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Are leading questions allowed in depositions?

Are leading questions allowed in depositions?

A Deposition is not Cross-Examination at Trial. You should not ask only leading questions at a deposition. Thus a deposition should be made up of leading and open-ended questions. Do not hesitate to ask a question that you do not know the answer to at the deposition.

What happens if I refuse to take a deposition?

Your attorney can object to improper questions at the deposition. But if you refuse to answer proper questions you will be fined by the Court and your case can be dismissed if you are the plaintiff, or you can not be allowed to present a defense if you are the defendant. You can be ordered to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees…

What do you need to know about a plaintiff’s deposition?

A plaintiff’s deposition is an interview involving questions asked by the lawyer for the other side of the case to which you give sworn answers. During the deposition everything that is said, the questions and answers and comments, are being transcribed by a court reporter.

Can you talk to your attorney during a deposition?

Once the deposition starts, you cannot talk to your attorney about your testimony. Your attorney is only there to protect you from improper questions. If your attorney objects, stop talking. Let the attorney get the objection out and then he will tell you whether to answer or not.

Can a deposition question lead to admissible evidence?

Because this question may lead to admissible evidence, this question is a proper discovery question, even if the fact of an arrest is not admissible at trial. Incidentally, because this question is not expected, it shakes the adverse witness’s composure.)

Are there any questions you should never answer at a deposition?

In his conference room to be exact. There’s no judge there. There’s no jury there. Just you, your lawyer and a court stenographer. The stenographer is there to record all of the questions you are asked and all of the answers you give. Those questions and answers are transcribed and put into a booklet.

How to impress the other attorney in a deposition?

The way to impress the other attorney is by working hard to give honest, accurate and direct answers. Once the deposition starts, forget yourself and don’t worry about how you look or how you sound when you speak. Listen closely to the question, think hard and remember the right answer, then give that answer in a sentence.

What happens at a deposition in a civil case?

A deposition is a question and answers session with the other side’s attorney. The other attorney will ask you questions. You will give answers. Your attorney will be there with you during the deposition. A court reporter will also be there, taking down everything that is said.

When does a court need to allow additional time for a deposition?

The rule directs the court to allow additional time where consistent with Rule 26(b)(2) if needed for a fair examination of the deponent. In addition, if the deponent or another person impedes or delays the examination, the court must authorize extra time.