No hard-and-fast rule about this. Whatever testimony your attorney wants to elicit can also be done via affidavit.
Generally the deposition is for the opposing side to ask you questions. There are various reasons your attorney may have asked you questions. It is a matter of style, pre-trial strategy, and trial strategy as well as settlement strategy in some cases. Sometimes it hits straight to the heart of what the other attorney is trying to ask and gets it done and over so the deposition can move on.
The opposing attorney will ask you questions and your answers will be recorded by an official court reporter. Your attorney will not ask questions unless to clarify a confusing answer.
Answers to questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship.
It depends on the case but at minimum your attorney should prepare you prior to the deposition.
There are many reasons why your attorney may want or not want to ask you questions. You should consult with an attorney to discuss this matter in more detail as some more information would be necessary in order to provide legal advice.
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