The experienced litigator knows that the examination before trial of
both the adverse witness and his or her own client can make or break the
case in court. The experienced litigator knows not to depose a
witness merely to learn what that witness has to say, but seize upon
that opportunity to prepare for and use what that witness will say at
trial to his or her advantage.
The ability to properly prepare witnesses, conduct and defend
examinations before trial, and effectively use the transcript, is
essential to your practice. This recorded seminar will provide you with
practical skills and strategies to assist you in becoming an experienced
• The Foundation: Understanding the Rules and the Law
• The Lawyer’s Preparation
• Preparation: the Witness
• A View from the Bench
• Conducting the Deposition: How to Prove Your Case
• Defending the Deposition
• Demonstration of an EBT of an Auto Accident Plaintiff
• Demonstration of an EBT of an Auto Accident Defendant
• After the EBT – What Next
Edward B. Flink, Esq. (Chair)
Flink Smith LLC
Jeffrey K. Anderson, Esq.
Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC
Leah Walker Casey, Esq.
Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.
Christopher A. Guetti, Esq.
Flink Smith LLC
Hon. Michael C. Lynch
New York State Supreme Court
Third Judicial District
Claudia A. Ryan, Esq.
Towne, Ryan & Partners, PC
Eugene Sarfoh, Esq.
O’Connor, O’Connor, Bresee & First, PC
Total MCLE Credits 7.0
Ethics MCLE Credits 0.0
* Each additional person who uses the tapes for MCLE credit must
purchase a copy of the “MCLE coursebook.”
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