This video is offered as an instructional tool for the witness who is about to be involved in the deposition process. The deposition process is defined in simple, sobering language emphasizing the formality and importance of the experience.
Instruction is offered to prepare the witness mentally regarding appearance, behavior, and how to avoid elementary pitfalls. Dramatized examples of the deposition process demonstrate both the proper and improper ways to respond to questioning.
Preparing the Witness for a Deposition benefits both you and your client. In conjunction with the Study Guides, the video encourages active versus passive participation in the learning process. Major topics of concern include the volunteering of information, how to respond to compound questions, and how to avoid boxed-in questions.