April 27, 2016; 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Many construction cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase of discovery. Depositions provide an opportunity to not only learn about your opponent’s case, but also to establish the key facts you will need for dispositive motions and/or trial and to evaluate your clients and opponents testimonial demeanor. Please join us for a practicum with a team of nationally-recognized construction attorneys who will discuss the art of advocacy when taking and defending discovery depositions.
Topics will include:
• Preparing your client for deposition.
• Preparing to take the deposition of an adverse witness.
• “The Deposition Dance” – how to avoid using your outline as a crutch so you get what you need from a witness.
• Taking and defending Rule 30(b)(6) depositions.
• The ethical and legal boundaries relating to defending depositions.
• Special considerations for expert depositions.
• Closing the loop – What to do after the deposition has been concluded.
Leadership Circle: John Vento, Trenam Law, Tampa, Florida
Division 1: Rob Ruesch, Verrill Dana, LLP, Portland, Maine
YLD: Tamara Lindsay, Coates Rose, New Orleans, LA
Presented By: Division 1 – Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Young Lawyers Division; and the Forum Leadership Circle.