Civil Depositions in Medford, Oregon

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Depositions are part of the discovery process in Medford, Oregon civil litigation.

In Medford, Oregon, "discovery" is a process that occurs before a civil trial, during which both sides are required to disclose relevant evidence to the other.

In Medford, Oregon, one way to acquire this information is to find the people involved in the dispute (whether they're witnesses or parties), and ask them questions about the issues you believe them to have knowledge of. A civil deposition is typically a pretty simple process: the person being deposed is sworn in (they are under oath, just as if they were in a courtroom). Because the whole point of a deposition is to get testimony on the record, a stenographer or video technician will also be present, recording the whole deposition. The lawyer then asks questions of the witness, and the lawyers for the other side are able to object to specific lines of questioning, if they wish.

Conducting A Civil Deposition in Medford, Oregon

Depositions are typically conducted in Medford, Oregon if a person's testimony will take several days, or more, to deliver. By doing this before a trial, the jury can be presented just with the testimony that turns out to be relevant, saving everybody a good deal of time. It is also useful if there is any reason to suspect that the witness will be unable to show up in court.

It should not be any surprise, then, that civil depositions in Medford, Oregon can go on for a very long time. If you are called to appear in a deposition in Medford, Oregon, this can be a huge headache.

To mitigate this, the law of Medford, Oregon typically entitles people being deposed to reimbursement. They can be compensated for travel expenses, lodging, and a can be given a small amount of money simply for their time. However, this is meant to be reimbursement for the time and expense incurred in attending a deposition, and it is most definitely not payment for the witness to give testimony that's advantageous to one side or the other.

Remember, when you give a deposition in Medford, Oregon, you're under oath. This means that you are under an absolute obligation 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 Medford, Oregon Lawyer Help?

If you are directly engaged in a lawsuit in Medford, Oregon, and have to appear at a deposition, you should already be represented by a lawyer. It goes without saying that you should do whatever they advise you to do during the deposition.

If you are not a party to the case, but are subpoenaed to testify in a deposition, you should at least consult with a Medford, Oregon attorney, who can advise you on how to proceed.

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Life in Medford

Medford is located in Jackson County, Oregon. It has a population of around 75,000 people. The city was named by its civil engineer, David Loring, after his own home town.

Some popular attractions include Alba Park, Bear Creek Corporation, Harry David, Claire Hanley Arboretum, Vogel Plaza, Roxy Ann Peak and Prescott Park.

Top employers include Rogue Valley Medical Center, Providence Medford Medical Center, Harry and David Operations Corp, Benchmark Maps, Falcon Northwest, Pacific International Enterprises, and Lithia Motors. Medford is also home to many attorneys, who practice in various areas of law. Thus, the legal force in Medford is capable to handle any and every legal need.

All in all, Medford is a wonderful place to live and visit!

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