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Taking a Deposition


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    Taking an Expert Deposition

    Discussion of how to take an expert deposition, including rules and procedure, preparing for the deposition, challenging an expert’s opinions, strategic considerations, and questioning techniques.

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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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    Tips for Taking a Deposition

    Tips and strategies for taking a deposition, including starting the deposition off right, asking questions effectively, dealing with a difficult witness or opposing counsel, and ending the deposition well.

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    Reviewing Your Transcript

    The importance of reviewing your transcript after the deposition, things to look for, and how to learn from your mistakes.

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    Asking Good Deposition Questions

    In-depth look at effective deposition questioning, including open versus closed questions, the funnel approach, strategies for getting admissions, cross-examination, and testing case theories.

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    Taking a Corporate Deposition

    Strategies, rules, and procedures when taking a corporate deposition, and obtaining information responsive to a deposition topic.

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    Using Exhibits in Depositions

    Procedure for proper marking of exhibits, useful questions about exhibits, strategies for selecting documents to mark as exhibits, and common mistakes with exhibits.

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    Deposition Notices and Subpoenas

    Procedure for noticing or subpoenaing a deposition, examples of a deposition notice and subpoena, and the process of scheduling depositions.

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    Drafting a Deposition Outline

    Detailed how-to of the process of drafting a deposition outline, with practical tips and examination of examples.