Frequently Asked Questions

What is a deposition?


A deposition is testimony given under oath before a court reporter. Depositions are important in the preparation of a case for trial. Depositions freeze testimony and can be used to impeach your credibility if you later deviate from prior statements. They are used to discover facts of the case and to uncover additional witnesses. Depositions are also used to narrow the issues of the case. Failing to appear for a deposition subjects you to the potential to be held in contempt of court. Always consider exercising your right to legal counsel before providing deposition testimony.

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