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Training Guide

Deposition Erratas


Training Guide

Deposition Erratas

Remote or in person

What’s Covered

  • Rules for an errata sheet
  • Format and procedure of an errata sheet
  • Process for drafting and finalizing an errata sheet

Before the Session

Prepare the Attendees

Send the attendees an invitation for the session. Include this link, which has the videos and exercise they’ll need to prepare.

Prepare Yourself

Watch the videos and read the exercise so you’re familiar with the Hotshot material.

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    Deposition Erratas

    Rules about correcting the transcript, the format and content of an errata sheet, and procedure for preparing an errata sheet and signing the deposition transcript.

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    Deposition Erratas


During the Session

Part 1: Knowledge Check

Ask attendees these questions to ensure they understand the topic:

  • Is there any way to correct errors in a deposition transcript?
  • Are you aware of any rules for correcting transcripts?
  • What kinds of errors in a transcript would you look to correct?
  • Can lawyers draft errata sheets?

Part 2: Group Exercise

Lead a group discussion based on the exercise. To encourage collaboration, divide the attendees into groups to discuss the exercise, then have a representative from each group summarize their views to the larger group. Call on people to share their thoughts and ask others to respond.

Tip for remote sessions: use your web conferencing system’s breakout room feature to divide people into groups.

Part 3: War Stories and Firm Specifics

Share your own experiences and guidance, including:

  • Anecdotes and war stories (e.g., about a near-disaster or a tough negotiation)
  • General practice tips (dos and don’ts)
  • Firm-specific guidance and practices

After the Session

To continue their learning, attendees can check out related courses in Hotshot’s Depositions topic.

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