CLE Programs

Advanced Deposition Skills - Effective Techniques for Taking and Defending Key Depositions for Trial POSTPONED

*Sponsored by the Civil Litigation Section Council


As civil trials become increasingly rare, the opportunities to develop advocacy skills that a lawyer relies on to decide what depositions to take and how to take them grow more scarce. In this seminar, a panel of experienced trial lawyers and a trial technology consultant will teach you how to take and defend depositions with a purpose, by developing the themes and theories of your case early on, so as to formulate an effective plan for deposing the key witnesses and for preparing your own witnesses for deposition.


Topics include:

  • How to identify the themes and theories of your case early so as to take targeted, cost-effective depositions from the key witnesses;
  • The strategic considerations for taking out-of-state depositions and videotaped depositions;
  • How to use demonstrative aids in preparing for and taking depositions so that the deposition is as compelling as possible;
  • How (and when) to take a great Rule 30(b)(6) deposition; and
  • How to defend the deposition of your client effectively by means of powerful witness preparation.

Paul E. White, Esq., program chair
Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen PC, Boston

Brian J. Carney, Esq.
WIN Interactive, Inc., Rockland

Marianne C. Leblanc, Esq.
Sugarman and Sugarman PC, Boston

Daniel I. Small, Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Litigation Section

Related Practice Areas: General Civil Law
Seminar with On Demand On Demand
Date:Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
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MBA Member$115.00

This event has been POSTPONED.
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