6.02 | EXAMINATIONS
Just as the objecting attorney is required to behave in a professional manner, the examining attorney has the same professional responsibility to treat opposing counsel and the witness or party being examined with respect and courtesy.
Overly aggressive, hostile and harassing examinations intending to intimidate a witness or party would not be permitted in the presence of a judicial officer and are likewise not permitted at deposition. Intentionally misleading a witness or party is similarly unprofessional and not permitted.
Rule 1.310(d) provides that a “motion to terminate or limit examination” may be made upon a showing that the examination is being conducted in bad faith or in such manner as unreasonably to annoy, embarrass or oppress the deponent or party.
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