How to Take and Defend Depositions (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the October 2010 live webcast, How to Take and Defend Depositions. (Learn more about the online seminar format. Learn more about the downloadable audio seminar format.)

Price: $100.00 (Now includes a downloadable audio version. Learn more.)

Viewable Through: September 30, 2013

Topics covered include:

  • The purposes of depositions
  • How to best prepare for the deposition process
  • Framing questions in your depositions
  • Dealing with evasive and incomplete answers
  • Stipulations, objections, and use of exhibits during depositions
  • Proper conduct during a deposition
  • What to do when you are confronted with improper behavior
  • Defending the deposition: objections, instructing the witness, and going off the record
  • How to know when to stop talking
  • How to control the deposition
  • How to listen effectively
  • How to use depositions in motion practice and at trial
  • Deposing the expert witness
Depositions provide a valuable opportunity for skilled litigators to learn details about an adversary’s case, to gather additional background information, and to interact with potential witnesses. This practical skills program will teach new lawyers the techniques and "tricks" of this critical stage in the discovery process.




Michael J. Garnier, Garnier & Garnier, P.C. / Falls Church
Barrett E. Pope, DurretteBradshaw PLC / Richmond

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