|I was called on to do one of these here in Ohio a few years ago. It was basically like you said, I swore everyone in and then sat there (in case I was needed for something else) while someone else conducted the deposition. I don't remember doing anything at the conclusion but it has been a while.|
just a few weeks ago I was asked to sit in on a court case over the phone. They didn't call "my" witness until about half-way into it so I had to sit there for 2 1/2 hours until the called him and then I swore him in. Usually they swear everyone in at the beginning and then I can leave.
Other times I am just asked to identify the person by their drivers license and that's it. For these they will ask for my state Commission Number.