Court Deposition

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The court reporter tries to transcribe accurately what everyone says. If you or anyone else in the room speaks too quickly, this can be difficult.

Speaking in measured tones makes the court reporter’s job easier, and makes it more likely that the transcript of the deposition will be more accurate. In addition, speaking more slowly than usual can help you to formulate your words more completely and thoughtfully.

The words you say in a deposition and the construction of those words are important because they may be quoted in a later trial. You should use proper grammar, phraseology and facts when you speak in a deposition. The pace at which you speak in a deposition will not be heard in a court of law, unless the deposition happens to be videotaped. sometimes, your sphere of expertise has to refer to acronyms or proper names.

Whenever you use an uncommon word, you can help the court reporter by spelling it. It is also important to use simple “Yes” or “No” responses, rather than just shaking or nodding your head. While the court reporter listens to what you say, he or she cannot easily determine what your head movements mean.

Finally, do not speak while someone else is speaking. Hearing two voices speaking at the same time is challenging for anyone to understand. When you first enter the room, give your business card to the court reporter to help with the spelling of your name, as well as the address to which the copy of the transcript can be sent for your review.

By and large, court reporters edit their reports before submitting them for your review. They accurate for grammar and spelling, but cannot accurate technical misunderstandings regarding your content. That is your job. Remember the court reporter’s typed record is a legal document. It assumes even more legal import when you sign that the transcript is a valid reflection of what you said during the deposition.

It is not over until all the attorneys in the room agree that it is over. They have to tell the court reporter that they are now “off the record.” You cannot relax until that moment. occasionally you may hear an attorney say “that’s all I have;” you might think that the deposition is over at that point. It rarely is. Any of the other attorneys in the room can still ask extra questions. Even the lawyer who said he had no more questions can come back and ask you more, so do not take that proverbial deep breath and relax until the process itself is “off the record” and the deposition officially ends.

Depending on the urgency of the case, the attorneys may press the court reporter for immediate copies of the transcript. They may even ask for an electronic ‘raw’ copy of the deposition. The term “raw” refers to a copy of exactly what the court reporter has typed during the deposition day or days. After the deposition ends, read the transcript that is sent to you and submit any corrections, which will be incorporated as part of the final confirmed transcript. You may not change any details of opinions; only proper any obvious misunderstandings of the words you spoke during the deposition.

If the court reporter thinks he heard something, and you know you did not say the words recorded, you have to catch that. Otherwise, if it is a particularly important phrase regarding your work, you will have allowed a conflict to remain in the record and you will surely have to explain that conflict later at a trial.

Do not put yourself in that possibly embarrassing predicament. Spend the necessary time to reread your own transcript and edit any errors before they are cast in stone.

Some ill-advised attorneys will attempt to simplify matters by waiving your right to read, review, and accurate any errors in the deposition transcript. It’s your neck and reputation that’s on the line here. Do not permit this waiving. Insist on reading through the transcript. It’s not a perfect procedure; there are almost always errors to find.

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Deposition Reporters

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A deposition reporter is often misconceived as someone who simply records what is said during depositions or court hearings for the sake of legal records. In addition to recording depositions for archival purposes, a deposition reporter also plays a vital role in allowing judges and attorneys to review a deposition speech during the course of a trial and before a trial begins. Because every word of a deposition could be critical to a court case, deposition reporters have an unusual demand for clarity and accuracy placed upon their shoulders at all times. In addition to recording depositions, deposition reporters may also record the speech of legal proceedings, corporate meetings, political meetings and other events that demand a legal record of what was said during the event’s minutes. Whether employed by the court or an independent litigation services provider, deposition reporters typically use one of three recording methods: stenographic, electronic or voice writing.

Stenographic Reporting
Stenographic reporting is the most common method of court reporting. Using a stenotype machine, reporters record the speech of official proceedings by pressing multiple keys at once to record letter combinations that signify phrases, words or sounds. The stenotype symbols are then translated into text by a process known as computer-aided transcription. In court proceedings where real-time reporting is desired, the stenotype machine is connected to computers that translate and transmit speech during a live proceeding. Independent legal services providers often offer real time reporting of legal proceedings by employing real-time reporting proficient reporters.

Electronic Recording
In electronic recording, audio equipment is used to directly record the speech of court proceedings. As the proceeding is recorded, the reporter monitors the recording process, making notes that identify speakers and listening carefully to ensure that the equipment is recording the proceeding with high sound quality. Electronic reporters may use either analogue or digital recording equipment, and are often required to produce a written transcript of the proceeding at its conclusion.

Voice Writing Recording
Voice writing recording is used to record the actual words of court participants as they speak them. In order to keep up with the flow of speech, a voice writing reporter speaks into a voice silencer; a hand-held mask device that contains a small microphone and prevents the recorder’s voice from being heard by the courtroom. In addition to recording what is said by witnesses, attorneys and judges and other parties to a court proceeding, voice writing reporters also make note of histrionic gestures and noticeable emotional reactions. As with electronic reporters, voice writing reporters are generally required to produce a written transcript of a proceeding based on the voice recording. To request a certain kind of deposition reporter or to review a proceeding through a particular reporting style, judges and attorneys often consult with independent legal services providers.


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Court Depositions

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Has anyone ever given a court deposition?

I have a lawsuit against my former employer for wrongful termination/whistle blower. I need to give a deposition next week in front of several persons including opposing counsel. Anyone ever done this before…how is it? Thanks
I meet with my attorney before I take it. I believe all my answers are typed up.

No big deal. Just answer yes or no. do not elaborate. Surprised your attorney has not covered this. It is a casual proceeding. Pay attention because the questions become so convoluted you will have no idea what the lawyer is asking. In that instance just say so.

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Video Depositions

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Once a rarity, video depositions are catching on across the country as a way to preserve the spontaneity and drama of crucial interviews that often happen years before a case goes to trial.

Camera, sound, and editing equipment have steadily improved. At the same time they’ve grown cheaper. A new generation of tech-savvy lawyers now accounts for a major portion of the profession, and courts are encouraging the use of technology by wiring courtrooms for electronic visual presentations.

But the lawyers who practice this relatively new legal art say there’s a lot more to producing an effective video deposition than turning on the camera and microphones. Equipment, camera angles, editing and deposition ground rules all play a key role in making a potentially dull deposition into a compelling piece of testimony.

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