Strategies for Success in Depositions

During a deposition, witness testimony is recorded by a professional court reporter. This process takes place outside the courtroom, typically in an office or conference room, and ensures that witness testimony is preserved through stenographic recording and legal transcription. Depositions also provide valuable information about the case prior to trial. If you will be appearing for a deposition in person or via video conferencing in San Jose, knowing what to expect can help you feel calmer and more confident.

This video shows several example scenes to help witnesses better understand the deposition process. You will learn how to assess questions to give the most accurate answer and project the most professional image. Additionally, you will learn what to do if you are interrupted or feel your examiner has made an assumption that could cause you to answer in a way that you do not feel accurately portrays the facts.