Honing Your Deposition Skills 2019: Basics & Beyond
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!
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
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Member: $125
NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-member: $250
Learn more about Honing Your Deposition Skills: Basics & Beyond
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 &
- How to Manage
Unexpectedly Damaging Testimony
- Using Depositions at
Trial to Impeach Witnesses
- Introducing Testimony of
- Placing Exhibits Into
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
- 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
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
- Selecting and
- 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.
Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | Calverton
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | NYC
Program Chair | Kathleen Anne Barclay, Esq. | O'Connor O'Connor Bresee & First PC | Albany
Benjamin Hill, Esq. | Capezza Hill, LLP
Molly Casey, Esq. | Maguire Cardona, P.C.
Jason Frament, Esq. | LaFave, Wein & Frament, PLLC
Laura Jordan, Esq. | Powers & Santola, LLP
Long Island Faculty
Program Chair | Marvin N. Romero, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP | NYC
Jennifer A. Casey, Esq. | Ahmuty, Demers & McManus
Jeffrey Migdalen, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP
Neil Sambursky, Esq. | Pillinger Miller Tarallo Law Firm
Program Chair | Michael F. Harris, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP | NYC
Robert W. Berbenich, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP
Edward J. Guardaro, Jr., Esq. | Fullerton Beck LLP
Philip George, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP
Gail McNally, Esq. | Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard
Victoria L. Ronemus, Esq. | Fullerton Beck LLP
Christopher M. Yapchanyk, Esq. | Eustace, Prezioso & Yapchanyk
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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