Title 9
Courts and Civil Procedure — Procedure Generally

Chapter 18

R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-18-6

§ 9-18-6. Oath of deponent — Reduction of deposition to writing.

Every person, before deposing, shall be sworn to testify the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and after giving the deposition shall subscribe his or her name thereto, if taken in longhand in the presence of the official before whom the deposition was taken. The deposition may be reduced to writing by the official or by any person, including the deponent, under his or her direction and in his or her presence, or may be reduced to writing stenographically either by the official or by some person in his or her presence and under his or her direction, sworn by the official to correctly take down in shorthand, the evidence as given; and in the latter case, a transcript thereof in longhand writing, typewriting, print, or other reproduction, sworn to by the person stenographically reporting the deposition and signed by the deponent, shall be received in evidence. The signature in the latter case shall be attested by the official taking the deposition or by some magistrate authorized to administer oaths whether in this state or elsewhere.

History of Section.
C.P.A. 1905, § 379; G.L. 1909, ch. 292, § 27; G.L. 1923, ch. 342, § 27; G.L. 1938, ch. 539, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 9-18-6.