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

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Learn the latest on Taking & Defending Effective 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 Effective 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 Effective 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, 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 instructors 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. 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. Reuben A. Guttman is a Director at Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A., where he concentrates his practice on complex litigation and class actions. He has extensive experience in claims brought under the Federal False Claims Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). He has served as counsel in many of the largest recoveries under the Federal False Claims Act including the recovery of $300 million from the oil industry, $2.3 billion in a settlement with a major pharmaceutical, $30 million under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of nuclear weapons workers at the "Manhattan Project" nuclear weapons sites, among others. Mr. Guttman’s expertise has led him to be called upon by the United States Congress and as an advisor to President Bill Clinton's transition team on labor policy, worker health, and safety regulation. He has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, CNN, Bloomberg News, and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among many others. He is a graduate of Emory Law School.

2. Matthew A. Levin is a nationally respected trial attorney, who has litigated on behalf of many of the largest and best known corporations and stars, including adidas America, Andre Agassi, and Shaquille O’Neal. Mr. Levin, a Shareholder at Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, has balanced plaintiff and defense work by achieving multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients. He has also defended other clients from larger claims. Mr. Levin is recognized for commercial and antitrust litigation in the legal profession's longstanding peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America. He holds an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Michigan.

3. Sander Bak is a Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he has represented domestic and international corporations in many significant federal court litigations. He served as counsel in a matter in which he represented a foreign head of state, he has successfully argued complex constitutional issues related to wartime application of federal financial laws, he has been involved in several high-profile trust and estate matters, and he has had success in securities litigation matters, leading a well-known media publication to cite Mr. Bak for his securities litigation expertise. Mr. Bak has written and lectured extensively on international law and securities litigation issues. He previously practiced at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore. Mr. Bak holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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 24/7 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 CLE credit

Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits

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

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE 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

Supreme Court of South Carolina 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

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.


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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