Depositions are where the lawyers get to ask the various witnesses and parties what they know. Depositions are used for many different things, but the important thing about depositions today is that they let the lawyers “lock down” what the witnesses are going to say. To do that you need a certified Court Reporter to transcribe every bark, bite, burp and statement by the attorneys, the witnesses and everyone else. You will have to pay for the Court Reporter. Those bills go to the lawyer and s/he will pay them and pass the costs on to you. So, since there are 2 lawyers, can they split the cost of the deposition? No, they should not. The lawyer hosting the deposition pays. The lawyer defending the deposition buys a copy. Nonsense about splitting the costs is just that—nonsense.
Court Reporters and Depositions
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