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  • Wear neat, clean, conservative clothes.
  • Refresh your memory by going through all your records and become familiar with all relevant dates and times.
  • Answer all questions audibly and distinctly.
  • Do not guess if you do not know the answer to a question. State that you do not know.
  • If you do ont understand the question, ask the attorney to repeat or clarify.
  • Always tell the truth. There are criminal penalites for perjury.
  • Do not volunteer information. Answer only the questions asked.
  • Do not try to figure out why an attorney is asking you a certain question. He is probably fishing, and you may guess wrong.
  • Do not lose your temper. You may be doing exactly what the attorney wants you to do.
  • If you are asked if you have spoken to this attorney prior to this deposition, tell the truth.
  • Do not be sarcastic or hostile toward the attorney.
  • Be courteous to everyone involved in the deposition. Say "yes,sir" and "no,sir".
  • Do not estimate anything unless you clearly state first that you are estimating.
  • If you do not remember the answer to a question, state that you do not recall.
  • Do not anticipate a question. Let the attorney finish the question completely before you answer it.
  • If you know that the attorney has asked you a question incorrectly, do not try to correct him. Merely answer the question he has asked.
  • Do not agree with attorney just to be nice or agreeable.
  • Do not look to your attorney for help when answering a question.

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  -- David A. - Dallas, TX

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