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Common Deposition Questions

This blog is about common deposition questions asked by attorneys.

Depositions are used to gather pretrial information during the discovery process by gaining the witness’s sworn testimony and for later use in court. Depositions are brought on usually by an attorney in lieu of a court reporter either in the attorney’s office or in a conference room provided by the court reporter. This is where the deponent will be sworn in by said court reporter and commence answering the truth to any questions lawfully asked by the attorneys present. Deposition questions can vary case by case, but here are some introductory questions often asked by attorneys.

Introductory Questions

These types of questions have two general purposes, to ease the witness into the deposition process and to keep the witness honest throughout the deposition.

  1. Do you understand that you are under oath and that being under oath means you are sworn to tell the truth?
  2. Have you ever had your deposition taken in the past?
  3. Do you understand that your responses here have the same impact as if you were in a courtroom with a judge and jury?
  4. Are you prepared to answer my questions today?
  5. Are you taking any medications that will prevent you from answering my questions?
  6. Will you let me know if you don’t understand one of my questions?
  7. If you need to take a break at any time, just tell me, and we’ll take a break. Is that okay?

The purpose of these common deposition questions is for the overall protection of the witness and the attorney asking the questions.

If you are looking for experienced Phoenix court reporters to handle your next deposition with precision and professionalism, call us today or schedule with us online.

 

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Benefits of Web Conferencing

Benefits of Web Conferencing

This blog is about the benefits of web conferencing. Most attorneys take considerable time and effort in order to interview witnesses and to take depositions. This innovation is now making it where attorneys interviewing witnesses in other states no longer have to take expensive flights out of town or charge outrageous fees to do so.  Here are a few other benefits.

Saves both time and money

Web conferencing provides both audio and visual connectivity with the deponent. In turn, this means there is little to no travel time nor any money being spent on unnecessary travel costs or travel arrangement hassles along the way.  So all that needs to be done is scheduling a deposition with a court reporter somewhat close by the witness’s location at a time convenient for all parties involved.

Better Quality Video

As some of you may already know, video conferencing is a separate camera recording, then the video is transferred over the internet, whereas internet conferencing uses a camera built into the device sending the data, thus giving a much clearer image. Many different devices can be used while recording a deposition, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops without any lags or drops in service.

No additional equipment needed with web conferencing

There is no additional equipment used, so you get the added benefits of video conferencing without having the hassle or cost of setting up bulky equipment.

If you are looking for hassle-free depositions handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, please call today or schedule your next deposition online with us today.