At a legal deposition in San Jose, it’s your responsibility as the defense counsel to protect your witness. This may entail applying the rules of evidence and the rules of procedure, but other steps should be taken well in advance of the legal deposition. While you are arranging deposition services such as court reporting, you should set aside sufficient time to properly prepare your witness.
This video offers some words of wisdom on effectively defending legal depositions by preparing your witness properly. Ideally, your witness should have a thorough understanding of not only the types of questions that may be asked but the manner in which the witness should answer them as well. All answers should be kept as short and concise as possible. Your witness should understand that it is not advisable to volunteer any information.