Litigation, Young Lawyers Division

Lawyer's Roadmap: Deposition Tactics 101


Whether you are just starting to prep for your first deposition or a seasoned expert about to take your 100th deposition, these tips will help you become a better litigator. Some of the tips discussed include:

  • Shuffling questions;
  • To video or not;
  • To bring a colleague;
  • Location;
  • Dealing with difficult counsel; and
  • Using experts.




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Good review of pointers and reminders along with techniques. Would love a slide with the case citations for case law on deposition misconduct.

I was interested in his use of military style interrogation techniques and question structure to keep a witness on their feet.

Great and practical tips! Very useful CLE.

As a new lawyer, I enjoyed this presentation to help me better prepare and perform during depositions. I liked the way the tips were presented and found them especially helpful in managing the organization and stress of a deposition!

Great information good practice tips.

I thought it was very well presented for an hour topic on depositions.

Very useful and practical strategies-especially the pocket questions.

Good slides. Good presentation. Material was somewhat redundant if you were a seasoned attorney and it should really be targeted only at new attorneys.

Some very good tips on conducting depositions and, specifically, family law depositions.

The presenter had excellent tips on using basic psychology to elicit more truthful responses out of deponents. Additionally, the presenter dispelled a few myths about deposition tactics that I have frequently learned, specifically regarding timing of depositions and demeanor of the deposing attorney.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
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  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for section members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

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