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Part 2 - Video. Preparing for Deposition or Trial Testimony



In my experience as an expert witness, I have been able to review transcripts from depositions taken mostly from civil lawsuits. My heart goes out to the deponent (person answering questions) as I read and notice the incredible skill and strategy implemented by the attorney. It really is commendable how skilled some attorneys are in their field.


A deposition is a question-and-answer session between the attorney and a witness in a lawsuit or a legal case. The deposition is a way for the attorney to prepare for trial. The attorney is there to ask questions that will favor their side of a lawsuit or case. At times, the deponent (person being deposed) may feel as if they are being blamed for wrongdoing or failing to act in some way. That attorney is simply using whatever strategy they can to get you to say something under oath that can be used in court or trial as the case moves forward. Your answers can sometimes get confusing as the attorney manipulates them to lead into other questions. The average deposition is about ninety minutes. It can seem like forever as you sit there in the proverbial hotseat.


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rvd33624
01 พ.ค.

Our Association's attorney is a piece of crap.

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Karel Costa-Armas
Karel Costa-Armas
01 พ.ค.
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Sometimes legal firms get changed. It’s up to the board.

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