Controlling the Deposition

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, May 31, 11:00 p.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
Designation Credit: 2.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: Live on Site: $159
Webcast:
 $159
Telephone: $179

Information

Why Attend?

  • Learn practical solutions from the experts for keeping control of the deposition
  • Hear what the judges have to say about deposition problems

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All too often, witnesses and their counsel frustrate the deposition process with obstructive and abusive behavior. Every litigator has stories of that nightmarish deposition starring the uncooperative witness and rude opposing counsel. Combative testimony, speaking objections, improper coaching, and 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 control the deposition from the very beginning? Although there are times when a judge may need to intervene, it is usually up to counsel to control the deposition process. This program will provide views from the trenches and from the bench on how to deal with problem witnesses and problem counsel.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Inside the Deposition Room
    • Witness preparation and coaching
    • Proper and improper objections
    • Dealing with experts
    • Controlling the video or phone deposition
    • Best practices for taking and defending depositions
    • Ethical issues
    • Avoiding waiver of objections and other issues for appeal
  • Judicial Perspectives on Deposition Disagreements and Misconduct
    • How bad does it have to be to call the judge?
    • Judicial intervention in depositions
    • Sanctions and other remedies

 

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(Last updated March 2, 2022)


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Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 20) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Controlling the Deposition
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond 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 (May 31) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Controlling the Deposition
1:00 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

FACULTY

Hon. John A. Gibney, United States Eastern District Court / Richmond
Hon. Jeanette Irby, Loudoun Circuit Court / Leesburg
Hon. Beverly Snukals (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond
Victor Cardwell, Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
Stephanie Grana, Cantor, Grana, Buckner, Bucci / Richmond
Kevin E. Martingayle, Bischoff | Martingayle / Virginia Beach
Mark C. Nanavati, Sinnott, Nuckols, & Logan PC / Midlothian

COURSE PLANNER AND MODERATOR


Kevin Martingayle, Bischoff | Martingayle / Virginia Beach

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