Smooth Skating Through Third-Party Discovery — Tips and Tactics for Subpoenas, Depositions, and Private Investigators

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live Telephone: Wednesday, January 11, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Telephone with Live Q&A: Wednesday, February 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $145

Live on Site: January 11 in Washington, DC


Why Attend?

Topics to be covered include:

  • Methods of third-party discovery available
  • Whom to serve, and how
  • Drafting the subpoena duces tecum
  • Anticipating objections and resolving them
  • When third-party discovery replaces party discovery
  • Private investigators, interviews, and other information gathering
  • Special issues with out-of-state third parties

From large international corporations to the local neighborhood grocery store, third parties routinely possess the key documents and the testimony you need to prove your case. How do you learn where to look, and whom specifically do you have to ask to get that information? How should you introduce yourself to the third party, and what do you say about your role? Do you need to get other lawyers involved? What are the notice and procedural requirements? Understanding these issues ahead of time will save you and your client time and money, and could lead to finding that critical missing piece of evidence.

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5:00 p.m. Smooth Skating Through Third-Party Discovery — Tips and Tactics for Subpoenas, Depositions, and Private Investigators
6:45 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
7:00 p.m. Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.


11:00 a.m. Smooth Skating Through Third-Party Discovery — Tips and Tactics for Subpoenas, Depositions, and Private Investigators
12:45 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session
1:00 p.m. Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C. / Fairfax

With twenty-five years of experience in family law matters and small business transactions and litigation, Julie Hottle Day brings a business sensibility to her divorce practice that benefits her clients in the short and long term. She and her team are known for their attention to detail and depth of preparation on behalf of their clients, whether engaging in litigation or alternative dispute resolution. Their focus is on resolving current issues to create solutions that will be of long-term benefit to clients and their family members.

An active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991, Ms. Day is also admitted to the Maryland State Bar and to practice before the United States Supreme Court. With a Northern Virginia office located in Fairfax and a Piedmont Region office located in Warrenton, she has conducted litigation in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Orange, as well as in the city of Alexandria. Ms. Day carries numerous professional distinctions, including being named among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia by Super Lawyers, being named a Super Lawyer in Virginia and the District of Columbia, carrying an AVTM Rating from Martindale Hubbell, and appearing regularly on top lawyer lists in publications such as Washingtonian magazine, Virginia Business magazine and Northern Virginia magazine. 

Ms. Day is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Family Law subsections of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the National Association of Woman Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the Fairfax County Bar Association and is an associate member of the Fauquier Bar Association. A frequent public speaker, she addresses business and divorce issues as well as work-life balance for attorneys. She has appeared on as a guest interviewee commenting on divorce, and has published articles in Family Law News addressing issues pertaining to the handling of business assets in divorce matters.

David Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / Vienna

David Masterman has practiced for over 30 years in Northern Virginia. He is admitted to the bars of Virginia’s state and federal courts, and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has served as chair of the Family Law sections of the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and, more recently, the Virginia State Bar. He served on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section for six years, and on the Board of Governors of the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar.  In 2016, he became a member of the Board of Governors of the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Masterman frequently lectures to other family law attorneys at both basic and advanced family law seminars, with topics including equitable distribution, child custody, child relocation cases, trial strategies, discovery techniques, and case law updates.   He is also the author of a number of family law articles and materials used as resources by other attorneys, to include Virginia CLE’s Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements.  Mr. Masterman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Considered an outstanding litigation tactician and courtroom attorney, Mr. Masterman nevertheless emphasizes the importance of exploring settlement when possible. He is considered “mediation friendly” and is pleased to assist clients with that process. He also has significant
experience in preparing and presenting cases in the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Mr. Masterman carries the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for skill and ethics, and is listed in its volume on pre-eminent attorneys in the United States. He has been recognized and listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been ranked as one of the top family lawyers by the Washingtonian and Washington Post magazines. He is listed in the Ten Leaders for Domestic Relations Attorneys for Northern Virginia. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Masterman practices in all aspects of family law, except adoption matters. He most commonly appears in the circuit courts of Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, and Arlington County, but also regularly represents parties in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.

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