1. The portion of a deposition or trial transcript in which evidence is developed through a series of questions asked by the lawyer and answered by the witness. ¡ª Abbr. Q-and-A.
2. The method for developing evidence during a deposition or at trial, requiring the witness to answer the examining lawyer’s questions, without offering unsolicited information. [Cases: Witnesses 236, 247. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 406, 429.]
3. The method of instruction used in many law-school classes, in which the professor asks questions of one or more students and then follows up each answer with another question. ¡ª Also termed Socratic method. See SOCRATIC METHOD.
What is the legal equivalence of QUESTION-AND-ANSWER in Chinese?