Urban Myths about deposition read & sign rules

This list of urban myths regarding deposition reading and signing comes from DRA (The Deposition Reporters Association).

Urban Myths

About Depo Read & Sign Rules

The witness must read the PAPER original transcript.
Nope, wrong. The Codes don't mention paper at all. Electronic versions are also certified transcripts.

Reporters love it when you relieve us of our duties.
Not true. I am licensed & must follow the laws...like you.

The reporter must file the original with the judge.
The noticing party holds the original for safekeeping.

The witness must sign before a notary.
Witness review, correcting and signing is all it takes in our California and Federal Courts.

The witness will have to go to my office to review.
The witness can review a reporter's online certified version or your certified copy. Yep, totally legal andtotally convenient.

Why stipulate to give opposing parties the original?You have other options! Just ask me what they are!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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