What Is "deposition Hearing"?

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According to the law firm Eason and Tambornini, the term "deposition hearing" refers to a court-approved session during which time counsel may ask people involved in a case questions that must be answered under oath. During a deposition, a court reporter records the questions and answers.

People being questioned during a deposition may be represented by an attorney, if preferred. In general, the contents of a deposition may be used by either party during a trial or a hearing, as detailed by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. Attorneys may object to the use of depositions during a hearing for a select number of reasons, including questions of competency.