How to take the best from your deposition transcript

I want to take you through some of the best things I learned during my deposition.


The key to the best deposition transcript is to have a very clear idea of what you want to do and what you don’t want to say.

If you don the same thing every time, you’ll probably find it difficult to get the answers you want.


If your questions are difficult to answer, it might be easier to ask your supervisor.


If someone else in your team is going to ask you questions, you can always ask them.


You might want to consider how you’ll communicate with your deposition witnesses.


Make sure that your answers are concise, and your words are clear.


It’s important to be upfront about what you’ll do to make sure you get the right answers.


If an attorney says something you don.t understand, just say so. 8.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions that others might not be able to answer.


You’ll need to be prepared for an interrogation.


Remember to make it clear to the witnesses that you’re not going to tell them anything that might be embarrassing.


You may need to call the person who was in charge of your deposition.

This will give you a heads up that you have been asked.


You can always find a second or third person to answer your questions.


Be sure to keep your hands on your head as you talk.


Your lawyer will need to know the answers to your questions before he or she gives them.

Make it clear that you want them.

If you’re a business, you should always keep a record of what your deposition is.

You don’t need to take notes.

If a witness wants to take your deposition, it’s usually best to do it over the phone.

If possible, call the witness at a phone number listed on the form you signed.

If the witness calls, make sure the number is accurate.

If it’s not, you might want the person to leave a message on the phone or on the record.

When you sign the form, you’re agreeing to tell the truth.

You shouldn’t be expected to keep up with the testimony of others.