Deposition Do’s and Don’ts


Deposition Do’s and Don’ts

Start 12/13/2023 - 1:00 PM
End 12/13/2023 - 2:00 PM


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Understand what you need to do to conduct a deposition effectively, as well as conduct that is deemed unprofessional. Learn about the modern problem with unethical and unprepared depositions as well as the do’s and don’ts.


Do’s include:

  • Be prepared
  • Own the deposition
  • Use your documents
  • Use an outline
  • Use open ended questions
  • Exhaust and drill down
  • Use impeachment nuggets
  • Object as to form
  • Take breaks when needed
  • Do read everything before signing


Don’ts include:

  • Don’t wing it
  • Don’t be bullied
  • Don’t use a script
  • Don’t fail to get an answer
  • Don’t use double negatives
  • Don’t make improper objections
  • Don’t agree to a stipulation without truly understanding it



Joel Oster, Litigator in private practice and Comedian of Law 



1 NY Credits: 0.5 Ethics; 0.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 1 NJ Credits: 1 General



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