Explaining Depositions to Your Clients

For attorneys, preparing clients for depositions can be nerve-wracking because many clients will give speculative answers. While even speculative answers could be truthful, your client needs to understand that every word he or she says while under oath will be recorded by a court reporter. Long before you meet your client at a conference room near San Jose, CA, for the deposition, it's important to ensure that he or she understands the importance of truthfulness while the professional reporter is creating the transcript.

For some helpful hints on discussing potential deposition questions with your client, watch this video presented by a personal injury attorney. He gives some advice on how you can explain to your client that anything recorded by the court reporter that is speculative in nature could potentially harm your case later.