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Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions CLE..24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions 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
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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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 convenient, live telephonic seminar will teach you the techniques and tactics to take and defend the most effective depositions. We'll cover strategies on powerful witness preparation, Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, teaching your client to be a terrific deposition witness, strategies on formulating tough questions, ordering questions during the deposition, and techniques used by the best attorneys, 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 integral practices to identify and train records managers for depositions.

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, on-demand seminar & recording.


1. Preparing for the Powerful Deposition:

a. Strategies on Witness Preparation

b. Teaching Your Client to be A Terrific Deposition Witness

c. Acceptable Preparation Practices & Avoiding Coaching

d. Ethical Considerations: Avoiding Perjury

e. Effective Deposition Conduct

2. Taking & Defending the Powerful Deposition:

a. Asking More Open Ended Questions

b. Effectively Asking The Key Questions

c. Ignore The Rules of Evidence

d. Maintain An Inquisitive Attitude To Get the Real Answers

e. Obtaining Honest Testimony

f. The Most Important Coaching Not to Give Your Client

g. Preparing Your Client for Video Performance

h. Protecting & Defending During Depositions

3. Deposition Training for Records Managers:

a. Understanding Rule 30(b)(6) & Its Risks

b. Carefully Defining Admissible Evidence

c. Determining Collective Knowledge of the Corporation

d. Finding & Preparing the Ideal Record Manager

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Erin E. Rhinehart practices at Faruki Ireland & Cox PLL, a leading complex business litigation firm. Ms. Rhinehart focuses on the resolution of complex business disputes in federal and state courts across the United States. She is experienced in a wide array of litigation matters, including media and communications law, class action defense, breach of contract, non-compete, environmental and tort matters. Her practice also focuses on advising clients on various aspects of state and federal media and communications laws, including public records, First Amendment law, defamation, & open courts. Ms. Rhinehart has been recognized for excellence in practice and has been called upon to serve as an Adj. Professor of Law. She has written and spoken widely on depositions, business litigation, and advertising law, among others.

2. Danuta (“Donna”) Bembenista Panich is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, where she has a varied practice advising and advocating for employers. Since graduating at the top of her law school class in 1978, Ms. Panich has dealt with all aspects of labor and employment law. However, since 1995, she has focused primarily on defending employers – including many of the nation’s largest companies – in class actions, multi-plaintiff and collective actions, pattern and practice claims, and other “bet the company” matters such as investigations of catastrophic industrial accidents. Both within the context of complex litigation and outside litigation realms, Ms. Panich has dealt extensively with electronic discovery and litigation preparedness. As a result of this experience, her wealth of knowledge, and her penchant for detail, Ms. Panich established and has since served as chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Record Retention and E-Discovery Practice Group. In this role, she helps professional services firms and companies plan for litigation by developing programs for records management, electronic discovery, and legacy data remediation. She has spoken and written widely on preparing records managers for depositions.

3. Timothy G. O'Neill is a Partner & Executive Committee Member of Snell & Wilmer, where his national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation and product liability tort litigation, particularly regional and national "pattern" litigation. He represents major corporate defendants as regional and national trial counsel with extensive jury trial experience in numerous federal and state courts around the country. Mr. O'Neill has spoken and written widely on trial practice, including on preparing for depositions, deposing the expert witness, voir dire and opening statements. He has received numerous awards for excellence in practice, including from Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers, among others.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, 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 live telephonic seminar 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**

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 CLE credit

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE 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

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

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE 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

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.

For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.


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.

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