Rule 4:14 covers depositons in New Jersey. There is no time limit per se, but the deposition should be reasonble in length and the attorney must avoid irrelevent questions that are not calculated to lead to admissible evidence and also avoid repeating the same questions. So the answer is two days, depending on the type of case and the claims may not be unreasonable? I would leave it up to your attorney to judge? You can go to court and try and limit the time if you can show the judge it is exsessive?
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As to the first question, Mr. Buzunis is quite right of course. I'd add that it's not my practice to tender a subpoena or notice for deposition that sets the exact amount time required. Normally there will be language like "Beginning February 1, 2013 and continuing day to day thereafter." This is subject to the same limitations described by my colleague, of course.
As to the number of attorneys appearing for the plaintiff at a deposition, I have always taken the position that, as with trial, my adversary can bring 2nd chair counsel (or a phalanx of lawyers, for that matter), but I would not allow more than 1 attorney to actually question the deponent.
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Talk to your lawyer. The lawyer should be able to answer your questions. I dont know about NJ, but they just put a law into effect in Ca that limits most depos to 7 hrs. There are exceptions. In Ca, you can bring almost anyone to a depo. As long as they dont disrupt or interfere, not much you can do other than seek a protective order.
The other lawyers here have given you the straight dope on how the system works. I don't really understand your question but what I gleaned from it is that you don't think the person being deposed should have to sit for more than one day of deposition.
I usually represent plaintiffs and it is normal for the plaintiff to be called for more than one day of deposition. However, your lawyer does have the ability to work out with the other attorney the day you will show up for your deposition, and lawyers generally work these things out in a friendly fashion, although that is not always true. Also the deposition does not have to happen two days in a row. so if you have strong feelings or health issues that would affect how you would like for your deposition to be held, be sure to tell your lawyer and he or she can help to schedule the deposition in a way that is satisfactory to you.
If the deposition was noticed for one day, then that is the expection and the deponent planned accordingly for one day's testimony. It appears to be within the rights of the deponent to appear for one day and no more. If the notice was open ended, then the rules generally provide that the deposition continues until completed. If none of this achieves the result needed, call the Judge's law clerk, explain the situtation and ask if the Judge will intercede.