Contrary to what many people may think, there is more than one way to summarize your legal testimony. Yes, your deposition summary can be made in several different ways. If this is something that you need for your case then you may be interested to know how this document is put together and how it will affect your case depending on the option you have made.
Join along with us as we show you how a deposition summary example is made and the alternative ways in which it can be done.
Deposition Summary Method 1
This is what is often offered to as the page/line summary and is probably the most common of the three options. This type of summary boils down the testimony into a shorter section that overviews what was said and references the page and line it is on so that the lawyer can easily reference statements from previous transcripts.
Usually, there should never be more than 1 page of summary for every 5 pages of testimony meaning that 50 pages of transcripts can easily be referenced in 10 pages or less that the lawyer can easily flip through to find what he’s looking for.
Deposition Summary Method 2
The page summary is usually the quickest form of summarizing a deposition. This form of summarizing is useful when the person using wants to reference a section of content in its entirety. Instead of breaking down every line, this summary references conversations per their page where you can read the statements with more context.
As a result, the summary is shorter and less detailed since there is less information that you need to include. This may be a preferable option for large cases where the documentation has become too much to summarize within a few pages.
Deposition Summary Method 3
An issue summary works very differently to the other options and can be the most helpful when the case becomes very fact-specific. Instead of highlighting every conversation and statement, this type of document focuses your attention on the key point and issues that can make or break your case.
We hope that this article has helped you understand the main differences between deposition summaries, how they are made, and what they are used for. May this information also help you to get the right deposition summary for your needs and for your case.