Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Issues 1st List of Professionalism Dos and Don'ts
The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has released the first of a quarterly series of "Professionalism Dos and Don'ts." This issue covers best practices regarding depositions, including recommended guidelines for scheduling, conducting and attending depositions. Examples of Dos include reviewing local rules, setting a reasonable time limit for a deposition, and providing documents to a deponent when asked. Examples of Don'ts include making rude or degrading comments to a deponent or opposing counsel, taking a deposition to harass a witness, and providing answers for a witness to give.