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    How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer: Taking and Defending Depositions Effectively

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    To succeed as a trial lawyer, you need to know how to take and defend depositions. In this program, you will learn essential deposition skills, including how to avoid common pitfalls in taking and defending depositions, and how to make the most of deposition transcripts before and during trial.

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    The outcome of most cases is determined by resolution of issues of fact, rather than issues of law. Depositions provide the most effective mechanism to ferret out what facts are true during the discovery phase. During that phase, only by deposition do you have the right to question parties and witnesses in person. The effectiveness of depositions you take and defend depends on your strategy and diligence.

    In this course, you'll learn:

    • Timing and sequence of depositions vis à vis other discovery devices
    • How to prepare yourself to take and defend depositions
    • How to prepare your clients for their depositions
    • How to depose expert witnesses
    • How to use the funnel method in taking depositions
    • When to ask questions of your own client at depositions
    • How to deal with your clients' bad answers at depositions
    • How to deal with obstreperous opposing counsel at depositions
    • Ten effective ways to use deposition transcripts before and during trial

    Registrants of this program will receive a 25% discount code off:
    How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, Second Edition by Stewart I. Edelstein. Offer Expires 8/31/2019.

    Event Details

    Duration

    60

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jun 25, 2019

    2019-06-25T13:00:00-04:00 2019-06-25T14:00:00-04:00 How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer: Taking and Defending Depositions Effectively

    To succeed as a trial lawyer, you need to know how to take and defend depositions. In this program, you will learn essential deposition skills, including how to avoid common pitfalls in taking and defending depositions, and how to make the most of deposition transcripts before and during trial.

    Speakers

    Stewart Edelstein

    Cohen and Wolf PC

    Stewart Edelstein taught clinical courses at Yale Law School for twenty years, during his forty-year career as a commercial trial lawyer. He has frequently presented seminars for trial lawyers, and is the author of more than fifty articles and podcasts for trial lawyers, as well as a book, now in its second edition, How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer (ABA 2017). He is on the Neutral Panel of the American Arbitration Association and has served as a Settlement Special Master in federal court and Counsel to the Federal Grievance Committee in Connecticut. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell Law School, where he was on the moot court team. At Stanford Law School, he completed the Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy, and at Harvard Law School, he completed the Teacher Training Program, both under the auspices of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

     

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    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 1.00 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.20 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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    Panelists

    Stewart Edelstein.

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