Interviews and depositions are part of the discovery process in criminal and civil cases. They relate to the questioning of potential witnesses, both lay and expert, in anticipation of and preparation for motion hearings and trials. Interviews are less formal, as they do not involve a Court Reporter who swears the witness in prior to questioning. From my perspective, the keys to being successful are to be thoroughly prepared prior to beginning and to be flexible and fluid while questioning. Both interviews and depositions are essential to the proper investigation of a case and are a part of the case that I enjoy very much.