Deposition practice handbook: how to take and defend depositions

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Little, Brown, 1995 - Law - 290 pages
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This practical handbook explains when, why and how to use particular strategies, tactics, organizational approaches, methods, and techniques in taking and defending depositions. Packed with 'trade secrets' that one-up the opposition, Deposition Practice Handbook shows you: How to pin down and 'freeze' witnesses' testimony with an early deposition so they can't change their story later How to make a deposition a lot more effective by getting an interrogatory answered first Twelve proven ways to discredit a witness How not to open Pandora's box when questioning a third-party witness How to avoid the trap of allowing your opponent to set the deposition times And, most important of all: How to turn talk into evidence that's admissible in court What's more, Martiniak provides checklists, outlines, reminders, and dozens of practice tips.

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Chapter 1 A General Perspective on Depositions
Chapter 2 Preparing for a Deposition
Chapter 3 Getting Started at the Deposition

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