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Defending a Deposition


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    Defending an Expert Deposition

    Discussion of how to defend an expert deposition, including how to prepare for the expert witness prep, prepping the expert on deposition strategy, areas to focus on during the prep, objections, and redirect.

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    Remote Depositions

    Considerations for taking, defending, and preparing for a remote deposition, including technology challenges, ethical issues, handling exhibits, and prepping a witness for the remote format.

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    Deposition Witness Prep: Explaining Mechanics and Strategy

    Discussion of how to conduct a witness prep meeting, focusing on making the witness comfortable with how the deposition will work, explaining how depositions differ from ordinary conversation, and giving the witness tips on how to answer questions.

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    Deposition Witness Prep: Reviewing Facts and Documents

    Discussion of how to conduct a witness prep meeting, focusing on preparing the witness for the substantive aspect of the deposition—reviewing the substantive topics and potential exhibits with the witness, and conducting mock questioning.

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    Deposition Objections

    Discusses the standard objections and when they would be used, objection procedure and different rules on speaking objections.

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    Defending a Deposition

    Discussion of the role of the defending lawyer, ways to protect the witness, rules on counseling the witness during the deposition, correcting testimony, and re-direct.

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    Defending a Corporate Deposition

    Strategies and procedures for defending a corporate witness, including what to do when your witness doesn’t know the answer, questions outside the scope of topics, and rehabilitating the witness through re-direct.

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    Preparing a Corporate Deposition Witness

    Rules and tips for selecting the corporate witness; how a corporate witness’s role differs from a fact witness; assembling materials for corporate witness prep; reviewing the topics with the witness; and tips for reviewing the topics and practicing Q&A with a corporate witness.

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    Responding to a Corporate Deposition Notice

    How to respond to a corporate deposition notice, including the different objections, coordinating a response with your client, and how to handle the meet-and-confer process with opposing counsel.