(a) Questions About an Asserted Privilege
An attorney may question a deponent who refuses to answer a question on the basis of privilege about information related to the appropriateness of the privilege, including whether:
(1) the privilege applies under the circumstances;
(2) the privilege has been waived; and
(3) circumstances exist to overcome a claim of qualified privilege.
(b) Private Conference Regarding a Pending Question
A deponent's attorney may not initiate a private conference with the deponent during the deposition about a pending question except to determine whether to assert a claim of privilege.
(c) Raising Objections with the Court
A party may recess a deposition to submit an objection by phone to a judicial officer if the objection:
(1) could cause the deposition to be terminated; and
(2 ) can be resolved without submitting written materials to the Court.
(d) Scheduling Depositions
Attorneys will make a good faith effort to schedule depositions in a manner that avoids scheduling conflicts. Unless agreed by counsel or otherwise ordered by the Court, no deposition will be scheduled on less than fourteen (14) days’ notice.