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Taking & Defending Depositions: Strategic Tips & Techniques

Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial.  Whether you are a first-year litigation associate or a senior partner, come learn how to maximize your effectiveness at taking, preparing for, and defending depositions.  Our panel of skilled litigators and practitioners will provide you with valuable insights, including not only practice tips, but also from the perspective of a client and former federal judge.

Program Chair: Lee Ann Stevenson, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 skills; New Jersey: 3.3 general; California & Pennsylvania: 2.5 general


6:00 -6:45 pm    Preparing Your Witness and Defending the Deposition
                           Lee Ann Stevenson

6:45 -7:45 pm     Taking the Deposition
                            Andrew Clubok

7:45-8:00 pm    Break

8:00 -8:30 pm    Client Perspective: Dos and Don’ts
                           Robert P. Slevin

8:30 -9:00 pm    Judicial Perspective: Dos and Don’ts
                           Honorable Barbara S. Jones

Original Recording Date: 2/3/2015

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • *Taking & Defending Depositions
  • Affirmation of Self-Study