Preparing and presenting a client for a deposition can be a humbling experience. The key to effectively preparing and presenting a client for a deposition is to know the case.
Learn about the other side’s case. Discuss the case with your expert witness and learn about strengths and weaknesses of the other side’s position.
Lawyers don’t just go to trial with their gut feeling and hoping to win a case. They rely on jury consultants to help attorneys research and select jurors and provide insight into juror behavior.
Prepare the deponent for the deposition and give him advice and suggestions:
- Tell the truth
- Be your natural self
- Answer only the questions asked
- Speak clearly
- Do not answer a question you do not understand