This extensive resource offers complete coverage of deposition practice and procedure, discussing proven strategies and techniques used by the most successful attorneys in the nation. The entire deposition process is presented in chronological order, from pre-deposition planning to the use of transcript at the trial. Fully explains procedural requirements, with references to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and pertinent case law. Examines the preparation and use of depositions by both deposing and defending counsel. Extensive practice aids, including worksheets, outlines, checklists, and sample pleadings provide all the information and advice required to make a successful deposition.