Effective, Real-World Strategies and Questions for Doctor Depositions
Do you know how to effectively elicit helpful concessions or impeachment material when taking doctor depositions? Are you doing your best to prepare and protect your doctor from opposing counsel's traps? Our seasoned faculty will provide you with practical tips and techniques for taking or defending doctor depositions. Brush up your skills and get more out of your next deposition - register today!
Draw out the testimony you need with creative questioning techniques and questions.
Learn how to take - and maintain - control of the witness during examination.
Find out how to maximize the impact of favorable concessions.
Take full advantage of the expert's questionable methodologies and conclusions.
Discover how to effectively prepare your expert and survive depositions relatively unscathed.
Allowed and Effective Questions
Order, Style of Questioning and Questioning Techniques
Addressing Questions of Pain and the Cause of the Injury
Translating Medical and Legal English Into Plain English
Controlling the Direction of the "Conversation"
Exploiting Questionable Methodologies and Conclusions
What to do When a Witness is Being Evasive or Defiant
Making and Responding to Objections
Prepping Your Doctor
When the Opposing Counsel is Bullying Your Witness
Effective Use of Evidence/Documents in Examination
JAMES W. BALMER is a founding partner of Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer, where he has represented thousands of people in all kinds of litigation, including jury trials, workers' compensation trials and hearings, Social Security disability hearings, and appeals in those areas. He has handled wrongful death, car crash, slip-and-fall, worksite injuries, defective product claims, dog attack, liquor liability claims and other kinds of bodily injury matters; as well as insurance coverage disputes, defamation claims, probate and trust disputes. Mr. Balmer is admitted to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, both state and federal, and has tried cases throughout both states. He has argued cases before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis. Mr. Balmer has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer annually beginning in 1998. He has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Balmer has been honored as an advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.
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