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October 01, 2013

Badness in Depositions: "Stop me before I coach again."

An objection must be stated concisely in a nonargumentative and nonsuggestive manner.

--from Rule 30(c)(2), Fed. R. Civ. P.

Defending lawyers who testify are bad. And let he or she without sin cast the first stapler. In defending in a deposition, giving speeches and coaching your witness on the record is "bad" because it may be suggestive of the answer the witness should give. At Evan Shaeffer's fine and enduring Illinois Trial Practice Weblog, see "Depositions: How to Stop Coaching". We could go on and on and on about this--but we'll just be quiet and let you read it.

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(Does this guy ever shut up?)

Posted by JD Hull at October 1, 2013 11:59 PM

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