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Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions and Using Evidence CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions and Using Evidence with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions & Using Evidence CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


From the cutting-edge strategies to best practices on Mastering Effective Depositions & Evidence, this convenient, 24/7 on-demand recording & podcast will teach you the techniques and tactics to take and defend the most effective depositions and win your case with effective evidentiary tools. We'll cover strategies on admissibility at trial & summary judgment, tools to introduce and exclude evidence, and the art of evidence at trial, powerful witness preparation, teaching your client to be a terrific deposition witness, strategies on formulating tough questions, ordering questions during the deposition, techniques used by the best attorneys, & introducing powerful depositions to for impeachment and refreshing recollection, among numerous other cutting-edge strategies. Specific emphasis will be placed on successful use of depositions before juries and courts, including skills to draw attentions to facts that advantage your client. Our distinguished seminar faculty will also cover ethical considerations to ensure compliance with the evolving rules of professional conduct.

You'll learn various ways, from the very simply to the very sophisticated, to advance your skills in preparing witnesses for depositions and obtaining valuable insight from adverse witnesses at the deposition. The nationally recognized faculty will share many real-life scenarios and anecdotes that will readily illustrate the effectiveness of various methods. Register today to learn the cutting-edge skills and latest ethical rules to prepare for, take, defend, and utilize powerful depositions to advantage your clients. Registration includes course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed in this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar.


1. Effective Tools to Introduce & Exclude Evidence:

a. Avoiding the Pitfalls of Objections and Motions to Strike

b. Best Practices on Offers of Proof

c. Removing the Nuisances of Limited Admissibility

d. Curative Admissibility/Opening the Door

e. Making the Best Use of Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs

2. Preparing for the Effectivel Deposition:

a. Strategies on Witness Preparation & Dealing with Coaching

b. Teaching Your Client to be A Terrific Deposition Witness

c. Acceptable Preparation Practices

d. Effective Deposition Conduct

3. Taking & Defending the Powerful Deposition:

a. Effectively Asking The Big & Why Questions

b. What You Need to Know About The Rules of Evidence

c. Maintain An Inquisitive Attitude To Get the Real Answers

d. The Most Important Coaching Not to Give Your Client

e. Handling the Video Deposition

f. Effectively Making Objections

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has represented clients in claims brought under the Federal False Claims Act, securities laws, the Price Anderson Act, Department of Energy statutes and regulations, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and various employment discrimination, labor and environmental statutes. He has also tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts. The International Business Times has called Mr. Guttman “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys.” He has served as counsel in some of the largest recoveries under the False Claims Act. Mr. Guttman served as lead counsel in a series of cases resulting in the recovery of more than $30 million under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Guttman is the author and/or editor of numerous articles, book chapters, and technical publications and his commentary has appeared in Market Watch, American Lawyer Media, AOL Government, Accounting Today, and the Jerusalem Post. In addition to his writings, Mr. Guttman has testified before committees of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). In 1992, he advised President-elect Clinton’s transition team on labor policy and worker health and safety regulation. Mr. Guttman earned his law degree at Emory University School of Law, where he has been appointed as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and has been a Team Leader for the school's Trial Techniques Program.

2. William J. Hunt is Chairman of the Litigation Department of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, where he has been a civil trial lawyer for his entire professional life. For over 40 years, he has tried and settled impact lawsuits, protecting the rights of individuals, companies and organizations. Early in his career, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, he drafted the first statute for The Federated States of Micronesia, which established that new nation’s territorial waters. Later in his career, as a Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, he won the first reported case to help determine under what circumstances the state may be sued. After helping found Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, he won important federal cases establishing the rights of disabled students in a university setting and protecting the rights of individual landowners in the context of cell tower construction. In recent years, Mr. Hunt has helped injured clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries. In recognition of his accomplishments, he has been elected to two of the most prestigious legal honorary societies, the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He holds an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as a SuperLawyer. Mr. Hunt is an adjunct faculty member for the trial advocacy programs at Emory University and the University of San Francisco, where he has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a widely sought-after lecturer, in many cities throughout the United States and many nations abroad, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Republic of Palau, Moldova, Turkey, and Bosnia.

3. Paul J. Zwier II is one of the nation's most distinguished professors of advocacy and skills training. He is a Professor of Law at Emory Law School, as well as Director of the Advocacy Skills Program, and Director of Emory’s Program for International Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. Professor Zwier has taught and designed public and in-house skills programs in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, advocacy in mediation, motion practice, negotiations, legal strategy, e-discovery, supervisory and leadership skills, and expert testimony at deposition and trial for more than 20 years. He has taught advocacy skills to international lawyers and judges in Arusha, Tanzania; Den Hague, Netherlands; YaKaterinburg, Russia, Mexico City, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; Monrovia, Liberia; Nairobi, Kenya; Tbilisi, Georgia; Northern Ireland; Scotland; England; Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, China and led seminars in negotiation and dispute resolution for South African lawyers as part of a State Department program. Prof. Zwier is the author of numerous books and articles, including Principled Negotiation on an International Stage: Talking with Evil, Cambridge University Press; History, Creative Imagination, and Forgiveness in Mediation on an International Stage: Practical Lessons from Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics, Journal of Law and Religion; Moving From an Inquisitorial to an Oral Adversarial System in Mexico: Jurisprudential, Criminal Procedure, Evidence Law and Trial Advocacy Implications; Torts: Cases, Problems, and Exercises 4th ed. (LexisNexis); Mastering Torts (North Carolina Press); Fact Investigation: A Practical Guide to Interviewing, Counseling, and Case Theory Development; Supervisory and Leadership Skills in the Modern Law Practice; Legal Strategy; Effective Expert Testimony, 3d.; Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice (2d.); Looking to 'Ground Motive' for a Religious Foundation for Law; and The Utility of a Nonconsequentialist Rationale for Civil-Jury-Awarded Punitive Damages. He has made professional presentations and consulted with dozens of law firms and other organizations. In addition to torts, Zwier teaches evidence, advanced trial advocacy, and an advanced negotiation seminar.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending, available, & approved jurisdictions:

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credits

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.
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