Depositing is a legal process for gathering evidence sworn from a witness. Always keep in mind that feeling can make or break your case when you hold your opponent in legal proceedings against him or her. Therefore, you should know how to act during your deposition

Here are some commonly asked deposition questions for giving an effective testimony.

What is a deposition?
Deposition collect pre-trial information to find out what the witness knows. Certificates were retained for later use. The program usually takes place at a law office and involves an oral comment by a court reporter about what is said in testimony. The witness takes the oath and must answer any questions asked by any respected lawyer.

Can you refuse to give a deposition?
A writ of summons is a legally binding written order of the parties to testify in a particular case. In a deposited summons, the solicitor must swear an oath. If you do not wish to contribute, you can notify the judge in advance. Refusal of recognition, if formally requested, may be punishable by downgrading.

What happens after a deposition?
Here are a few things that typically follow a deposition:
A transcript is prepared
Parties review and revise the transcript
Your lawyer will evaluate your deposition
Your statement can be used in court
After a deposition becomes part of a public court record, it may be accessible well after your case is over.

How to prepare a witness for the deposition?
Every attorney will need to know how to take a useful deposition. Also, they must know how to prepare their deposition witnesses to eliminate surprises. Here are some tips for lawyers to prepare a witness:

Explain the Process
Answer Their Questions
Practice with a Mock Deposition
Practice the Right Conduct

How to beat a deposition?
Preparation and professional demeanor are crucial to providing effective depositions in legal proceedings. Here are some dos and don’ts to beat a deposition:

Listen to the question
Only answer the question that is asked
Ask the questioner to rephrase questions you don’t understand
Maintain your composure
Don’t interrupt the questioner
Stick to truthful answers
Don’t use non-verbal communication to answer questions
Beware of compound questions
Listen to your attorney
Dress and act appropriately

Author's Bio: 

Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio-Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.