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Rule 200.4. Conducting the Deposition Upon Written Questions (1999)


The deposition officer must: take the deposition on written questions at the time and place designated; record the testimony of the witness under oath in response to the questions; and prepare, certify, and deliver the deposition transcript in accordance with Rule 203. The deposition officer has authority when necessary to summon and swear an interpreter to facilitate the taking of the deposition.

Technical Correction by order of Dec. 31, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

Notes and Comments

Comments to 1999 change:

1. The procedures for asserting objections during oral depositions under Rule 199 .5( e) do not apply to depositions on written questions.

2. Section 20.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code provides that a deposition on written questions of a witness who is alleged to reside or to be in this state may be taken by a clerk of a district court, a judge or clerk of a county court, or a notary public of this state.


Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Aug. 4, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999  
Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999