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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

12:00 PM

Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Registration Info:
Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Featured Speakers:

A. Roy DeCaro, Esq.
Raynes McCarty

Timothy R. Lawn, Esq.
Raynes McCarty

Mark J. LeWinter, Esq.
Raynes McCarty

Noon Today - Deposition Skills Every Courtroom Litigator Needs to Know

CLE - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know

Presented by Raynes McCarty

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial. Whether you are a first-year litigation associate, senior partner or a solo practitioner come learn new skills that will maximize your effectiveness at deposition.

Preparing for and Taking Depositions
-- Preparing for deposition in today's electronic world
-- Obtain key information effectively from the difficult witness
-- Neutralize the "independent" medical exam witness and subsequent treating physician
-- Special considerations for third-party witnesses

Preparing Your Witness and Defending the Deposition
-- Importance of understanding your case
-- Key points to go over with the witness
-- Use of documents in witness preparation
-- Dealing with non-party witnesses and experts and ethical issues

Strategic Do's & Don'ts For Your Case
-- Getting the testimony you need from particular witnesses
-- Creating the case narrative
-- Properly forming the right type of question
-- "Defensive" and "offensive" questioning of witness

Technology for Today's Deposition
-- Use of text map and iPad app to streamline use of exhibits and flow of deposition
-- Use of smart deps
-- Using deposition technology tools in mediation and/or trial

Ethical Issues
-- Dealing with the difficult opposing counsel
-- Proper Objections
-- Instructions Not to Answer
-- Limits of Proper Questioning
-- Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection

Experts in the field provide attendees with effective deposition strategies and techniques every courtroom litigator needs to know!

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