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 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 on-demand seminar will teach you the techniques and tactics to take and defend the most effective depositions. We'll cover strategies on 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. Course materials will serve as a treatise on these advanced techniques, as well as an exhaustive reference source for your future reference. The nationally recognized faculty will share many real life case histories 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. Agenda: 1. Preparing for the Powerful Deposition:
a. Strategies on Powerful 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 Powerful 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. Advanced Deposition Techniques:
a. Strategies on Live Witness v. Use of A Deposition
b. Differences between Depositions of Parties & Non-parties
c. Techniques on Impeaching by Utilizing the Deposition
d. Introducing the Powerful Deposition to the Jury
e. The Art of Advocacy: Admissions & Powerful Testimony
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. David Markowitz
is one of the most sought after trial lawyers in the country. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, honored as Portland's 2010 “Bet-the-Company" Litigator of the Year, is a fellow and former chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been listed as one of the Top Ten Oregon Litigators by the National Law Journal and Oregon Super Lawyers. He is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon and is one of few litigators ranked nationally. Mr. Markowitz is included in Lawdragon's 500 Leading Litigators in America and 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America. His commanding presence and keen instincts have made him a courtroom icon as he has represented countless victims to significant settlements and judgments. Over the last two decades, he has led Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf from its beginning as an ambitious two-attorney litigation shop to its present status as one of the premier business litigation firms in the region. Mr. Markowitz is a graduate of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
2. Paul J. Scoptur
is a nationally distinguished trial attorney with over 25 years of experience. He is on the Board of Directors of his state’s Association for Justice and is a trustee and co-chair of the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees. Mr. Scoptur has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching litigation and trial skills. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers In America continuously since 2002 and is one of state’s top 50 “Super Lawyers” for personal injury. He has been recognized as a Diplomate of the National College of Advocacy and he was the first lawyer to complete the Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy curriculum offered by the National College of Advocacy. Mr. Scoptur is also a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. He has a broad practice both as a trial lawyer and as a trial strategist and uses critical thinking, strategic case planning and focus groups extensively, both in his cases and in assisting other lawyers in preparing the discovery and trial of their cases across the country and in Canada. Cases he has worked on exceed $100,000,000 in recovery. He has published widely on depositions, discovery, and litigation. 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 convenient, on-demand seminar 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
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.