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Effective Use of Depositions for a Personal Injury Trial

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Produced on March 13, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence

Course Description

Join attorney Justin Blitz to discuss issues related to taking and defending depositions in personal injury cases. In this program, Mr. Blitz will discuss how to ask questions effectively, how to prepare your witness for their deposition, and address the art of taking non-party depositions. He will also discuss which documents to use as exhibits in depositions, as well as offer tips and strategies for using said depositions to prove your prima facie case. Mr. Blitz will even address nuances such as when to object (or not object!) to a question your client is asked, when it makes sense to not conduct a deposition, and the advantages of video depositions.  

Understand how to put yourself - and your client - in the best position for settlement and success at trial with this pertinent program.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate deposition procedures
  2. Identify the proper questions to ask
  3. Prepare your witness for deposition
  4. Properly review of your file prior to deposition
  5. Use exhibits effectively at depositions

Credit Information

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Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP. He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained many substantial jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions. Mr. Blitz has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Blitz has over a decade of experience of successfully managing a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. 

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases. Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits. This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). He is a past chairman of NYSTLA’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition to NYSTLA, Mr. Blitz is a member of several other bar associations, including the American Association for Justice.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Blitz lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He has lectured on a variety of topics including courtroom technology, trial tips and techniques, and strategies for maximizing the value of personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Blitz's lectures have over 20,000 views from Attorneys who have taken his courses for continuing legal education credit. The reviews of his lectures have made him a renowned speaker across the State in regards to personal injury legal topics. 

Mr. Blitz has been selected to the “Super Lawyers” list of “Rising Stars” for the years 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2017 and 2018.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chronicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.


Steven S.

I hope to take additional CLE's with the presenter.

Kiran C.

Best CLE I've seen on the topic of depositions. Highly reccommend.

Vida B.

Fantastic course and hope that the speaker also offers trial preparation

Patricia M.

The best lawline cle I've listened to so far!

Lisa S.


Alastair D.

That was great. I hope he does more of these because he went over just the sort of nuts and bolts and personal experiences and tactics I was looking for.

Michael L.

A beginner lecture.

Gerard R.

Justin Blitz's CLEs are always excellent.

Karen R.

Phenomenal! One of the best presenters I've ever seen on Lawline. His passion, caring and commitment not just to his profession, but to his clients blew me away. That is perhaps the most important takeaway!

Mary F W.

Excellent speaker. Best parts: his knowledge, pacing, direct style of address, organization, thoroughness, tactics tips. This was suitable for beginners and an excellent review/additional perscpective for experienced litigators.

Elizabeth E.

Great speaker kept me interested useful practical

Michael W.

Awesome lecturer

Ilya R.

wonderful instructor!

steven w.

This guy is always pretty good.

Melissa B.

Excellent. I loved his very practical advice.

Edward P.

This speaker gave some really unique perceptions.

Adrienne P.

Very well done.

Elaine F.

He's the best!

Alex N.

Great video!!!! I learned a lot from this one.

Shena D.

Justin was amazing. Loved his approach to the material. He was extremely prepared, not from the lecture, but the subject matter and from first hand, do it first experience.

Marilyn T.

I found this presenter to be very engaging and held my attention for the entire hour quite easily. The information presented was useful and love CHIPS!

Paul H.

Excellent presentation.

Antoine M.

Animated and professional attorney-presenter, excellent moderator

Frank M.

Excellent presentation!

Alexander M.


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