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Research Article  |   October 1997
Giving a Deposition: Some Helpful Tips for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner
Author Affiliations
  • Beth A. Ekelman Ranke, JD, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Fenn Tower 609, Euclid Avenue at East 24th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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Research Article   |   October 1997
Giving a Deposition: Some Helpful Tips for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1997, Vol. 51, 754-758. doi:10.5014/ajot.51.9.754
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1997, Vol. 51, 754-758. doi:10.5014/ajot.51.9.754
Abstract

Occupational therapy practitioners frequently are asked to testify at depositions. Some may be intimidated by the legal process and not know what to do when subpoenaed to appear at a deposition. This article describes the deposition process, explains how one should prepare for a deposition, and provides helpful suggestions on how to tackle the deposition itself. This information can make the experience less threatening to those professionals asked to testify.