Learn the latest on Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions CLE with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & 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 CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
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 taking & defending powerful depositions, this seminar will teach you the techniques and tactics to take and defend the most effective depositions. We'll cover strategies on witness preparation, teaching your client to be a successful 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 effectively utilizing depositions to try and settle cases. Our distinguished seminar faculty will also cover ethical considerations to ensure compliance with the evolving rules of professional conduct. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in this live, telephonic seminar. Register today to learn the cutting-edge to prepare for, take, defend, and utilize powerful depositions to advantage your clients. Agenda:
1. Preparing for the Effective Deposition:
a. Strategies on Witness Preparation
b. Techniques on Avoiding Coaching
c. Teaching Your Client to be A Terrific Deposition Witness
d. Acceptable Preparation Practices
e. Ethical Considerations: Avoiding Perjury
f. Effective Deposition Conduct 2. Taking & Defending the Effective Deposition
a. Asking More Open Ended Questions
b. Effectively Asking The Big Questions
c. Effectively Asking the "Why" Questions
d. Ignore The Rules of Evidence
e. Maintain An Inquisitive Attitude To Get the Real Answers
f. Obtaining Honest Testimony
g. The Most Important Coaching Not to Give Your Client
h. Preparing Your Client for Video Performance
i. Protecting & Defending During Depositions
3. Effectively Using Depositions at Trial & Mediation:
a. Effective Strategies on Live Witness
b. Best Practice on Winning with Depositions
c. Differences between Depositions of Parties & Non-parties
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts
Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Jay G. Safer
is a Partner at Locke Lord, where has experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Mr. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. Mr. Safer has been appointed by numerous members of the judiciary to advise on matters ranging from commercial matters to the planning committee of the judicial conference of an entire U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the Past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of his state bar association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee. Mr. Safer has spoken widely on civil litigation issues and litigation skills, including cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, professional ethics, and e-discovery. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
2. Joseph K. Hetrick
practices in the mass torts and product liability group of Dechert LLP. He focuses his practice on product liability defense, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device cases. He defended Philip Morris in tobacco litigation and represented Baxter Healthcare in the factor concentrate mass tort litigation throughout the world. He was part of Dechert’s national defense team representing GlaxoSmithKline in the Baycol litigation, and took a lead role in the Paxil litigation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Hetrick also plays a central role in the litigation related to a painkiller for Merck & Co., and has served as trial counsel for Wyeth in the fen-phen litigation. He also handles product liability matters for clients such as West Pharmaceutical, York International Corporation, Stryker Corporation, and Airgas, Inc. Mr. Hetrick has been selected among Best Lawyers in America for product liability litigation in the 2007 through 2011 editions. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & 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**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
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 VCLE credit
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education 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)**
Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education 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
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
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. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462. REGISTER FOR CLE CREDIT AND LISTEN & LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS CONVENIENT 24/7 ON-DEMAND SEMINAR & PODCAST.
You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.