October 12, 2007
Deposition Tactics topic of LMS
Deposition Strategies are featured for the October 16 session of the Litigation Management Series and will feature Marion H. Little, Jr., Elizabeth J. Watters and Judge John F. Bender from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Marion H. Little Jr. of Zeiger Tigges & Little will discuss strategies for taking depositions and Elizabeth J. Watters of Chester Willcox & Saxbe will present strategies for defending depositions. Judge John F. Bender will cue attendees regarding the use of objections and ruling on them when considering depositions.
Regarding depositions, Ms. Watters explains, “As all litigators know (or will soon learn), depositions are among the most useful as well as the most dangerous of the discovery tools. If you are counsel defending the witness, your job begins when you receive the notice or subpoena. How you prepare your witness and your approach in defending the deposition, including what you do and say when you make an objection, should tell your opposing counsel a great deal about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the strengths and weaknesses of the witness at trial, and your skills as a litigator. Like all facets of trial work, preparation is the key to the skillful defense of a deposition.”
Prepare yourself for taking and defending depositions by attending this session. Complimentary sandwiches are served between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 prior to the series. The deposition review runs from 11:30 – 1:00 for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. No food is allowed to be consumed during CLE, and pre-registration is advised so that you can participate in the lunch. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112 for event #3717-6. The cost is $45 prepaid/$55 day of for members, $65 prepaid/$75 day of for non-members and $30 prepaid/$40 day of for paralegals.