March 01, 2013 Litigation

Lawyer’s First Deposition

James E. Stewart

The hard work has finally paid off. Our new lawyer has been assigned to prepare a witness for deposition and to defend the deposition. And he alone is responsible. The following topics are what I would discuss with that new lawyer.

Preparation. Start by asking yourself this question: What is the case about? Sort through the blizzard of documents, e-mails, legal memos, witness interviews, and motions. What happened to cause the lawsuit, why did the plaintiff sue, how does she plan to present her case, and how do you plan to defend the case?

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