On May 9, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter regarding deposition behavior. See Administrative Order 22-08 (AO 22-08).
Administrative order 22-08 applies to all civil and family division actions filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court for which discovery disputes are heard by a discovery commissioner or discovery hearing master. The 23-page PDF, includes instructions on several aspects of deposition behavior:
- Examination of the witness by counsel
- Witness conduct during depositions
- Lodging objections
- Rule 30(B)(6) depositions
- Seeking court intervention
Notably, the court order emphasizes professionalism for members of the bar:
“All counsel intending to participate in depositions, and witnesses expecting to testify at trial, must comply with this Order. Counsel must behave professionally at all times during depositions; they must treat parties, other counsel, court reporters, videographers, interpreters, and other involved in any aspect of the deposition with civility and respect.2”
For more information, read the 23-page order. It’s available to download below and from the court’s website at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/general/court-rules-and-administrative-orders/.