Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Deposition Tip

When taking an expert's deposition, consider using actual video clips from other witnesses, instead of merely reading or paraphrasing those witnesses' testimony. For example, if you are deposing a nursing expert, play clips of the actual nurses describing their care and interactions with the patient. The expert can then comment on the testimony. This allows the jurors to see the connection between the fact witness and the expert witness. You can easily make these clips with litigation software and set up a monitor in the deposition room.