Honorable Harold Baer, Jr.
District Court Judge
Southern District of New York
Robert C. Meade, Jr., Esq.
Director, Commercial Division
New York State Supreme Court
•Understand and implement all the rules and regulations governing depositions in New York State and federal cases
•Access many forms related to depositions and pre-trial practice in both New York State and federal practice
•Learn to make depositions more effective and proceed more smoothly
“This book will save any litigator time, money, and above all: stress. A smart, sensible, authoritative explanation of how to get to a deposition, what to take away, and how to use the evidence you've collected through motion practice and trial. . . . Do not attend another deposition or dispatch another associate without reading it.”
Raymond J. Dowd, Esq.
Dowd & Marotta LLC
New York City
“This book is an invaluable resource for any attorney starting out on his or her own, or the seasoned practitioner, who will find it an enormously useful tool as a quick refresher or guide through the State and federal discovery processes.”
Lauren J. Wachtler, Esq.
Montclare & Wachtler
New York City
The second edition substantially revises the first edition. In addition to updating case law, statutory material and the rules, this edition includes an expanded legal section (Part One), a new section (Part Two) on ethics, including coverage of the new rules of professional conduct and an expanded practical advice section (Part Three).
The authors, a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York and the chief attorney clerk and director for the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, New York County, incorporate their wealth of knowledge and experience into valuable practical guidance for conducting depositions.
This publication details deposition rules and procedures and highlights the differences between federal and state practice in New York. Topics include pre-trial discovery schedules, rules regarding number and recording method of depositions, appropriate and inappropriate conduct at depositions, objections, motions for protective orders, orders to compel and sanctions and others.
Table of Contents and Author Bios