Giving a deposition, which is a pre-trial testimony taken under oath, is much like giving testimony in court, except there is no judge present, according to FindLaw. The opposing lawyer will ask questions regarding the c... More » Government & Politics Law

A deposition is a way for attorneys to question witnesses in a civil lawsuit in a setting outside of the courtroom. The type of questions that are asked are dependent upon the type of case that is pending. More »

Occurring 299 to 251 million years ago, the Permian Era was a time of great change. The Earth was covered by massive areas of land and water. The landmass was punctuated by dry interior regions with great seasonal fluctu... More » History Prehistory

The purpose of a suppression hearing is to allow the judge to determine whether a given piece of evidence or testimony will be ruled admissible in court. This usually happens if a lawyer has cause to believe that police ... More »

A joint petition for divorce is a court document that details agreements spouses have reached without the need for a judge to determine or settle, according to FindLaw. The joint divorce petition requests a dissolution o... More » Government & Politics Law

A legal affidavit is a printed or written statement prepared and signed by a witness or party before a court of law or some other authority that possesses the power to witness an oath. An affidavit has specific features ... More »

Failure to appear at a deposition may result in a court order to testify, states LegalMatch. A deposition is testimony given outside the courtroom, and a deposition subpoena is issued to a non-party to testify and/or pro... More »