Course ID: DV021611
Credits: 3 MCLE Credits
3 MCLE Credits: 3 Skills; Non-transitional
John Halebian,Lovell, Stewart Halebian, LLP
Douglas Halstrom, L'Abbate,
Balkan, Colavita & Contini LLP
Jay Safer, Locke,
Lord, Bissell & Liddell LLP
The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial and how to seek rulings from a trial judge. A demonstration of how to conduct a deposition is also re-enacted.
Some of the specific issues addressed include:
How to control a witness
Dealing with evasive witnesses
How to discover and authenticate documents for trial
What objections can be raised
When to prevent a witness from answering
What to do when your witness volunteers information
How to cut your losses in light of unexpectedly damaging testimony
How to use depositions at trial to impeach witnesses, introduce testimony of absentee witnesses and place exhibits into evidence
Original Tape Date: February 16, 2011
All Programs include: (1) Affirmation and (1) DVD/CD packet.
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CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch/listen to DVD/CDs as soon as possible. We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current. The date of your signed affirmation will determine the date of your CLE certificate.
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