Students in the course will learn the purpose of depositions; how depositions fit into an overall plan for case theory and development; the rules governing the conduct of depositions; how to begin a deposition and conduct preliminary questioning; how to elicit information from witnesses using the funnel approach and open-ended questions; how to seek admissions at depositions using leading questions; the role of defense counsel at a deposition; the goals and methods of preparing a client for a deposition; how to deal with a difficult defense counsel; and the ethical issues in representing an employee of a corporate client at a deposition.
This experiential learning course focuses on developing effective deposition skills and the laws that regulate this litigation tool.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement. Registration is binding.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; International Business; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Tax; IP/Copyright and Trademark; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution