Cases are often won or lost through depositions. A well taken deposition can make the difference at all the stages of the litigation, including mediation, summary judgment, and trial.
All litigation attorneys must treat depositions as the most critical aspect of the case. A deposition is as close to hand to hand combat as litigation will become. The deposition is the only time that the parties and the attorneys will all be together at the same time without a judge or mediator present. It is the first time the parties and their counsel will all be starring one another in the eyes to size up their adversaries.
Every litigator must ask themselves:
Would I like to be more effective when taking depositions?
Would I like to learn from attorneys who are experienced in taking depositions?
Would I like to learn from attorneys who have crafted a CLE seminar that will provide me with practical, useful advice?
If yes, you’ll will want to sign up for the upcoming CLE program Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop, presented by Pincus Professional Education. This program received outstanding evaluations last year, so you don’t want to miss it.
“I know a lot more practical information about depositions than when I woke up this morning.” N. A. Marzuk, Esq.
“This was a great program, and I greatly appreciate the practical advice on how to handle difficult situations that sometimes arise during a deposition.”
“I appreciated the practical advice regarding how to deal with problematic situations which arise during the taking of a deposition…” J. Scifo, Esq.
Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Program
March 21, 2014; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites
50 SW 12th Street
What attendees will learn:
- Overview & Strategy
- What is your purpose in taking the deposition? Not a “one size fits all” process
- Tips and tricks that may give you the edge
- Rule 30(b)(6)
- Difference between Rule 30(b)(6) and a fact witness
- Preparation required
- How to avoid sanctions
- What to do when you have an unprepared witness
- Best practices for a Rule 30(b)(6) request
- Witness Preparation
- How to best prepare your witness
- The percipient witness vs. a PMK
- Ethical considerations
- Expert Depositions
- Effective strategies to qualify and/or attack expert witnesses
- Using Motions in Limine to exclude expert or testimony
- Super depositions (picture-in-picture video depositions that bring trial presentation software into the deposition)
- Streaming video depositions
- Tips for successful video depositions (i.e. how to prep your witness for a video depo)
- How to get the most out of video/text synchronization (i.e. searching transcripts and exporting video depo clips to link in eBriefs)
- Video impeachment at trial
- Strategies for deposition playback at court (i.e, video only, video with text scrolling, linking exhibits with video and how to decide which is appropriate for your trial)
- Case Study: How a Picture-in-Picture Video Deposition Changed the Course of a Jury Deliberation
- Handling the Difficult Witness and/or Opposing Counsel
- Handling Documents & Exhibits – Making the record; get the authentication you need
- Deposition Objections
- How do I do it?
- Why do I do it? – Depo objection strategies
- What to avoid
- Biggest risks in objecting and not objecting
- What works
- What matters
- Additional tips from the trenches
This is an excellent chance to become more effective at taking – and using – depositions, from start to finish.
Plan your deposition with care.
Decide on an effective strategy before you start.
Use your deposition in the courtroom for the most impact.
Plan to attend.
Pincus Professional Education certifies that this seminar is pending approval for 7.0 hours of Florida general CLER credit. Approved for 6.0 hours MCLE in CA.
Prior attendee’s thoughts:
“I thought all topics covered were informative and to the point.” M.MCallister, Esq.
“Thought all speakers were very interesting and informative.” J. Young, Esq.
“The sample production requests and outline for experts will be very helpful.”
“Seminar was very helpful and fulfilled/exceeded my expectations…”
To attend the CLE, REGISTER HERE! For any of your business needs, please contact Mr. Assouline.
Eric N. Assouline, Esq.
ASSOULINE & BERLOWE, P.A.
Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Law
Miami • Ft.Lauderdale • Boca Raton