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.
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.
Identify witnesses and key testimony, determine the best time/place, and more.
Plan for the Deposition
Prepare a Deposition Outline
Get the witness comfortable with the process and ethically prepare them to support your case.
Prepare the Witness for the
Prepare the Witness to Give Effective Testimony
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
Effectively use objections to make a clear record.
Make and Respond to Objections
Spot solutions and stay on track, no matter how challenging the situation may get.
Deal with the Problem Witness
Deal with Difficult Opposing Counsel
Apply proven techniques for deposing sophisticated witnesses.
Prepare for an Expert Deposition
Prepare an Expert Witness for the Deposition
Take an Expert’s Deposition
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.
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.
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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