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How Cases Are Won and Lost at Depositions - Top Tips for the Successful Practitioner

1h 15m

Created on December 17, 2017



Depositions are the foundation and building blocks of any successful lawsuit. The ramifications of poor testimony given by a witness can have fatal consequences both for a Plaintiff or Defendant, while a well-prepared attack of a witness at deposition can solidify testimony that will lead to a winning result. As such, depositions can often be the single most important part of any lawsuit.

This program, presented by Matthew Fein of the law firm of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., provides strategic tactics for pre-deposition preparation, defending your client, obtaining winning testimony when on the offense, and post-deposition follow-up. The course will also focus on important steps both pre- and post-deposition, and teach how to make any case more valuable or defensible.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Successfully prepare yourself and your file pre-deposition in order to question a witness effectively
  2. Obtain the skills to effectively defend your client at deposition
  3. Explore how to properly be on the offensive when questioning a witness and obtain winning answers to prove your prima facie lawsuit
  4. Identify the necessary post-deposition steps, so that the information you've obtained can be utilized properly at the conclusion of a lawsuit

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.

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