Making corrections to depositions under Illinois and federal law
Young Lawyers Division
, December 2011
In Illinois the rule is fairly clear that deponents cannot make changes to depositions unless there are errors in reporting or transcription. In federal court, there is no uniform position as to the deponent’s ability to make corrections to the deposition, and you will want to consult the relevant circuit’s law before advising your client as to what he or she will be able to correct.
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