An expert deposition is a formal proceeding. I can only speak from my own experience in having my deposition taken and in attending a number of depositions of other experts or parties to various matters. There is one thing that is true in the majority of expert depositions I have seen. The opposing attorney prepares for the deposition. In a recent deposition, the opposing counsel had his outline of questions to ask me contained in a three-ring notebook. I couldn’t be sure, but it appeared to have more than 50 pages of typewritten questions.
If opposing counsel is going to prepare for your deposition as an expert witness, it is equally critical that you prepare as well. Preparation for an expert deposition entails a number of activities:
The central idea behind preparing for an expert deposition is to be sure that the expert is as ready as possible. Preparation is essential for experts to give good depositions.
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