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Taking & Defending Powerful Depositions - 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 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
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to 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 instructors 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.


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. Using Power Depositions at Trial & Mediation:

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. Best Practices on Refreshing Recollection through the Deposition

e. Introducing the Powerful Deposition to the Jury

f. The Art of Advocacy: Admissions & Powerful Testimony

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Rishi Bhandari is a nationally respected trial lawyer, based in New York City. He is a Founding Partner of Mandel Bhandari LLP, where he concentrates on complex business litigation. In 2009 alone, Mr. Bhandari was co-lead counsel in two jury trials, which both resulted in unqualified verdicts in favor of Bhandari’s clients. In addition, he has negotiated the settlement of claims worth more than $20,000,000. Mr. Bhandari started his legal career at the business litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, where he represented Fortune 500 companies, formulated the litigation strategy on behalf of one of the world's largest dairy producers, and worked closely with a major Hollywood talent agency embroiled in a legal malpractice and bad faith insurance action. He represented billion dollar hedge funds, sizable private equity funds, and many different types of operating companies ranging from the publisher of business-to-business magazines to one of the nation's largest temporary staffing agencies to a leading manufacturer of video game accessories. Mr. Bhandari is a graduate of NYU Law School.

2. 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.

3. Gregory J. Sanders is one of the leading trial attorneys in the Midwest and is a Member of Kipp and Christian, P.C. He is an AV peer review rated attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, product liability law, multidistrict litigation, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice. Mr. Sanders has been identified as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in litigation by Utah Business Magazine over multiple years. Before joining Kipp and Christian, he served as Deputy Attorney for Salt Lake County from 1980 to 1984. He served active duty with the U.S. Army JAG from 1977 to 1980 and retired as a Colonel with the Army Reserve in 2004. His last duty assignment was as Assistant Chief, Litigation Division, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. He is a Fellow Litigation Council of America, a national trial attorney honor society. Mr. Sanders is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

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:

1. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

2. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

4. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

5. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

6. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits

7. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

8. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

9. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

10. The Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

11. The Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

12. The State Bar of Texas for 1.5 CLE credits

13. The Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

14. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

15. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

16. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

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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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