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How do I schedule a deposition?

The party that wants a deposition will usually send out a deposition demand that includes a time and place for the deposition to occur, or it might say that the time will be decided later. If the time is to be decided later, then the attorneys in the case or the parties, if there are no attorneys, will decide on a time that works for everyone involved. The person who asks for the deposition also has to hire a transcriptionist to produce a written transcript of the deposition.

It is possible to object to the other party taking depositions. Some of the reasons that a party might object to a deposition demand are that not enough notice is given or the witness has no relevant information.