It’s Still Coaching if You Are Passing Notes Back and Forth


From Bitter Lawyer:

The deposition transcript shows that a half hour into the deposition, defense counsel asked Ryan’s client, the plaintiff, about an interrogatory answer. After the plaintiff struggled for more than one minute to answer defense counsel’s question, the following exchange between the attorneys took place:

[Defense counsel]: I would like the record to reflect Mr. Ryan is writing notes to his client while she is answering a question. If he wishes to prove that’s not true rather than going on a rampage, he can turn back over the notepad that he just turned over, and he can show us all what he wrote on it. But I will, again, be bringing up to the court that he was writing on a notepad. And when I looked at him, he turned it over.

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