Six Steps to Better Depositions, by Evan Schaeffer, Lawyerist Blog
Evan Shaeffer is one of my favorites. The art of taking a deposition is one of his specialities. -CCE
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. . . .