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Civil Depositions Practice

Practical skills and tactical considerations

2190122WBC
Friday, 1/18/2019, 9:30 am–4:30 pm
Live Webcast, www.mcle.org, Live Webcast
6 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Civil Depositions Practice is a practical skills program that teaches you key techniques for this crucial part of the litigation process. A panel of experienced litigators focuses on practical skills and tactical considerations that show you how to successfully take and defend a deposition. Hear from federal and state court judges on a wide range of issues that arise during and after depositions. The program provides a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and question and answer sessions, ensuring that you obtain the maximum benefit from the faculty's experience and expertise. If you are nervous about taking your first deposition or need help in taking your next one, you won't want to miss this program!

9:30 - 9:45
Opening Demonstration: How NOT to Start a Deposition
Panel
9:45 – 9:55
Welcome and Introduction
Carter D. Morse, Jr., Esq., FMR LLC, Boston, Chair
9:55 - 10:30
Strategic Considerations & the Role of Depositions in the Overall Discovery Plan
Peter E. Ball, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP, Boston
10:30 – 11:30
Preparing for and Taking the Deposition
Matthew E. Miller, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP, Boston
11:30 – 11:45
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:45 – 12:30
Dealing with Hostile Witnesses & Obstreperous Defense Counsel
T. Peter R. Pound, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston
12:30 – 1:00
Ethical Issues in Deposition Practice & Sanctionable Conduct
Kathy Jo Cook, Esq., KJC Law Firm LLC, Boston
1:00 - 1:45
Lunch (on your own)
1:45 - 2:15
Zealously Representing & Protecting the Deponent
Kathy Jo Cook, Esq., KJC Law Firm LLC, Boston
2:15 – 3:00
How to Prepare a Witness for a Deposition
Michael S. Hines, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Boston
3:00 - 3:30
Using Depositions in Motions & Trial
T. Peter R. Pound, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston
3:30 – 3:45
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:30
Views from the Bench: Practical Issues With Respect to Depositions
Panel
• Instructions Not to Answer
• Resolving Discovery Disputes
• Impact of Federal Rule Changes
• Reading and Signing, Errors/Corrections/Errata Sheets
• Requirements for Video Depositions
• What the Court Needs for Motions and Trials
• Effective Uses of Depositions at Motion and Trial
• Depositions v. Trial Examination
• Discoverability of Discussions at Breaks
• Who May Attend the Deposition
• Multi-Party Case Issues

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Table of Contents

Chair

Faculty

Hon. Robert B. Collings, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Kathy Jo Cook, Esq., KJC Law Firm LLC, Boston
Michael S. Hines, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Boston
T. Peter R. Pound, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston

Speaker(s)

Fees

  • $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
  • $183.75 - New Lawyer
  • $183.75 - Pending Admittee
  • $183.75 - Law Student
  • $183.75 - Paralegal
  • $245.00 - All Others

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Audio CD: Civil Depositions Practice $135.00 $121.50 $101.25
In-Person Program: Civil Depositions Practice $245.00 $245.00 $245.00
Recorded Webcast: Civil Depositions Practice $245.00 $245.00 $245.00

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