The Basics of the Successful Deposition
What you can do to ensure the best results for your case
Cady Reporting offers the latest in state-of-the-art realtime reporting, legal video, trial support and conference hosting!
Cady Reporting Clients Include Corporate and Tax Attorneys Across Ohio and Cleveland
What is a Deposition?
Depositions are gathered to help legal professionals compile a complete profile of facts and testimonies regarding the current case. They act as a formal investigation. Every called-upon witness is questioned under oath, and each piece of evidence is handled with the utmost care. Court reporters are there to record the questions and answers that transpire, and put them together in an accurate transcript that can be used for later analysis. They are not necessary, but they are incredibly beneficial as cases are put together.
What is the Function of a Deposition?
Depositions allow attorneys to craft a narrative that is cohesive and concise for the courtroom. It can act as a sort of practice session for the witnesses, as it gives them the opportunity to go over what will be said in court. The main purpose for an opposing counsel, however, is to gain a better understanding of the alleged story. If there are discrepancies between the deposition and the in-court testimony, opposing counsel will make that entirely apparent and poke holes in the story where they can.
Certify a Solid Defense
To form the most impenetrable case, the best an attorney can do is ensure the story remains consistent. As stated above, opposing counsel will identify any inconsistencies, and these are often the facts that legal news sites will glamorize, which can cause issues for your case. The best thing a witness can do is tell the truth. Make sure you remind your witness to speak slowly and clearly when being questioned, and to let the attorney finish speaking before answering. Asking for clarification on an attorney’s unclear question is the best way to ensure an unwavering deposition.
Schedule a Service!
Our Cleveland, Ohio Offices
Western Reserve Building
1468 West 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Cleveland, Ohio Court Reporters
Cleveland Legal and Court Reporting News
Cady Reporting is pleased to announce a new piece on our press page. The piece is a press release on our Guide to Cleveland. Here, readers learn how we at Cady Reporting have the backs of Cleveland visitors and long time residents alike with information about the...read more
It's that time again! Every 9 months the owners of Cady Reporting Services attend their favorite meeting of the year - the NNRC meeting! As the owners of the elite court reporting firm, Cady Reporting, we want to do as much as we can to educate ourselves in all...read more
Cady Reporting is pleased to announce their new page on mentions of the firm in the press. The page is linked at the top of the website's header. Click on any of the enticing articles on the page to learn more about Cady Reporting from other news outlets!read more
Last week Cady Reporting sponsored the Litigation Institute put on annually by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. The theme of this year's Institute was, 'Anatomy of a Jury Trial'. Attorneys, each distinguished litigators, comprised several panels throughout...read more
Would you prosecute these strange old laws? It is no secret that people do many strange things sometimes without explanation and it is no wonder that many strange laws have come out of these actions. All across the United States, many strange laws have been created as...read more
Cady Reporting Services has been featured as Cleveland's Premier court reporting firm on several prominent blogs. We are at it again in this featured article entitled, "The Role Court Reporters Play in the Legal System." The article goes on to state, "In Cleveland,...read more