Honing Your Deposition Skills - Basics and Beyond

Honing Your Deposition Skills 2019: Basics & Beyond

Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law (TICL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.   
Thursday, November, 21 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Long Island
Friday, November, 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast 
Monday, November, 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC 

4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-member: $125
Section Member: $250

Learn more about Honing Your Deposition Skills: Basics & Beyond    

Program Description:
New and experienced attorneys involved in virtually all areas of the law will benefit from this extremely practical seminar.  Seasoned practitioners will present an overview of the law governing depositions and will provide practice pointers on many topics relative to deposition practice under both New York and Federal court practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to build and sharpen your deposition skills!

Albany and Long Island: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m
NYC: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Albany and Long Island: 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
NYC: 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Albany and Long Island: 9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
NYC: 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
How to Take a Deposition

  • How to Select and Control a Witness
  • Dealing with Difficult and Evasive Witnesses
  • Selecting Exhibits and Learning How to Discover and Authenticate Documents for Trial
  • What Objections Can Be Raised
  • How to Prevent a Witness From Answering and What to Do When Your Witness Volunteers Information
    1.0 Credit in Skills

Albany and Long Island: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
NYC: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Impact of Discovery & Disclosure

  • How to Manage Unexpectedly Damaging Testimony
  • Using Depositions at Trial to Impeach Witnesses
  • Introducing Testimony of Absentee Witnesses
  • Placing Exhibits Into Evidence
    1.0 Credit in Skills

Albany and Long Island: 10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
NYC: 2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Albany and Long Island: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
NYC: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Video, Telephone and Live Depositions

  • The Differences Involved in Taking and Defending Witnesses
  • Engaging in the Challenge of Using of Exhibits
  • Understanding the Impact of Having a Recording
  • Use of Each at Trial1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

Albany and Long Island: 11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
NYC: 3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Federal Court v. State Court Depositions

  • Selecting and Designating Witness
  • Rule 30(b) Witnesses
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Understanding the Difference in Objections and Tactics1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

    Albany and Long Island: 12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    NYC: 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Program brochure coming soon

    Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
    Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
    Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies

    Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
    Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE
    Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
    Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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