Thanks for your question and good evening.
Your lawyer here may set these and have them heard without you being present.It is also possible that the judge might allow you to participate by telephone.Your lawyer can discuss that with the judge and file a motion if you need to participate or testify.
Your lawyer certainly can work to limit your need to attend and you may be able to participate by telephone.That would allow you to have personal involvment while keeping the travel hassles down.
For example if the other side filed a motion to dismiss, and my lawyer contested and there was a hearing which ensued. Would my lawyer expect me to be there? Probably not I guess then, right?
Could a deposition happen over the telephone?
Not unless you are needed to testify to the facts here.Otherwise no you would n ot have to attend.
Here is sample motion for telephonic testimony.
You would not normally need to appear for such a motion and argument here.
Overall you discuss it with your lawyer and he should work to keep the travel down to the absolute necessity.
I see. Okay, I'll take a look at that Pdf file (its loading up slow). I believe you've answered my question. Thank you.
You are so welcome, good luck here with the case.
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