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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Uses of Depositions

Uses of Depositions
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Deposition transcripts may be introduced at trial as evidence. Practice varies in the use of deposition testimony in lieu of the witness testifying at trial and depends on whether it is a criminal trial (see confrontation clause) or a civil matter.

The attorneys may also make stipulations regarding the use of deposition material. The opposing party's experts will certainly read deposition transcripts of the other expert witnesses in preparation for their deposition as well as for trial.

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