To claim CLE credit, view by: October 23, 2020
Note that Minnesota-licensed attorneys may earn up to 15 hours of their 45-hour requirement each reporting period by viewing on demand seminars. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.
Originally presented: September 20, 2018 | Course length: 6.0 hours
An all-star faculty provides tips and techniques on how to improve your deposition results. Learn best practices for: Stopping obstructionist actions; Deposing expert witnesses; Creating the language of the case; Obtaining Foundation for e-discovery; Impeaching witnesses; And more!
Planning to Take a Deposition (60 MINUTES)
The Cardinal Rules; Who should be deposed and when; The information you must get from the witness; Guidance for special types of witnesses; Use of exhibits and outlines; Special considerations for third-party witnesses.
– James G. Bullard
Preparing to Defend a Deposition (60 MINUTES)
Importance of understanding your case; Key points to go over with the witness; Use of documents in witness preparation; Dealing with non-party witnesses; Ethical issues.
– Bryant D. Tchida
Was It Something I Said?” Gnarly Ethics Issues in Deposition Practice (60 MINUTES)
1.0 ethics credit applied for
The line between zealous advocacy and ethical misconduct may blur in the sometimes contentious atmosphere of a deposition. During this session, the audience will work through hypotheticals concerning witness preparation, proper lines of questioning, and threats between opposing counsel to try to find a clear perspective.
– Eric T. Cooperstein
Taking and Defending Expert Depositions (50 MINUTES)
What to do in preparation for taking; Techniques for exhausting opinions; How to obtain admissions; When to impeach; Preparation of your own expert.
– Annamarie A. Daley
Taking and Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions (50 MINUTES)
Discovering the corporation’s positions; Sanctioning failure to produce a knowledgeable witness; Obtaining foundation for e-discovery; Defending corporate representatives.
– Dean C. Eyler
Conducting Yourself as a Professional (15 MINUTES)
What it means to be a professional; How everyone benefits from professionalism.
– James G. Bullard
Deposition Techniques that Deliver Results (50 MINUTES)
Getting the testimony you need; Creating the language of the case; Selecting the right type of question for the situation; Pinning down the story.
– John L. Krenn
Questions & Answers (15 MINUTES)
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Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 6.0 credits.
Minnesota CLE also is applying to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.0 civil trial specialist credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.