May 3rd, 2016

Deposition is a form of discovery, whereby the attorney calling for the deposition has the right to ask questions and obtain answers from a party, witness, or expert while that person is under oath. Most depositions are done orally, although they can be done in writing as well. During an oral deposition, a court reporter writes a word-for-word transcript of everything said during the deposition. Depositions may also be videotaped (see also—discovery).