Essentials of Taking and Defending a Deposition
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Over 98% of all civil cases filed in Federal court are resolved short of trial. When a litigator questions a witness today, it is far more likely to be in a law office at a deposition rather than in a courtroom at trial. For that reason, depositions are a crucial event in each and every case.
This webinar will provide effective techniques in answer to the following fundamental questions:
- How to gather information
- How to gain admissions
- How to seek evidence for impeachment
- How to use documents
- How to decide whether to object
- How to state an objection
- When to instruct not to answer
- How to react to an objection as the taker
- What are the limitations on defenders
Stuart W. Gold, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
Henry L. Hecht, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), Co-Founder, The Hecht Training Group, Berkeley, CA, Author, Effective Depositions 2nd ed. (ABA 2010)
Sonal N. Mehta, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Silicon Valley, CA
Register for Part 2 of this series, Essentials of Preparing a Lay Witness for a Deposition, taking place February 20, 2014 or purchase the CD-ROM.
Effective Depositions, 2nd Edition (ABA 2010) is available at a 20% discount. Enter code EFFECT13 at checkout. Discount valid through March 31, 2014.
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