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Representing Your Personal Injury Client in Remote Depositions


Created on March 26, 2021





Virtual depositions have proliferated in the pandemic era, but the convenience factor means they are here to stay. In this program, attorney Justin Blitz will discuss issues related to taking and defending virtual depositions in personal injury cases. The course will discuss how to ask questions effectively through a screen, how to prepare your witness without being able to read their body language, and how to adapt the art of non-party depositions to a virtual setting. It will also discuss which documents to use as exhibits in depositions, and best practices for introducing exhibits in a video conference setting. Mr. Blitz will also address nuances such as when to object (or not object!) to a question your client is asked, and when it makes sense to not conduct a deposition. Attorneys will learn how to use virtual depositions to put their clients in the best position for settlement and success at trial.   

This program will benefit personal injury attorneys as well as other civil litigators who regularly conduct depositions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review remote deposition procedures 
  2. Identify the most important questions to ask, and what might change in a remote setting
  3. Prepare your witness for deposition remotely
  4. Properly review your file prior to deposition
  5. Seamlessly access your files during a remote proceeding
  6. Use exhibits effectively in virtual depositions

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