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Taking, Defending, & Preparing for Powerful Depositions CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Taking, Defending, & Preparing for 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, & Preparing for 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 successful depositions strategies & evidence, this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar will teach you the techniques and tactics to take and defend the most effective depositions. We'll cover strategies on winning with evidence, 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 evidence 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 guide on these advanced techniques, as well as a helpful reference source. Register today to learn the cutting-edge skills and latest ethical rules to prepare for, take, defend, and prepare for powerful depositions to advantage your clients.


1. Preparing for the Powerful 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 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. Protecting & Defending During Depositions

3. Cutting-edge Evidentiary Issues:

a. Effective Strategies on Presenting Evidence to Juries & Courts

b. Excluding Evidence: What You Don’t Know

c. Dealing with Motions in Limine

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Expert Faculty

Biography of Expert Faculty:

1. John A. Snow is a leading authority on depositions & legal ethics, a Partner in Van Cott’s Litigation Section, Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group, and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Snow’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, including commercial, construction, insurance, and professional malpractice matters. He is an active member of his local Association of General Contractors. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Legal Malpractice Law, and has been named as both a SuperLawyer and member of the “Legal Elite.”

1. Teresa Rider Bult is a Partner at Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP, where she focuses her practice on mediation and employment litigation defense, and has successfully tried both jury and non-jury cases in the employment context. She has gained a national reputation for effectively handling sexual harassment cases with complicated factual scenarios. She also has extensive experience successfully litigating all types of discrimination and wage claims, including class claims, at both the trial and appellate level. Ms. Bult excels at working closely with clients to resolve difficult human resources issues before they transform into litigation. To that end, she often provides audit services to firm clients to analyze human resource compliance issues. She is a highly sought-after lecturer for both attorney education and training on relevant legal topics based on harassment and termination procedures. A SuperLawyer and AV Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell, Ms. Bult serves as an Administrative Partner for Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

1. Albert Zabin practices at Duane Morris LLP, where he focuses in the area of civil litigation, including business disputes, partnership and close corporation disputes, trade secrets, intellectual property, mediation and arbitration as a neutral, insurance, and torts. His torts practice has included business torts, maritime, aviation, product liability, professional malpractice and general liability. Mr. Zabin is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a guest lecturer at Gordon Institute, Tufts University. He has been a visiting instructor at Boston College Law School and Northeastern School of Law. He has authored many journal articles on product liability, trial practice and civil procedure. Mr. Zabin has written the chapters "Motions For Achieving Adjudication Without Trial," "Economics in the Court Room" and "Expert Testimony" for American Inns of Court Civil Procedure Practice Guide and "Economics Experts." Mr. Zabin is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a graduate of Harvard 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 convenient, on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

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

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE 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

Nebraska Mandatory 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.


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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