Difficult Depositions

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 14, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $190

Information

Why Attend?

All too often, witnesses and their counsel frustrate the deposition process with obstructive and abusive behavior. Although there are times when a judge may need to intervene, it is usually up to counsel to control the deposition process. This program provides views from the trenches and from the bench on how to deal with problem witnesses and problem counsel.

  • Learn practical solutions for keeping control of the deposition from the experts
  • Hear what the judges have to say about deposition problems
  • Understand how problem depositions play out on appeal

Every litigator has stories of that nightmarish deposition starring the uncooperative witness and rude opposing counsel. Combative testimony, speaking objections, improper coaching, derogatory personal references are all featured. The resulting out-of-control deposition yields little of value—other than another good story to tell later.

Wouldn’t it be better to prevent the deposition from becoming difficult in the first place? This seminar will help, addressing the problems and their resolution:

  • Inside the Deposition Room
    Speakers: Stephanie Grana, Terrence Graves, Chidi James, Ron Tweel
    • Witness preparation and coaching
    • Proper and improper objections
    • Best practices for taking and defending depositions
  • Judicial Perspectives on Deposition Disagreements and Misconduct
    Speakers: Judge Crigler, Judge Wetsel, Judge Whitlock
  • Notable Appellate Issues and Decisions Resulting from Difficult Depositions
    Speakers: Alice Armstrong, Kevin Martingayle, Monica Monday
 

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Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 24)

12:00 Difficult Depositions
3:00 Question-and-Answer Session
3:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 14)

12:00 Difficult Depositions
3:00 Question-and-Answer Session
3:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

COURSE PLANNER AND MODERATOR

Kevin Martingayle, Bischoff | Martingayle / Virginia Beach

JUDGES

Hon. B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.), Western District of Virginia / Charlottesville
Hon. John E. Wetsel, Jr. (Ret.), 26th Judicial Circuit / Winchester
Hon. Susan L. Whitlock, 16th Judicial Circuit / Culpeper

FACULTY

Alice T. Armstrong, Office of the Attorney General / Richmond
Stephanie E. Grana, Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana Buckner / Richmond
Terrence L. Graves, Sands Anderson PC / Richmond
Chidi I. James, Blankenship & Keith, P.C. / Fairfax
Kevin Martingayle, Bischoff | Martingayle / Virginia Beach
Monica T. Monday, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Ronald R. Tweel, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville

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