Clients can think of depositions as out-of-court interviews, or oral examinations of a party with knowledge of the case. Attorneys and a court reporter are present, statements are made under oath, and everything is recorded for reference in court. Depositions are conducted at a mutually agreed upon place and time, and can take anywhere between a few hours to a few days.

Yes, you will have to be deposed if requested. No, a judge will not relieve you from attendance because you feel the opposing attorney is rude or confrontational. Rest assured that you will have an attorney in your corner ensuring that the deposition is conducted professionally.