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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. . . .