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Best Practices When Taking a Deposition (WEBINAR)

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Experienced civil litigators know that depositions are a dynamic arena where many cases are won or lost. The techniques of effective deposition taking – including the basic decision as to who should be deposed – are utilized hundreds of times during the career of an astute litigator, whether you are on the plaintiff or defense side of the table.

Like jazz, skillful depositions are an artistic blend of rigorous preparation and inspired improvisation. Depositions are a creative exercise, and each lawyer can develop a personal style of conducting a deposition that is consistent with personality traits and emotional intelligence. This class will cover aspects of deposition preparation; integration of the deposition with written discovery; dealing with opposing counsel who are disruptive or argumentative; dealing with evasive and combative deponents; psychological aspects on the deposition process; adapting to the virtual era of ZOOM depositions, and a review of case law pertaining to ethics and professional conduct during depositions.

After you purchase this webinar, you will receive an email message from our Training Coordinator 24-hours prior to the event with a link to Demio.com, the Law Library’s webinar platform. You will log into Demio using your name, California State BAR number (if you do not have a BAR # put N/A) and email address to register into the live webinar.

Paid reservations must be received by Tuesday, September 13, 2022 prior to the event on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Cancellation of the event must be submitted 48-hours before start time for this webinar. Please see our Terms & Condition and the “48-hour Cancellation Policy” for further details.

**This webinar qualifies for 1.5-hours of “participatory” MCLE credit. The Sacramento County Public Law Library, provider #11100, certifies that this event conforms to the standards approved for educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education [Rule 2.72].

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For webinars - 15 or fewer webinar bookings for a single order. If you have more than 15 people booking, please submit separate orders.


SKU: 9078f2a82547

MCLE Credit

1.5 hours

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