Research guides

Depositions

Federal

The following resources focus on depositions in federal courts.

For depositions in Pennsylvania courts, see the Pennsylvania page of this guide. For resources that offer a broader, non-jurisdictional, focus, see the General page of this guide.

Court Rules

Court rules often outline the procedures surrounding depositions. The following rules focus on disclosures and discovery in federal civil procedure. Please note that additional rules may also apply.

Fed. R. Civ. P. Title V: Disclosures and Discovery (Rules 26-37)

It may also be beneficial to look at the local federal district court rules.

For how to access the Federal Court Rules, including online, in print, and on the library's Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law computers, see the Federal Court Rules guide.

Forms

The following resources include sample forms related to federal depositions. The resources in the Member Databases and Onsite Print & Electronic sections of this page may also include forms.

Bender's Federal Practice Forms M.Bender
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 26-37.

Federal Procedural Forms, Lawyer's Edition West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 23: Discovery and Depositions.

Moore's Manual: Federal Practice Forms LexisNexis
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Chapter 15A: Depositions.

Nichols Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 33: Depositions.

West's Federal Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Depositions in the index to find relevant sections.

Member Databases

The following member databases include information related to depositions in federal courts. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library.

Bender's Federal Practice Forms
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 26-37 (found in vols. 6-8). Also available in print.

Moore's Manual: Federal Practice Forms
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Chapter 15A: Depositions (found in vol. 4). Also available in print.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information related to depositions in federal courts. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Bender's Federal Practice Forms M.Bender
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 26-37.

Federal Practice and Procedure West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers. Also referred to as Wright and Miller.
See "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure", Chapter 6: Depositions and Discovery. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Federal Procedural Forms, Lawyer's Edition West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 23: Discovery and Depositions.

Federal Procedure, Lawyer's Edition West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 26: Discovery and Depositions.

Handbook of Federal Civil Discovery and Disclosure West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.

Moore's Federal Practice LexisNexis
Also available on the library's Lexis computers.
See Civil, Chapters 26-37.

Moore's Manual: Federal Practice Forms LexisNexis
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Chapter 15A: Depositions.

Nichols Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 33: Depositions.

Sinclair on Federal Civil Practice Practicing Law Institute
See Chapter 10: Depositions. Library also has previous editions: see all.

West's Federal Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Depositions in the index to find relevant sections.