• 18 minutes

Depositions: Applicable Rules of Civil Procedure


Review the rules of the road ... civil rules applicable to depositions.

Generally, depositions are governed by Rule 30 and state court rules are modeled after this rule. Before handling a deposition it is important to check for any local rules relevant to depositions as well to avoid any embarrassment down the road in front of an incredibly full docket and busy judge. This video discusses notice and limitations and reviews tips on taking the deposition and how to handle objections at the time of the examination and whether you may move to terminate or limit the deposition.

Runtime: 17 minutes



J.D. Smith

J.D. Smith

Law Office of J.D. Smith PLLC

  • Veteran personal injury attorney at Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC
  • Prior claims adjuster, underwriter and defense attorney
  • 60 civil jury trials to verdict; more than 100 arbitrations and more than 1,000 depositions
  • Former member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates; former president of the Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; advocate member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Professionalism Award, Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ)
  • Instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • J.D. degree, Texas A&M School of Law, undergraduate degree, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Can be contacted at 206-588-8530 or [email protected]

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