How to Conduct Ethical Depositions

Defending or taking depositions is something common when dealing with litigation. Developing facts can be a helpful tool, but potential abuses by a lawyer or the potential risks for them can be an issue. There are several high-profile decisions where courts have punished lawyers for showing improper conduct in depositions. As such, disregarding the rules which govern proper deposition conduct may pose serious risks for lawyers and their clients. The…

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Don’t Cross the Line During Depositions

Many experienced litigators will be able to tell you at least one story of a deposition that went poorly. Usually it starts out with an opposing attorney who is seeking retribution for something or just wants to prove to their client that they are zealous. The problem with that is that although depositions take place in informal settings, the rules of decorum and professionalism still apply. Courts will usually sanction…

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