Essential Deposition Skills

Depositions are critical to your cases. Use two cases to hone your skills: employment and no-fault. Get just-in-time training whether it’s your first case or your 100th.


WHY YOU NEED IT

Depositions are critical to your cases. Use two cases to hone your skills: employment and no-fault. Get just-in- time training whether it’s your first case or your 100th.

Expand your skills and confidence. Work through the process with either an employment case or no-fault case. Successful litigators show you how to identify witnesses, use proven questioning techniques, resolve tricky situations, and more. Walk away knowing your next deposition will be your best.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TO DO
  • Maximize your results—practice with two different cases
  • Develop your style—16 litigators demonstrate successful techniques
  • Prepare efficiently—save time with checklists and sample forms
  • Immediately apply what you’ve learned—sharpen your skills with practical exercises and expert analysis
LESSONS
  • Deposition Preparation

    Identify witnesses and key testimony, determine the best time/place, and more.

    Plan for the Deposition

    Prepare a Deposition Outline

  • Witness Preparation

    Get the witness comfortable with the process and ethically prepare them to support your case.

    Prepare the Witness for the Deposition Process

    Prepare the Witness to Give Effective Testimony

  • Deposition Techniques

    Ensure a clean deposition record, build rapport, discover unknown information, and expose witness vulnerability.

    Handle Housekeeping Matters

    Ask Background Questions

    Gather Facts with the Funnel Technique

    Elicit Testimony That Supports Your Case

  • Objections

    Effectively use objections to make a clear record.

    Make and Respond to Objections

  • Common Problems

    Spot solutions and stay on track, no matter how challenging the situation may get.

    Deal with the Problem Witness

    Deal with Difficult Opposing Counsel

  • Expert Depositions (No-Fault Only)

    Apply proven techniques for deposing sophisticated witnesses.

    Prepare for an Expert Deposition

    Prepare an Expert Witness for the Deposition

    Take an Expert’s Deposition

CERTIFICATE DETAILS

FORMAT

Entirely Online

LEARN FROM

16 Experts

HOURS TO COMPLETE

18–25

SUBSCRIPTION

One Year

FEE

General: $295
ICLE Partner: $225

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Learn from Experts including:
Maurice G. Jenkins

is a nationally recognized litigator with more than 25 years of experience in labor and employment law. He shows you how to handle housekeeping matters and ask appropriate background questions.

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Sarah Stempky Kime

specializes in automobile accident cases and has had million-dollar trials and settlements. She gives critical insight on making and responding to objections to ensure a clear record.

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Stephen H. Sinas

has litigated cases in numerous trial courts across Michigan and has handled cases at the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court. He talks about how to stay on track when dealing with difficult opposing counsel.

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CERTIFICATE DETAILS

FORMAT

Entirely Online

LEARN FROM

16 Experts

HOURS TO COMPLETE

18–25

SUBSCRIPTION

One Year

FEE

General: $295
ICLE Partner: $225

FAQs

BUY NOW

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ICLE Partner $225


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