Question: Why do we need a radical new way to prepare our clients to testify?
Answer: The plaintiffs’ bar has radically changed the way that they approach using deposition testimony.
1. Most depositions are now videotaped.
2. Most cases never go to trial, so they are settled based on the deposition testimony.
3. Plaintiffs’ attorneys now have a clever strategic approach to their deposition questions. They rely on the defense to give short, one-word answers such as “yes” and “no.”
4. Plaintiffs’ attorneys now control the deposition and get responses that they need by design.