Deposition report form

While we are taking the deposition testimony of a witness wefrequently think of projects that should be done and note issues that are significant. This is in addition to forming an impression of the witness. Too frequently we are so involved in the deposition process we fail to make notes of these matters or, if we do make notes, we file the yellow pad paper and forget it. Later when we want to recall the witness impression or review the significant points we have forgotten them because of the other depositions that we have covered since. I suggest a simple form that is filled out for every deposition. It should allow for notations on the witness as well as issues that come up and projects that ought to be done. Here is a basic form to get you started:


DEPOSITION REPORT

NAME______________________________________CASE___________________

WHERE_____________________________________DATE____________19_____

( ) Liability ( ) Damages ( ) Hired Expert ( ) Fact Expert ( ) Lay

QUALIFICATIONS:__________________________________________________

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Court REP.____________________________PHONE:_________________

PL’S ATTY:______DEF. ATTY:________________________________

OTHERS THERE:_____________________________________________

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DEPO ORDERED?________COPY REQUESTED?_________NOTES:_______

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TESTIMONY AREA: __________________________________________________

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DEPOSTION TAKEN BY ( ) PLAINTIFF ( )DEF. ________________________

( ) EXCELLENT ( )ABOVE AVERAGE ( ) AVERAGE ( ) BELOW ( ) POOR

EXPLAIN:___________________________________________________________

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BIAS FACTS:________________________________________________________

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THINGS PROMISED US:________________________________________________

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THINGS TO NOTE RE DEPO:____________________________________________

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PROJECTS TO BE DONE:_______________________________________________

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EXHIBITS MARKED:___________________________________________________

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KEY POINTS:________________________________________________________

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SUMMARY:___________________________________________________________

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