Rule 30. Depositions upon oral questions.
(b)(1) The party deposing a witness shall give reasonablenotice in writing to every other party. The notice shall state the date, timeand place for the deposition and the name and address of each witness. If thename of a witness is not known, the notice shall describe the witnesssufficiently to identify the person or state the class or group to which theperson belongs. The notice shall designate any documents and tangible things tobe produced by a witness. The notice shall designate the officer who willconduct the deposition.
(b)(2) The notice shall designate the method by which thedeposition will be recorded. With prior notice to the officer, witness andother parties, any party may designate a recording method in addition to themethod designated in the notice. Depositions may be recorded by sound,sound-and-visual, or stenographic means, and the party designating therecording method shall bear the cost of the recording. The appearance ordemeanor of witnesses or attorneys shall not be distorted through recordingtechniques.
(b)(3) A deposition shall be conducted before an officerappointed or designated under Rule
(b)(4) The notice to a party witness may be accompanied by arequest under Rule
(b)(5) A deposition may be taken by remote electronic means.A deposition taken by remote electronic means is considered to be taken at theplace where the witness is located.
(b)(6) A party may name as the witness a corporation, apartnership, an association, or a governmental agency, describe with reasonableparticularity the matters on which questioning is requested, and direct theorganization to designate one or more officers, directors, managing agents, orother persons to testify on its behalf. The organization shall state, for eachperson designated, the matters on which the person will testify. A subpoenashall advise a nonparty organization of its duty to make such a designation.The person so designated shall testify as to matters known or reasonablyavailable to the organization.
(c)(1) Questioning of witnesses may proceed as permitted atthe trial under the Utah Rules of Evidence, except Rules
(c)(2) All objections shall be recorded, but the questioningshall proceed, and the testimony taken subject to the objections. Any objectionshall be stated concisely and in a non-argumentative and non-suggestive manner.A person may instruct a witness not to answer only to preserve a privilege, toenforce a limitation on evidence directed by the court, or to present a motionfor a protective order under Rule
(f)(1) The officer shall record the deposition or directanother person present to record the deposition. The officer shall sign acertificate, to accompany the record, that the witness was under oath oraffirmation and that the record is a true record of the deposition. The officershall keep a copy of the record. The officer shall securely seal the recordendorsed with the title of the action and marked "Deposition of (name). Donot open." and shall promptly send the sealed record to the attorney orthe party who designated the recording method. An attorney or party receivingthe record shall store it under conditions that will protect it against loss,destruction, tampering, or deterioration.
(f)(2) Every party may inspect and copy documents and thingsproduced for inspection and must have a fair opportunity to compare copies andoriginals. Upon the request of a party, documents and things produced forinspection shall be marked for identification and added to the record. If thewitness wants to retain the originals, that person shall offer the originals tobe copied, marked for identification and added to the record.
(f)(3) Upon payment of reasonable charges, the officer shallfurnish a copy of the record to any party or to the witness.