A deposition is a question-and-answer session between the attorneys to a lawsuit and a witness. It is usually held in a lawyer’s office. Those present are:
1. the witness,
2. a court report to record your testimony,
3. lawyers for all parties to the lawsuit, and
4. the parties themselves or their representatives.
A judge does not attend the deposition and will not even review the deposition transcript unless called upon by one of the parties.
The procedure itself is straightforward.