Research guides

Depositions

General

The following resources offer a broad, non-jurisdictional, focus on depositions.

For depositions in Pennsylvania courts, see the Pennsylvania page of this guide. For depositions in federal courts, see the Federal page of this guide.

Forms

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

American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Depositions and Discovery".

Deposition Strategy, Law and Forms Matthew Bender
Includes forms.

Depositions Knowles Publishing
Includes forms.

Depositions: Procedure, Strategy, and Technique West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Includes forms. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pattern Deposition Checklists West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Includes forms.

West's Legal Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
A search for deposition! will return relevant forms.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information related to depositions. Some resources may be available on the library's Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law computers. See below for more information.

American Jurisprudence 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Depositions and Discovery". Library also has previous edition: see all. Also of interest may be American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts and American Jurisprudence Trials (also available on the library's Westlaw computers).

American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Depositions and Discovery".

Corpus Juris Secundum West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Depositions". Library also has former title, Corpus Juris, in print.

Deposition Checklists and Strategies James Publishing
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers.

Deposition Objections James Publishing
Also available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers.

Deposition Strategy, Law and Forms Matthew Bender
Includes forms.

Depositions Knowles Publishing
Includes forms.

Depositions: Procedure, Strategy, and Technique West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Includes forms. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Mastering the Art of Depositions American Bar Association

Pattern Deposition Checklists West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
Includes forms.

West's Legal Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
A search for deposition! will return relevant forms.

PLI Publications

PLI Publications are designed around the Practising Law Institute's continuing legal education courses. When a researcher has difficulty finding an answer in the manuals or form books, it is a good idea to turn to a PLI publication for guidance.

Specialized Deposition Techniques
Includes forms. Formerly Advanced Deposition Techniques. Library has annual volumes: 2010-present.

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions
Library has annual volumes: 2014-present.

Pretrial Practice
See Chapter 6: Taking and Defending Depositions. Library has annual volumes: 2011-present.

Specialized Deposition Techniques
Includes forms.

Research Tip

Subject specific PLI publications may also include chapters on depositions. Search the Jenkins' catalog for deposition* and limit to the General Collection for additional resources.