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Rule 200.4. Conducting the Deposition Upon Written Questions (Aug. 1998)


The deposition officer must: take the deposition on writ­ten questions at the time and place designated; record the testimony of the witness 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.

Aug. 4, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.


Prior Amendments Future Amendments
  Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999
  Technical Correction 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.