Fundamentals of Depositions – Video Replay with Real Time Interactive Q&A
Program: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Real Time Q&A with W. Russell Corker: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The featured speaker, W. Russell Corker, is Principle of the Law Offices of W. Russell Corker, PC in Huntington, NY. Mr. Corker has been a trial lawyer for 39 years. After 3 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, he began his civil career representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice actions, before switching over to represent plaintiffs in medical cases. He lectures on trial practice and has given numerous lectures on all aspects of litigation, as well as publishing numerous articles and chapters in several books on litigation. He was the senior litigation partner in a law firm before opening his own office in 2012.
This program offers 1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills. This program will teach you the fundamentals of taking a deposition. Oral depositions are usually the most powerful discovery weapon available to the litigator. With only a small percentage of cases actually going to trial, the real battleground for most litigation is the deposition room. Effective depositions can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of the litigation. Proper deposition skills are essential for every litigator, regardless of what area of the law you practice; at some time, most lawyers will be required to take a deposition. Creating a good “Discovery Plan” should be part of every case opened in your office. While interrogatories and discovery demands are efficient for identifying documents and individuals, only depositions provide the opportunity for follow-up questions, which usually yield more important information about events.
This program is a video replay of a previous live presentation. At the end of the program, Mr. Corker will be available for a live 30 minute Q&A session. You won’t want to miss this program!
This course has been approved for all attorneys except newly admitted (less than twenty-four months).