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Coaching a Witness During Deposition is Prohibited!

We have been taking a lot of depositions lately and, in so doing, we have noticed a lot of improper coaching of witnesses during deposition by opposing counsel. This caused us to revisit the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Rules Guidelines for Civility in Litigation. In particular, Appendix 3.A provides: (8) While a question is pending, counsel should not, through objections or otherwise, coach the deponent or suggest answers. What does this mean? It means that when a lawyer asks a question the deponent (the person answering the question) must answer the question only subject to the deponent’s lawyer’s objection. The lawyer cannot take or break or attempt to go off the record while the question is pending. That is completely improper. The deponent must

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How to Authenticate Deposition Testimony

How does an attorney use deposition testimony? Taking depositions is fairly standard in any kind of civil litigation – it is a “go to” tool within any civil litigator’s discovery toolbox. But, other than for the purpose of learning what the deponent knows and/or what his or her version of events is, how does an attorney use deposition testimony? Generally speaking, an attorney will use deposition testimony for a couple of different purposes: (1) at trial, the attorney can potentially use deposition testimony to catch a deponent in a lie if the deponent changes his or her story when testifying at trial; and (2) the attorney can use deposition testimony as evidentiary support for various motions leading up to trial, including motions for summary judgment. How does an

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