As the COVID pandemic has forced attorneys and court systems nationwide to begin operating remotely for the first time, some of the major questions attorneys are asking are "How can I effectively conduct depositions using video conferencing?" and "Why didn't we start doing this sooner?" This program, taught by Cory H. Morris, a civil rights and criminal defense attorney, will help attorneys adapt their deposition techniques to a videoconferencing setup. The course will discuss the ethical issues raised by video depositions, best practices in noticing video depositions and abiding by your local court rules, preparing your witness, taking breaks, interacting with opposing counsel, introducing exhibits, and avoiding cybersecurity pitfalls. The course will also cover precautions you should take if you are the "host" of the video deposition.
Cory Morris is admitted to practice in New York State, the Florida State Bar, the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Morris is an advocate for equality, civil rights and social justice. In recognition of this, Mr. Morris became the recipient of an Equality Award at the Suffolk County New York Civil Liberties Union 50th Anniversary Gala and the New York State Bar Empire Justice Award for Pro Bono work. He is focused on working with people who are charged with a crime, substance abuse issues and helping people vindicate their constitutional rights.
Cory Morris currently maintains a practice in Suffolk County, New York. He is the current Secretary of the Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law, is the co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Newly Admitted Attorneys Section and regularly publishes articles in the Suffolk Lawyer as well as other journals and newsletters. Mr. Morris is part of the Assigned Counsel Defender Plan of Suffolk County and serves as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, teaching courses such as Negotiations, Business Law and Psychology and the Law.
Mr. Morris attended college on Long Island, starting at Nassau Community College, obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Adelphi University and his Master’s Degree from Adelphi’s Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. While pursuing his graduate degree, his concentration was on forensic psychology, substance abuse, and impulsive disorders. He obtained an assistantship with Dr. Larry Josephs, was published in the Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories and contributed to Adelphi’s scholarship, working with a doctoral student and post-doctoral professor in developing his thesis entitled “Impulsivity in the form of Suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder.” Mr. Morris graduated Touro College at the top of his class, was a Dean’s List recipient and received both the David A. Berg Public Interest Fellowship and the Howard Glickstein Public Interest Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Brian Lord Memorial Award for his demonstrated commitment to public interest.
Mr. Morris regularly does pro bono work and volunteers with the New York Civil Liberties Union, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and other non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the community. He also serves as a Advisory Board Member for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, one of the largest providers of free civil legal assistance in New York.
I love conducting video EBTs. I hope that after Covid-19 we continue to do Zoom video EBTs. Zoom is the best. WebEx is horrible. I know of so many people that had issues with WebEx.
He was great and "on the computer" experienced. He debunks the idea that remote depositions are hard
Good course. Certainly relevant today.
Very timely information.
I will be conducting video depositions in the near future, and this was great practical advice and direction.
Very relevant to my practice. Good speaker and content!
I like his presentation style- direct, knowledgable, interesting, without any ego or admonitions. One of the best I have watched on Lawliine .
Have never used these methods (and would rather not), so the course was extremely informative and reassuring. Also a good warning.