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Tips for Successfully Handling Any Deposition

1h 15m

Created on February 25, 2017





The deposition is easily the cornerstone of discovery; the one tool in the attorney's toolbox that will likely elicit the most information for either prosecuting or defending your case. Yet, most attorneys do not know how to effectively handle a deposition.

What is the purpose of a deposition? What is the starting point of preparation for handling a deposition? What should be the attorney's end-game? Where do most attorneys get tripped up?

This course, presented by attorneys Robert Permutt and Mirna Santiago, answers these questions and many more in a fun, practical and easy-to-follow guide for handling any deposition, whether you are a new attorney or an experienced attorney newly venturing into litigation.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the purpose and scope of a deposition
  2. Learn how to prepare yourself for a deposition
  3. Obtain practical guidance on how to appropriately and ethically prepare your witness
  4. Explore tips on how to ethically use social media as a means of investigating an adverse witness prior to his/her deposition
  5. Examine dos and Don'ts demonstrated through real life deposition testimony

  6. Review guidance on how to handle deposition exhibits

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

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