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we are attending a deposition without a lawyer...can we record

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we are attending a deposition without a lawyer...can we record or do we need official permission?
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Good afternoon. At the deposition, there will be a court reporter. The reporter records/documents the deposition and then transcribes it to a document, which you can obtain a copy of. This is how there is a record of what was said and how the parties can recollect what is being stated, down the road and if needed, at trial.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, but the records are $1000. per and there will be 6. We can not afford....that's why we are pro se (for now)

A copy of the transcript should not cost that much. The party who set the deposition and hired the reporter, who will need to get the original, may have to pay that but your copy should be less. Of course, if there are extensive records and lengthy depositions, it may cost that much but if you just want a copy of your deposition, it should be less. You can not just bring in a recorder to record it yourself and there would be no legal effect to it either.
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