Questioning Techniques for Depositions

Questioning Techniques for Depositions

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.0
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Advanced
Fees: 
$39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers (effective 1-1-2019 $45 for Members and $65 for Nonmembers)
Course Materials: 
Conference recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

Taking a Deposition is both a science and an art. While many lawyers have taken dozens or hundreds of depositions, so few have been specifically trained in how to tactically maneuver through depositions or how to best secure the most information in the best fashion. In this on-demand webinar, you will learn the most sophisticated of techniques in how to draft questions that will make any deposer a true star. You will learn innovative information techniques, what documents (in a prioritized fashion) are most useful in crafting questions, how to make a complete battle plan to goal-directed questioning, how to word questions, how to utilize pleadings, discovery responses, exhibits, documents, video/audio, etc. in depositions, anticipating and overcoming objections, among many other techniques. You will learn about questioning techniques, including such things as open-ended, close-ended, exhaustion techniques, warm and cold questions, conversational and other styles/forms. We will also discuss fact v. expert witness depositions and differences and strategies attendant to each of them. We will also address how to prepare your own witnesses, and what mistake lawyers always make, should never make and what always works in depositions.

Instructor: 
Course Year: 
2017