Typically, a deposition witness is under no obligation to purchase a transcript. If he or she is not a party to the case, the witness ususally does not have any interest in the accuracy of the transcription. (If the witness might be involved in another situation, whether litigation or something else, such as some sort of disciplinary matter, he or she might care about the accuracy since it might still be used agains the witness in the collateral matter.) Therefore, the party who called the witness will usually provide a place for the witness to review the transcript. Sometimes this is at the stenographer's office.
As noted above, even if the witness is not a party, his or her testimony maight have an impact on him/her in some other context. Therefore, one should alsways consider whether he/she should retain separate counsel to represent him/her at the deposition.
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You can review it at lawyer's office.
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They can't require you to sign and review for inaccuracies unless they show it to you. You can always insist that they provide you with a copy for your review. Especially for a long deposition, it's reasonable to be able to read the transcript at your convenience, and not in an attorney's office.
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You should contact the court reporter's office. You should be given an opportunity to review and sign off on the transcript. This shouldn't cost you anything. I strongly recommend that folks being deposed review their testimony with an attorney and have representation during the event.
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