Difficult Depositions (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/31/2019


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the live webcast Difficult Depositions held in May 2016.

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.

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
    • Witness preparation and coaching
    • Proper and improper objections
    • Best practices for taking and defending depositions
  • Judicial Perspectives on Deposition Disagreements and Misconduct
  • Notable Appellate Issues and Decisions Resulting from Difficult Depositions 




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


Kevin Martingayle, Bischoff | Martingayle / Virginia Beach


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

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