition by Telephone Depositions can be taken via telephone. This typically occurs when the lawyer needs information from less significant witnesses or when there is a need to control cost. Advantage of a telephone deposition A telephone deposition is less expensive and saves the lawyer travel time. Disadvantage of a telephone deposition […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes June 1, 2010

Basic Fundamentals When to take depositions Depositions are typically taken after interrogatory answers and responses to document requests have been received. These answers and documents should be used to plan an effective deposition. Answers to written discovery alone, with your investigative information, will identify many of the individuals who should be deposed. Afterwards, effective questions […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes May 25, 2010

Steps of Preperation Continued To really be ready to take a deposition, you need to know four things: the lawyer, the deponent, the subject matter and the rules. The Rules Noticing the Deposition When you notice the deposition, prepare your notice and/or subpoena duces tecum with any additional document request. Preparation of the notice necessarily […]

Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes May 13, 2010

STEPS OF PREPARATION CONTINUED To really be ready to take a deposition, you need to know four things: the lawyer, the deponent, the subject matter and the rules. The Subject Matter For any deposition, include most, or all, of the following steps of preparation concerning the deposition and its subject matter: (1) Prepare an outline […]