March 26, 2014
Recently, several clips from 20 year old pop-star Justin Bieber's video deposition made their way around the Internet. To say the least, he did not help his public image or his case. While it's easy to dismiss his behavior as immature, poor conduct during a deposition by any key witness, whether CEO, expert or simply a witness to events, often undermines otherwise winnable cases or destroys the credibility or reputation of the deponent. To be effective, a witness in a deposition, no matter how experienced, must exercise humility, act professionally, rely on thorough preparation and avoid the temptation to tell the deposing lawyer "everything" they think the opposing counsel needs to know.

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