Podcast: What is a Deposition?

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In the latest episode of his "Powerful Witness Preparation" podcast series, What is a Deposition, litigation attorney Dan Small clears up any confusion surrounding what a deposition actually is. He explains that the misconceptions of formality, conversation and discovery all contribute to the confusion surrounding depositions and he shares some tips on how to avoid letting these factors throw your witness off.

He clarifies that a witness rarely “wins” a deposition, in the sense of convincing the See more +

In the latest episode of his "Powerful Witness Preparation" podcast series, What is a Deposition, litigation attorney Dan Small clears up any confusion surrounding what a deposition actually is. He explains that the misconceptions of formality, conversation and discovery all contribute to the confusion surrounding depositions and he shares some tips on how to avoid letting these factors throw your witness off.

He clarifies that a witness rarely “wins” a deposition, in the sense of convincing the questioner or other side that the witness is right. The witness shouldn’t be focusing on “winning,” but instead should focus on keeping the transcript clear and accurate.

Lastly, he shares the importance of a witness understanding the five principal purposes of the deposition process in order to be fully prepared. He warns that you must make sure a witness clearly understands what a deposition is and what it is not. Otherwise, you have put your witness at a terrible disadvantage. See less -

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