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Taking Remote Depositions Interactive Workshop: Fall 2021

Play the role of counsel in mock exercises

  • Product Number: 2220011P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Note: The registration cap for this limited-enrollment workshop has been reached. Please contact MCLE Customer Service at (617) 482-2205 or email to customerservice@mcle.org if you wish to be placed on a waitlist in case of last-minute cancellations.

    LIVE VIA ZOOM

    Registration is limited! Sign up today!

    MCLE's Taking Remote Depositions Interactive Workshop is a unique opportunity for both experienced attorneys and those with little or no experience in handling depositions to learn how to prepare for, take, and defend depositions remotely.

    In this "interactive" program, you play the role of counsel in mock exercises that require you to use advanced Zoom features and your performance is immediately critiqued by faculty in small groups. You have the opportunity to upload and share documents that are marked as deposition exhibits. You also annotate documents with the assistance of stenographers who have experience in reporting remote depositions via Zoom.

    Pre-workshop preparation is required for this fast-paced program and ensures that you maximize the learning experience for yourself and other registrants.

    Special workshop materials and preparation

    You receive workshop materials, including simulation exercises, approximately one week prior to the workshop so that you may prepare. The agenda does not allow for any student preparation on the day of the seminar. Students should plan to spend approximately two hours reviewing the materials and preparing deposition questions in advance. In addition to the workshop materials, attendees receive an excellent resource to use when preparing and conducting depositions. Each registrant receives Effective Deposition Strategies and Techniques (with a 2020 Supplement), a portable reference guide to assist you in preparing an outline, asking questions, responding to objections, and defending a deposition.

    Tips and pointers for key steps

    • Starting a Deposition—Stipulations and Planning for Remote Depositions 
    • Questioning Witnesses Remotely Using Documents 
    • Making Effective Use of Stenographers 
    • Deposing a Witness on Social Media and e-Documents 
    • Marking Documents in Remote Depositions with the Assistance of a Stenographer 
    • Annotating Documents in a Remote Deposition and Marking Chalks 
    • Making Objections and Reacting to Those of Opposing Counsel

    Registration Notes

    This session will be held online via Zoom. Due to MCLE's website infrastructure, there is no specific Zoom option to select. Instead, when you visit mcle.org, choose the in-person program option to, in fact, register for the Zoom session. Prior to the program, registrants will receive an email with login information and instructions for the virtual session. 

    he materials for this program will be shipped to you one week before the program date. Please contact Customer Service to confirm that the address you have listed is the address where you would like the program materials shipped.

    This limited-enrollment program is not included in the MCLE OnlinePass.®

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • 8:30 am - 8:45 am

      Check in via ZOOM Promptly at 8:30 -

      Overview of Zoom Technology and Breakout Sessions
    • 8:45 am - 9:00 am

      Remote Depositions - SJC Orders, Negotiating Stipulations, & Preparing Exhibits

      Panel Comments on Remote Deposition Experiences
      Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office , Stoneham
    • 9:00 am - 9:15 am

      Preparing to Take the Deposition

      Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office , Stoneham
      Lisa McDonald, CSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, McDonald Court Reporting , Stoneham
      Kathryn R. Sweeney, FAPR, RMR, CRR, , Newton
    • 9:15 am - 10:15 am

      BREAKOUT SESSION NO.1 - Deposing a Fact Witness

      (Each student question witness per Grid Assignments & Faculty Critiques students)
    • 10:15 am - 10:30 am

      Authenticating Photographs and Drawing Diagrams

      Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office , Stoneham
      Lisa McDonald, CSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, McDonald Court Reporting , Stoneham
      Kathryn R. Sweeney, FAPR, RMR, CRR, , Newton
    • 10:30 am - 10:45 am

      Refreshment Break

    • 10:45 am - 11:00 am

      Keeper of the Records & 30(b)(6) Depositions

      Panel Comments
      Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office , Stoneham
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

      BREAKOUT SESSION NO. 2

    • STUDENT GROUPS A AND B - Questioning Witnesses Using a Photograph

      (Each student questions witness on photographs per Grid Assignments. Court Reporters mark documents and circulate them. Faculty Critiques Students.)
    • STUDENT GROUPS C AND D - Conducting a 30(b)(6) Deposition

      (Each student questions witness per Grid Assignments. Faculty Critiques Students.)
    • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

      Everyone Returns to the Meeting Room for a 5 Minute Break

    • 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm

      BREAKOUT SESSION NO. 3

    • STUDENT GROUPS C AND D - Questioning Witnesses Using a Photograph

      (Each student questions witnesses on photographs per Grid Assignments. Court Reporters mark documents and circulate them. Faculty Critiques Students.)
    • STUDENT GROUPS A AND B - Conducting a 30(b)(6) Deposition

      (Each student questions witness per Grid Assignments. Faculty Critiques Students.)
    • 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

      Refreshment Break

    • 1:20 pm - 1:45 pm

      AUDIENCE QUESTIONS & FACULTY TIPS & COMMENTS

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty

    Chair

    Christa A. Arcos, Esq., Arcos Law Office, Stoneham

    Faculty

    Harold O. Beede, Esq., Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, Amesbury
    John Brady, Esq., Brady/Donahue, PC, Springfield
    Christopher A. Callanan, Esq., Callanan Law LLP, Boston
    Joseph T. Desmond, Esq., Law Office of Joseph T. Desmond, Hingham
    Karen Guthrie, Esq., Law Office of Karen Thome Guthrie, PC, Andover
    Bryna S. Klevan, Esq., Klevan Law Office, Newton Center
    Helen G. Litsas, Esq., Law Office of Helen G. Litsas, Arlington
    Lisa McDonald, CSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, McDonald Court Reporting, Stoneham
    H. Luke Mitcheson, Esq., Morgan & Morgan, PA, Boston
    Benjamin D. Stevenson, Esq., Stevenson, McKenna & Callanan LLP, Boston
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