What is my lawyer’s role during the deposition?

Your lawyer’s role is to listen to the questions being asked and to stay vigilant in case there is something that’s asked that is inappropriate. You lawyer will to ask clarifying questions, to make sure to help you understand the questions being asked. Also, at the end, after the attorney who was taking your deposition, asks his or her questions, your lawyer has an opportunity to ask follow up questions. Usually, your attorney won’t ask many questions, because then the other side gets to ask questions about what your attorney asked, but sometimes things need to be clarified. As we mentioned earlier, when you forgot something and you said something incorrect, you want to correct it.