Task:

M4.8.5 Respond to a Legal Request for a Deposition or Appearance in Court Trials and Formal Hearings

Function:

Duty:

4.0 General Technical

4.8 General

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 4.8.5

1985 Allen Corp Task # 4.0.5

Difficulty:

4

Criticality:

Y

Importance:

5

Time:

 

Frequency:

2

Job Aid:

N

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. 44709        Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 U.S.C. 46301        Civil Penalties

49 U.S.C. 46305        Actions to Recover Civil Penalties

Purpose:

Guidance on how to prepare to give a deposition and appear in court trials and formal hearings

Significant Interfaces:

Witnesses

NTSB Law Judge

Defense Lawyer

Certificate Holding District Office

Flight Standards District Office

Flight Standards Regional Division

Regional Legal Counsel

National Transportation Safety Board

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

Pertinent 14 CFR Parts

14 CFR Part 13,           Investigative and Enforcement Procedures

49 CFR Part 9,             Testimony of Employees of the Department and Production of Records in Legal Proceedings

49 CFR Part 845,         Rules of Practice in Transportation; Accident/Incident Hearings and Reports

Order 1380.51              Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3                Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8020.11              Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

NOTE:  Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

1           Respond to a request to make a deposition or court appearance

1.1      Coordinate with regional staff and regional legal counsel when called upon to give testimony
K:       Order 2150.3
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
1.2      Open PTRS record
K:       Order 1380.51

2           Prepare for deposition or court appearance

K:        14 CFR Part 13

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

2.1      Review background material in associated file or reports
K:       Order 2150.3
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
2.2      Prepare qualification statement
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5
2.3      Review line of questioning and overall case with regional counsel for pretrial preparation
K:       Order 2150.3
2.4      Obtain additional witnesses if required
K:       FAA Form 1360-33

3           Participate in formal proceedings

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

3.1      Maintain professional demeanor during formal proceedings
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 5

4           Appear for deposition or hearing

K:       Order 8020.11

K:       49 CFR Part 9

5           Document results of deposition or court appearance

5.1      File documentation in office file

6           Close PTRS record

K:       Order 1380.51