Attorneys: A History of Helpfulness

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Attorneys: A History of Helpfulness

Attorneys in our day are often called bottom feeders, ambulance chasers or worse. I am an attorney in private practice, and it is my mission to show you that the law is a calling filled with noble and enthusiastic people who are doing the job to help others. The law can be incredibly confusion, and it seems to change drastically day by day. Attorneys are there to help clients navigate the murky waters of legal issues and find the most appropriate solution to problems they face. So don't think of a lawyer as the bad guys. Lawyers help people, and this blog will teach you how.

Always Be Sure To Read Your Deposition

When you provide a deposition for a divorce and custody case that you are involved in, after the deposition is over, you will be given a chance to review the transcript and verify the accuracy of the information before giving the transcript your final approval. Here are the top two motivations behind why you should add in time to review the transcript after giving your deposition and before signing off on it.

#1 Spot Court Transcription Errors

Even the very best court reporter sometimes makes spelling mistakes or hears something incorrectly. Common errors including writing down a name or number wrong. Make sure that you take the time to read over the transcript carefully to spot any of these types of little errors that could play a big role if your case were to go to court. If you don't correct the transcript, the incorrect name or number recorded could negatively affect your case.

#2 Verify The Truth & Accuracy Of Your Statements

You are required to tell the truth during your deposition. After your deposition, you are given an opportunity to read the transcript before signing off on its authenticity as an accurate account of the truth. When you read the transcript, this is your last chance to verify that everything that you said was the truth. It is your last chance to fix anything that you may have mixed up and been confused about when hearing a question. For example, perhaps you said the wrong date when you were asked about a certain event or perhaps you gave someone's first name, but couldn't recall their last name during the deposition, but remember it now.

Any errors you find can be corrected on the errata sheet that is included with the deposition. It is vital that your testimony is correct; if the defense later finds errors in your deposition, it could get thrown out and your entire case could experience negative effects due to errors that could have been avoided by reading the transcript.

You should always take the time to read over any deposition that you are required to give, as you take an oath to tell the truth, just like when you testify in court. You don't want to harm your case because you failed to read over your deposition transcript accurately, so take the time to review all the information before you sign your final approval on the transcript. For more information, check out sites like