Digging for the facts at a tort deposition is more important than ever. Plaintiff’s counsel must try to maximize the value, reserve for a case, and prevent or defeat a possible summary judgment motion. At the same time, defense counsel is trying to minimize the value of a case, shake up the plaintiff, and eliminate claims, or even set the stage for dismissal.
It is no longer enough to ask basic and routine questions. It is necessary to dig deeper when questioning and, for counsel defending a torts deposition, to adequately prepare their client to answer deeper questions.
In this program, presented by experienced practitioner Kenneth Landau, you will learn probing questions and examine how to dig deeper after the usual answers. This program will give you the keys to doing so, so you are in a position to unlock information important to your case. Discussion topics will include common tort scenarios such as the tort scene investigation, distracted while driving, pre-existing conditions, and post-accident consequences.
Kenneth J. Landau is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science (1973), Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) (1977) and Buffalo Law School (1980), and has been with Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs, LLP since 1982. A member of the Nassau County and New York State Bar Associations, he has served as past dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, overseeing continuing legal education programs for lawyers associated with the Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar association in the country. He has also moderated, chaired, and lectured at various programs on professional ethics, negligence law, and law office management, and is a two-time recipient of the President's Award for outstanding contributions to the Bar Association. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer to community and professional organizations on such topics as "Anatomy of A Lawsuit," "Choosing and Using A Lawyer," "Protecting Yourself If You Have An Accident," and "Give Yourself An Insurance Checkup." Mr. Landau is also a past president of the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Mr. Landau is also a frequent contributor and author of a series of articles entitled "Negligence Corner" in The Nassau Lawyer, and is the host of a weekly radio show called "Law You Should Know" (WHPC 90.3 FM), broadcast every Monday at 4:00 pm, Tuesday at 1:00 pm, and Sunday at 7:00 am at www.ncc.edu/whpc.
Mr. Landau is AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsSM, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. In addition, Mr. Landau has been named and recognized among "Long Island's Top Legal Eagles" (Personal Injury Law) by Long Island Pulse Magazine.