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

SKU: 903178 $209.00 $169.00 Rossdale Savings:: $40.00

Learn the latest on Taking & Defending Critical Depositions with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar and Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE and MCLE credit, online access to complete course and 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 Critical Depositions CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar and Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material and Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE and MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


Counsel can save tens of thousands of dollars in fees for clients by prevailing in discovery. Over 99% of cases today resolve before ever reaching a jury, which makes depositions more important than ever. This convenient seminar will teach you to draft key questions to take and defend powerful depositions. We'll cover strategies on drafting questions through witness preparation, defending depositions, taking knock-out virtual depositions, tools for video recorded depositions, strategies on formulating tough questions, coordinating questions during the depositions, techniques used by the most experienced attorneys, introducing depo transcripts for impeachment and refreshing recollection, among numerous other cutting-edge strategies. 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 basic to 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. Registration includes course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed in this program.


Secrets of Taking & Defending Critical Depositions CLE:

a. Using Witness Preparation to Formulate Winning Questions

b. Techniques on Avoiding Coaching

c. Training Your Client to be A Prepared Witness

d. Questions to Defend the Critical Deposition

e. Handling Expert Depositions

f. Preparing for Effective Virtual Depositions

g. The Most Important Advice for Clients

h. Taking the Knock-out Virtual Deposition

i. Protecting & Defending the Successful Deposition

j. Effectively Making Objections during the Deposition

k. Preserving & Waiving Objections

l. Dealing with the Errata Sheets

Recorded Question and Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. David Gevertz is a trial lawyer and Partner at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. He tries employment discrimination, wage and hour, non-compete, whistleblowing, and trade secrets cases to juries throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Gevertz guides companies through sensitive internal and government investigations, employee thefts, and mass layoffs. He also represents entities accused of violating public accommodation laws. In recognition of his vast and varied employment law experience, Mr. Gevertz has been quoted in or contributed to more than 75 publications and treatises concerning a variety of topics, including litigating whistleblowing claims, conducting internal investigations, and wage and hour laws. He also routinely appears as a speaker before legal, industry, and human resources groups. Mr. Gevertz is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

2. Stanley Gibson is a Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, where he Chairs the Patent Litigation Group. Mr. Gibson is an experienced trial lawyer, who has focused on high-stakes cases involving complicated technology and mission-critical cases in the entertainment industry. The practice group led by Mr. Gibson has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report/Best Law Firms with a Metropolitan First-Tier ranking, and the publisher of the Patent Lawyer Blog. He is also included in the Best Lawyers in America list. Mr. Gibson has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Thompson Reuters, American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Los Angeles Daily Journal and other publications. Mr. Gibson was one of the principal trial lawyers in Medtronic v. Michelson, in which his client won $570 million after a multi-month jury trial and was resolved as part of a $1.35 billion dollar acquisition of the Michelson patent portfolio - reported as the largest acquisition of patents in history. He is a graduate of Duke University Law School and the University of California at Berkeley.

3. James M. Susag is a Partner at Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. He is also a seasoned trial attorney with a focus on franchise and dealer disputes, real estate, and complex commercial matters. Mr. Susag has been the lead attorney in over 100 trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitration forums. He has the unique perspective of a trial lawyer who has also managed complex litigation and developed strategic legal plans as in-house counsel. Mr. Susag represents franchise and dealer clients across various industries, as well as land owners, developers, buyers, sellers, lenders, contractors and brokers. Mr. Susag also handles complex commercial disputes involving contract interpretation and enforcement, unlawful business practices, civil fraud and unfair competition.

CLE Credit: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.

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**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii for 1.5 CLE credits

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association 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)***

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

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE 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 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

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

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 for 1.5 CLE credits

West Virginia for 1.8 CLE 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.

**** 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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