I want to thank my colleague, Stacey L. Zill, for this week's legal portion.
Having your deposition taken can not only be stressful, but it can mark a critical turning point in the litigation because it presents an opportunity to make a favorable impression with the opposition. During the deposition process, opposing counsel is no doubt assessing you as a witness at trial. Will a jury find you believable? Will a jury find you likeable? Are you well-spoken? "Yes" answers translate into a possible early settlement on more favorable terms. To take full advantage of the deposition opportunity, and manage the stress, you need to be prepared.