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Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2017

Released on: Mar. 24, 2017
Running Time: 06:13:16

This interactive program provides junior through mid-level attorneys with an overview of the applicable Federal and New York State Rules of Civil Procedure, and continues with strategic practice tips to use when taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses and defending the depositions.   We also guide a discussion of important ethical issues that may arise during depositions. Panelists will discuss the increasing importance of depositions in motion practice, at trial, and when evaluating the merits of a case for settlement.  Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process and give you tips to develop the fundamental skills you need for taking and defending depositions.  Using state of the art technology, both our live and webcast audiences will engage with the panelists to focus on the issues and questions on which you are most interested.  

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to learn the most proven and effective ways to prepare for, take and defend depositions.  Gain a better understanding of the tactical and strategic considerations behind the deposition techniques employed in high-stakes litigation so that you can confidently prepare for and take your next deposition. 

You will learn:

  • Deposition strategy and purpose:  deciding where each deposition fits into your overall discovery plan and litigation strategy
  • How to prepare for a deposition, including preparing an outline and selecting exhibits
  • Nuts and bolts of taking a deposition, including stipulations, objections, and use of exhibits
  • How to deal with difficult adversaries and witnesses
  • How to defend the deposition: making objections, instructing the witness, and going off the record

Credit Offered;

CLE and CPD


Junior to mid-level attorneys who want to gain fresh ideas and the skills to prepare, execute, and use depositions in the most effective manner for your clients and your cases will benefit from this program.


Lecture Topics [Total time 06:13:16]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:09:39]
    Gerald A. Stein
  • Overview and Application of Deposition Rules [00:59:40]
    Partha P. Chattoraj
  • Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics [01:00:52]
    David A. Piedra, Denise L. Plunkett
  • Preparing the Witness and Defending the Deposition [00:59:21]
    James S. Goddard, Barbara J. Hart
  • Demonstration and Analysis of Deposition Techniques [01:32:04]
    Rishi Bhandari, Charles Michael
  • Ethical Dilemmas Arising With Depositions [01:31:40]
    David G. Keyko, Blythe E. Lovinger, Francis J. Menton, Jr.

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Overview of the Rules Governing Depositions in Practice (Substantive Outline) (2016)
    Partha P. Chattoraj
  • Deposition Practice Tips and Logistics (Substantive Outline) (January 2017)
    Randi W. Singer, David A. Piedra, Denise L. Plunkett
  • Defending Witness Depositions; Lessons from Class Actions and Beyond (Substantive Outline (December 28, 2016)
    Barbara J. Hart, Jennifer Risener
  • Demonstration and Analysis of Deposition Techniques (Substantive Outline) (December 2016)
    Rishi Bhandari, Charles Michael
  • Transcript of Deposition, Data Trace Information Services LLC v. Recorder of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, In the Supreme Court of Ohio, Original Action in Mandamus, Case No. 2010-2029 (December 30, 2010)
    Gerald A. Stein
  • Deposition Ethics Issues (Substantive Outline) (December 2016)
    David G. Keyko
  • Deposition Ethics Issues (Substantive Outline)
    Blythe E. Lovinger

Presentation Material


  • Deposition Practice Tips and Logistics
    David A. Piedra, Denise L. Plunkett
Chairperson(s)
Gerald A. Stein ~ Senior Attorney, Northeast Region, Federal Trade Commission
Speaker(s)
Rishi Bhandari ~ Mandel Bhandari LLP
Partha P. Chattoraj ~ Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP
James S. Goddard ~ Director / Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Citi
Barbara J. Hart ~ Lowey Dannenberg, PC
David G. Keyko ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Francis J. Menton, Jr. ~ Law Office of Francis Menton
Charles Michael ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
David A. Piedra ~ Morrison Cohen LLP
Denise L. Plunkett ~ Ballard Spahr LLP
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