Civil Depositions in Southington, Connecticut

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In Southington, Connecticut, a civil deposition is a part of the discovery procedure in civil litigation.

Discovery, in Southington, Connecticut is a very essential step in the civil litigation process. It is when all of the relevant evidence is gathered by both sides, and, generally, each side must disclose that evidence to the other.

One way to obtain this information in Southington, Connecticut is to simply sit down with someone involved in the dispute, or with knowledge of some of the issues, and ask them questions. This can be done through a civil deposition, which is basically a Q&A session between a lawyer, and the person being deposed. A lawyer for the other side will also be present. The person being deposed is answering their questions under oath, just as if they were testifying in court. Because of this, it's important to get their statements on the record. For that purpose, a court reporter or videographer will be present.

Conducting A Civil Deposition in Southington, Connecticut

Depositions in Southington, Connecticut are meant to get verbal testimony on the record and into evidence, when there is concern that the individual being deposed might be unable to show up and testify at trial, or their testimony will take far too long for them to testify at trial.

Civil Depositions in Southington, Connecticut, can take a very long time to be completed, usually lasting several days, and occasionally going on for weeks. So, people who are called to give depositions in Southington, Connecticut should be ready for some significant inconvenience.

To help deal with this fact, Southington, Connecticut permits witnesses who are being deposed to be compensated for their time. They can be reimbursed for lodging, travel expenses, and given a small amount of money for their time. Remember, however, that this money is most definitely NOT conditioned on the witness giving testimony that's favorable to one side, and omitting information that's unfavorable. This would be bribery, and it is highly illegal.

Remember, when you give a deposition in Southington, Connecticut, you're under oath. This means that you are under an absolute requirement to tell the truth. If you deliberately lie while under oath, you are committing perjury. Perjury is a serious crime, and can be punished by fines and imprisonment.

How Can A Southington, Connecticut Lawyer Help?

If you are the plaintiff or defendant in a lawsuit, you almost definitely already have a Southington, Connecticut lawyer. If either party to the lawsuit calls you for a deposition, your lawyer will have plenty of advice for you. You should, of course, follow that advice to the letter.

If you are not directly involved in the lawsuit, you might still have to appear at a deposition, if you have information that's relevant to the case in Southington, Connecticut. You likely don't need to hire a lawyer in that case, but it might be a good idea to at least get a consultation from one.

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Life in Southington

Located just twenty miles from Hartford, Southington, Connecticut is one charming town. Southington is home to close to 40,000 residents. Southington is located on 36.6 square miles and has been nicknamed the "Apple Valley" for the many apple orchards that are located within the city limits. Not surprisingly, Southington hosts an apple festival every year.

Located in Hartford County, Southington has the honor of being recognized as having the best quality of life in the county. The beautiful Quinnipiac River runes along the town, and there are also many beautiful parks throughout the city.

Southington is also home to the world's most popular television station -- ESPN, and many of the station's sports reporters living within the Southington city limits. Southington is also home to great lawyers. Southington lawyers are versed in a range of legal practices to assist their clients with any legal matter than may come his or her way. Southington attorneys are second to none!

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