In ordinary conversation we often answer quickly and cut one another off but in a deposition listen to every last word of the question then pause and think about the question before you answer you would be wise to make this a habit it permits you rather than the other attorney to dictate the tempo of the deposition 3 never volunteer information. Whatever you decide to wear make sure it is comfortable and not restrictive get there at least one half hour ahead of the scheduled meeting time this way you are not rushing around and adding to the anxiety of the deposition get yourself something to eat and drink and bring a water bottle to have with you at the deposition make sure you have given your lawyer your cellphone number so that you can be reached in the event of a last minute cancellation or emergency when you meet your . In closing a deposition is simply a tool used to find information if you tell the truth you have nothing to worry about the key is to be prepared before the deposition review your notes pleadings and most importantly go over everything with your attorney once youve taken these steps there is nothing for you to worry about. Remember the transcript of your deposition does not show the length of time used in considering your answer however it is advisable to answer all questions in a direct and straightforward manner tell the truth the truth during a deposition or on the witness stand will never really hurt a litigant do not try to figure out beforehand whether or not a truthful answer will help or hinder your case answer truthfully your attorney may explain away the truth but he cannot explain lies or
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