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The Litigation Manual: Depositions

The Litigation Manual: Depositions
Product Code: 5310359
Editors: Priscilla Anne Schwab, Lawrence J. Vilardo
Publication Date: August 2006
ISBN: 978-1-59031-678-8
Page Count: 375
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Section of Litigation
Topics: Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Trial Advocacy
Format: Book - 5310359
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About the Book

An ABA best-seller, The Litigation Manual has been valued as much for its refreshing style as its practical, how-to approach. This addition to The Litigation Manual library focuses on depositions. The book includes the most useful articles on depositions from Litigation journal, taking you through the steps of an effective deposition. It covers the preparation before the deposition; what happens at the table; techniques and strategies; and special cases you may encounter. Specific topics include:
  • Documents and depositions

  • Multi-level depositions

  • Preparing a witness for depositions

  • Why most depositions preparation fails

  • 130 rules for every deponent

  • Conducting the oral deposition

  • Taking depositions that stick

  • Using and utilizing depositions

  • Effective use of depositions at trial

  • Strategies in expert depositions
The book provides concrete, time-proven techniques and innovative ideas from many of the country's preeminent litigators. And it contains some of the best legal writing available--clear, informal and never dull. Read it and you will learn how to deal more effectively with the situations you face over and over again in preparing for and conducting a deposition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preparation

1. Documents and Depositions: The Basics
2. Reconstructing Reality: Preparing the Deponent to Testify
3. Preparing a Witness for Deposition
4. Talking Green-Showing Red: Why Most Deposition Preparation Fails
5. 130 Rules for Every Deponent


Chapter 2 At the Table

6. Taking Depositions
7. Medium vs. Tedium: Video Depositions Come of Age
8. Conducting the Oral Deposition
9. The Four-Hour Deposition
10. Multi-level Depositions
11. Depositions Under the New Federal Rules
12. Taking Depositions That Stick
13. Taking Chances at Depositions


Chapter 3 Strategies

14. Deposition Traps and Tactics
15. Preparing for Rule 612
16. Using and Utilizing Depositions
17. Deposition Essentials: New Basics for Old Masters
18. Effective Use of Depositions at Trial
19. Showing Your Hand: A Counter-Intuitive Strategy


Chapter 4 Special Cases

20. Preparing a Witness to Testify in a Commercial Case
21. Strategies in Expert Depositions
22. Playing Hardball in Expert Witness Depositions
23. Your Client's Employee is Being Deposed: Are You Prepared?
24. Deposing Corporations and Other Fictive Persons