We are pleased to announce that we have released an update to the breakthrough “Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules” on-line deposition prep video program. The updated program is on-line and available for viewing by you and your clients effective immediately. Here is a description of the update:
Rule No. 1 Always Tell the Truth
We reorganized the program to make this advice — which was present in the prior version but not set out as a separate rule — the first rule of deposition testimony.
Rule No. 2 Don’t Volunteer, Rule No. 3 Don’t Speculate and Rule No. 4 Read the Documents
We renumbered these rules to make room for the new Rule No. 1 Always Tell the Truth but we did not change their content, except to fold into the Rule No. 2 Don’t Volunteer section the material that previously was presented as Rule No. 3 Avoid Soundbites.
Rule No. 5 Listen to your Lawyer
Some state procedural rules and/or local federal court rules prohibit lawyers from stating the basis for their objections in a deposition — such as “Objection, speculation” — and instead permit them to state only “Objection as to form.” We added material to the end of this section to address this possibility and to give your clients advice on how they can still take clues from your objections even if you are limited to stating ”Objection as to form.”
We changed the rule summary to include the new Rule No. 1 Always Tell the Truth.
Zachary S. McGee, President and Co-Author, ”Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules”