Deposition Boot Camp

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, LI 11747

Friday, November 3, 2017 | RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road | Rochester, NY 14467

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
5020 Main Street | Amherst, NY 14226

Friday, November 17, 2017 | Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road | Tarrytown, NY 10591

Friday, December 1, 2017 | New York State Bar Association | Live & Webcast Red
1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue | Syracuse, NY 13210-0801

Friday, December 8, 2017 | New York Society of Security Analysts
1540 Broadway | Suite 1010 | New York, NY 10036 

4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

Program Chair
David Paul Horowitz, Esq. | Geringer, McNamara & Horowitz

In today's litigation environment, maximizing the effectiveness of depositions is critical to successfully prosecuting or defending your case, particularly since deposition testimony is generally the only testimony obtained from parties and critical witnesses.  Learn effective techniques for taking and defending depositions, navigating within the rules governing depositions while utilizing them to full advantage, and neutralizing obnoxious adversaries while reining in difficult witnesses.

Program Co-Sponsors:
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Trial Lawyers Section

Trial Lawyers Section Chair
Noreen DeWire Grimmick, Esq.
| Hodgson Russ LLP

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Friday, December 3*
If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.


9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. - Welcome & Introduction
David Paul Horowitz, Esq.

9:10 a.m. -10:00 a.m. - The Rules: What You Know, Don’t Know, & Need To Know

  • The Bad Old Days
  • CPLR Provisions                               
  • Part 221
  • Seminal Cases
  • Recent Cases
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A

1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. -10:50 a.m. - Lies, Damn Lies, & Errata Sheets

  • CPLR 3116
  • Cillo v. Resjefal Corp.
  • Ashford v. Tannenhauser                               
  • Bottalico v. New York
  • Affidavits Conflicting With Deposition Testimony
  • Feigned/Tailored Testimony
  • Red Zone LLC v Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Proposed Commercial Division Rule
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice10:50 a.m. -11:05 a.m. - Break

11:05 a.m. -11:55 a.m. - You Can Do This

  • Where Are You Going? 
  • What Wrestling Teaches Us About Depositions
  • "It Depends on What the Meaning of 'Is' Is"
  • Getting to "Yes"
  • Follow The Leader? 
  • What To Do When You Don't Know Where You're Going
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

11:55 a.m. -12:45 p.m. - Deposition Shenanigans, Obstreperous Witnesses, & Problem Lawyers

  • "I Am Shocked..."
  • Staying on the Record
  • Remembering You Are On The Record
  • Remembering the Rules
  • Obtaining Rulings - To Call or Not to Call
  • Penalties & Sanctions
  • JHOs & Special Referees
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A  1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills


NYSBA Member: $150
Trial Lawyers Section Member: $120
Non-member: $250

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.