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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 over 80 pages of 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 over 80 pages of 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 convenient, 24/7 on-demand recording & podcast 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 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, 24/7 on-demand recording & podcast.


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. Preparing Your Client for Video Performance

i. Protecting & Defending During Depositions

3. Making & Preserving Objections during Depositions:

a. Effectively Making Objections during the Deposition

b. Waiver of Objections

c Dealing with the Errata Sheets

d. Preserving Objections

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Stuart Gold is a Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP. His practice is general litigation, with considerable experience in communications law, securities law, employment law and antitrust. Mr. Gold has appeared in state and federal courts at all levels, practices before the FTC, FCC and SEC, and has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the antitrust area, he helped gain regulatory approval of the United Airlines merger with Continental Airlines and successfully defended against a court challenge to the merger in the Ninth Circuit. He defended CBS against government charges that it, along with ABC and NBC, had monopolized the network television program buying market. Mr. Gold is currently helping to defend American Express in a challenge by the DOJ to the anti‑discrimination provisions in AmEx’s contracts with merchants. In the trade secrets and employment areas, Mr. Gold represented Liberty Mutual Group in its lawsuit against Aspen Insurance Holdings and a group of former Liberty professional liability underwriters for misappropriation of trade secrets. In the communications and First Amendment areas, Mr. Gold has defended Time Warner in numerous First Amendment suits, including a jury verdict for Time Magazine in Sharon v. Time and its challenge to the must carry requirement and other parts of the Cable Acts of 1984 and 1992, and argued for Time Warner in the U.S. Supreme Court in Time v. Regan. More recently, Mr. Gold successfully represented Lifetime Entertainment Services in a contract and copyright dispute with NBC Universal and The Weinstein Co. over the reality series “Project Runway.” Mr. Gold also represented Viacom in its challenge to the station ownership cap and Newsweek Magazine (and its reporter Michael Isikoff) in Julie Hiatt Steele’s lawsuit over articles written regarding President Clinton’s activities that led to the Starr Commission. In general commercial litigation, Mr. Gold successfully defended at a jury trial The Promus Companies against a $400 million claim that they had defrauded a group of investors out of a 50% interest in the Harrah’s Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. He has defended Columbia University in its dispute with The Bass Family over the Biosphere 2 facility and Deloitte and Touche in a $3 billion malpractice action. In Mr. Gold’s pro bono work, he successfully represented Louise Harris who had been on death row in Alabama since 1989, reversing her death sentence. Mr. Gold was recognized in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in antitrust litigation. He was recommended for his work in trade secrets litigation by The Legal 500 from 2009 through 2012 and in 2014. From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Gold was also ranked by Super Lawyers for business litigation.

2. Jay G. Safer is a Partner at Locke Lord, where has experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Mr. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. Mr. Safer has been appointed by numerous members of the judiciary to advise on matters ranging from commercial matters to the planning committee of the judicial conference of an entire U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the Past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of his state bar association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee. Mr. Safer has spoken widely on civil litigation issues and litigation skills, including cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, professional ethics, and e-discovery. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

3. Laura R. Hammargren practices at Mayer Brown and is a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She has experience in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters before trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitral tribunals. In her investigations practice, she represents corporations and individuals in internal investigations or who are under investigation by federal and state authorities for securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act (FCA) violations. Her civil practice focuses on complex commercial and regulatory matters, including healthcare, securities, employment, energy, and general contractual disputes. Laura has also done work and advised clients on federal and state data privacy laws. She has significant experience representing clients in matters involving the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, including assisting several corporate clients to respond to DOJ investigations in various districts around the country. She began her career as a law clerk on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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 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

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)***

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education 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 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

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

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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