How to survive a deposition
Describes the skills needed to help win a case and avoid mistakes that may ruin it. Enables readers to understand what to expect and provides tips on how to dress, act and reply to questions when called upon to give a deposition. Each section features a sidebar callout summarizing advice for last-minute cramming. Includes samples from actual depositions to demonstrate how errors can occur.
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Examination Before Trial
Ten Reasons for Depositions
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