Practical Strategies for Taking Better Depositions
It's difficult to overstate the importance of lay witness depositions to overall case success. Not only do depositions play a critical role in discovering case information, they lay the foundation for discrediting witnesses at trial. This course will focus on strategy, preparation, questioning lines, and objections. Go beyond doctrine and focus on the practical skills you need to drive favorable case results from your depositions. Register today!
Learn how to effectively prepare and set goals for lay witness depositions.
Identify when to use leading and open-ended questions.
Analyze sample questioning lines for critical events.
Learn how to handle lies, half-truths, and poor memories.
Get tips for raising and handling objections.
Explore best practices for using documents and recordings during deposition.
Goal Setting and Preparation
How to Ease Witnesses and Take Control
Leading vs. Open-Ended Questions
Sample Questioning Lines for Critical Events (Good and Bad)
Handling Lies, Half-Truths, and "Poor Memories"
Raising and Handling Objections
Best Practices for Using Documents and Recordings During Deposition
Justin M Clouser is the senior partner of the law firm of Clouser Hempen Wasick Law Group, Ltd., in Gardnerville, Nevada, where he has a general civil practice focused on litigation with an emphasis on personal injury cases. Mr. Clouser has lectured previously on his areas of expertise. He is a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Nevada, The Florida Bar, and the Tennessee Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Eastern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee.
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