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Nolo's deposition handbook

Bergman, Paul, 1943- author

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  • Creator attorneys Paul Bergman & Albert J. Moore
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Sixth edition. Berkeley, California : Nolo, [2014]
  • Physical Details
    • 426 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 1413320597, 9781413320596, 9781413320602
  • OCLC ocn875884365


  • " Face your deposition without fear using this comprehensive guide Getting deposed? Conducting a deposition? Here's the book you need to take the mystery out of the deposition process and answer questions with confidence. You'll even learn the three "golden rules" for answering questions and the trick questions lawyers often use to influence testimony. A perfect book for law students, lawyers, legal assistants, witnesses, expert witnesses, and anyone who wants to represent themselves in court, Nolo's Deposition Handbook provides all the information you need to sail through the deposition process with confidence. This edition contains updated statutes, cases, and rules -- plus, read new material on "electronic discovery", which applies to information stored in computers, including records and emails. "--


  • Includes index.


  • An overview of deposition procedures -- Using depositions in a lawsuit -- Preparing to give deposition testimony -- Responding to questions -- Beginning a deposition : "the usual admonitions" -- Background questions -- Questions you can refuse to answer -- Expert witness deponents -- The lay of the discovery landscape -- Defending a deposition -- Taking a deposition : deposing a hostile witness -- Taking a deposition : responding to a defending attorney's roadblocks -- Taking a deposition : deposing a friendly witness -- Visually recorded depositions -- Appendix A: Excerpts From the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) -- Appendix B: State Discovery and Deposition Rules -- Appendix C: Sample Forms Index