HOW TO TAKE AND DEFEND DEPOSITIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2035112101   |   EVENT CODE:  343505    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:00 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

How to Take and Defend Depositions in the Time of COVID-19

Depositions Have Changed – Update Your Skills and Boost Your Confidence in the New Remote World 


Join a knowledgeable faculty for tips on how to improve your deposition techniques and results.

Learn best practices for:

  • Preparing for, Taking, and Defending Expert Witness Depositions
  • Planning for Virtual Depositions
  • Dealing with Common Ethical Issues
  • Communicating with Your Client
  • Creating a Good Record
  • And More!

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Sybil Dunlop, Course Chair


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Planning to Take a Deposition Remotely: Steps to Ensure Virtual Success
This session will discuss what to consider when conducting depositions virtually versus in-person, and tips for successful remote or socially distanced depositions.
– Kelly G. Laudon


10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
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10:05 – 11:05 a.m.
How to Effectively Defend a Remote Deposition: Advocacy from Afar
COVID-19 is requiring attorneys and their clients to think on their feet like never before. Learn the best ways to communicate with your client during a remote deposition, what to consider when making objections, and how technology can work for you.
– Faris A. Rashid


11:05 – 11:15 a.m.
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11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
"Was It Something I Said?" Gnarly Ethics Issues in Deposition Practice
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 


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Preparing for, Taking, and Defending Expert Witness Depositions – How to Score Points Even When the Witness Knows More Than You Ever Will About the Topic
– Sybil Dunlop & Philip Green


2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
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2:05 – 2:50 p.m.
Computers, Communication, and Corporations: Taking and Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions During a Pandemic

  • Discovering the corporation’s positions
  • Sanctioning failure to produce a knowledgeable witness
  • Obtaining foundation for e-discovery
  • Defending corporate representatives

– Lariss J. Maldonado 


2:50 – 3:00 p.m.
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3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Deposition Techniques that Save Time and Money
Learn how to work effectively with a court reporter, what to do when a witness doesn’t appear for a deposition, creating a good record, what to consider when deciding between an in-person and virtual deposition, and other money and time saving tips.
– Ben D. Kappelman & Tiana Towns

LIVE WEBCAST
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Attend online

REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.75 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 5.75 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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