Course book included with all formats
Everyone knows that something unexpected will crop up during a deposition - and you need to always be ready for what might come your way. Perhaps you're in the habit of anticipating what may come - however, this strategic instruction can give you the skills you need to turn the tables, so you're in the driver's seat. Although proper preparation before taking or defending a deposition is essential, you also need to be able to think on your feet and deliver the unexpected.
Enhance your decision-making skills during a deposition, master the essential planning stages and prepare for a smooth delivery on the day of the deposition itself. Develop a flexible style that will help you handle any situation that comes your way - order today!
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the State Bar of New Mexico/MCLE. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hour of self-study credit, including 1.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
MARK J. KLECAN is a sole practitioner in Albuquerque. He focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, mediation and arbitration of personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance claims. Mr. Klecan attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri; earned his B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico; and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), the State Bar of New Mexico (Trial Practice Section), and the Defense Research Institute; and fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Klecan is admitted to practice in the states of New Mexico and Washington; and before the U.S. District Court for the New District of New Mexico, The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has served as the hearing officer for the disciplinary board. Mr. Klecan has lectured on topics regarding the use of accident reconstruction experts in civil litigation, trial tactics for personal injury litigation, arbitration of uninsured motorist claims, and professionalism and ethical considerations for insurance defense lawyers.
BRIAN L. SHOEMAKER has been a practicing attorney for more than 28 years with a strong, concomitant emphasis on litigation and various models of dispute resolution. He has been selected as a “Best Attorneys” by the US News & World Report from 2012-present. He has emphasized his practice in the areas of divorce and family law over the past 14 years. Mr. Shoemaker has been trained in a variety of advocacy schools and has conducted in excess of 80 trials in federal courts and in courts throughout New Mexico, including numerous jury trials. Attorney Shoemaker completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy course in 1998. He frequently lectures, presents and trains other professionals locally and nationally. Mr. Shoemaker earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree from Willamette College of Law, from where he also obtained a certificate in Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico since 1991. He was a former active duty (1991-1995) and then reserve (1996-2005) JAG lawyer in the U.S. Army. In additional to litigated cases, Mr. Shoemaker has conducted a significant portion of his divorce case load as a mediator and as a collaborative practitioner. Local courts and litigants frequently appoint Mr. Shoemaker as a settlement facilitator and as a guardian ad Litem. He served as the chair for the NM Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2013-2015) and served as president for the NM Collaborative Practice Group (2007-2009).
JOHN S. STIFF is the managing partner of Stiff, Keith & Garcia, LLC, where his main areas of practice are insurance, products liability, labor and employment, and litigation. He earned his B.A. degree from Colorado College and his J.D. degree from Tulane University. Mr. Stiff is a member of the Albuquerque and the American bar associations, the State Bar of New Mexico, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Defense Research Institute, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.