A deposition is a statement given under oath that is documented for later use in a courtroom. The collected information is provided to both litigants as they prepare for a trial, so it is imperative that this information is accurate.
Depositions usually occur shortly after incidents so details can be reported while they are still top of mind. Because many trials occur months or years after the happening, depositions can document critical comments that can be used in a trial.
Our court reporters record proceedings using a stenotype machine. We preside over the oath or affirmation to the parties, just as we would in a courtroom. We provide a verbatim record of everything that is said in the deposition within minutes of conclusion.