Podcast: What is a Deposition?
He clarifies that a witness rarely “wins” a deposition, in the sense of convincing the questioner or other side that the witness is right. The witness shouldn’t be focusing on “winning,” but instead should focus on keeping the transcript clear and accurate.
Lastly, he shares the importance of a witness understanding the five principal purposes of the deposition process in order to be fully prepared. He warns that you must make sure a witness clearly understands what a deposition is and what it is not. Otherwise, you have put your witness at a terrible disadvantage.
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