My article "Six Steps to Better Depositions" appeared at Lawyerist last week--
My first depositions were often frightening experiences. Like most new lawyers, I plunged ahead and tried to do my best, but I rarely felt at ease.
As my discomfort gave way to confidence, I developed techniques I began to use at every deposition. What follow are guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. But I consider these techniques so useful I continue to use them today.
For the six techniques, see the full post. Meanwhile, you'll find much more about depositions at Trial Practice Tips in the deposition category.