Daniel J. Wright
Prepare Your Client for their Deposition
There are a lot of things to remember when preparing for a deposition. First, it is important to review the case with your client, along with the questions you anticipate will be asked. Practice asking questions to your client, especially the hard ones and follow this advice:
Answer only the question asked. For example, if you are asked if you own a car, answer, “Yes,” not “Yes, I own a Grey 2008 Ford Escape.”
If you do not understand a question, ask for clarification
Do not get upset or otherwise react to the questions. Body language can be very revealing.
Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Do not speculate a guess.
Ask to take a break if you need one.