Westin Canal Place
New Orleans, LA
Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College. This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.
Built on the fundamentals of AAJ’s Depositions College, the Advanced Depositions College provides an in-depth, cutting-edge approach to perfecting depositions and witness preparation skills. This program features a low student-to-faculty ratio, comprehensive lectures, useful demonstrations, and five workshops—which will be recorded for you to take home—to prepare you for success in depositions and in the courtroom. During the workshops, you will practice your new skills and receive critical feedback from the experienced faculty.
Learn and practice advanced techniques in recorded workshops:
- Discovery plans and witness goals
- Lay witnesses: Exhaustion, boxing-in, restating and summarizing, nonverbals, mirroring
- Document discovery/"Death star" depositions
- Establishing standards of care and conducts
- Deposing experts
"The workshops were the best. I liked how techniques taught in the workshops were immediately applicable."
--John P. Neblett, Camp Hill, PA, 15 years in practice
"It was terrific to get instruction from the impressive attorney panel that taught this course!"
--Colonel Peter R. Masciola, Washington, DC, 29 years in practice
New Publication! Advanced Depositions Strategy and Practice from Phillip Miller and Paul J. Scoptur
Authors Phillip Miller and Paul Scoptur, faculty and course advisors for AAJ Education’s Advanced Depositions College, bring you comprehensive training on depositions in their new release, Advanced Depositions Strategy and Practice. This publication, brought to you by AAJ and Trial Guides, includes Miller and Scoptur’s proven tactics for how to elicit the information you need to support your case theory and craft a cohesive, convincing trial theme. Learn how to nail down case-critical facts, decide on questioning approaches, use juror attitudes and beliefs to your advantage, maintain control of witness’ testimony, and handle evasive, hostile, uncooperative, opposing, and expert witnesses. AAJ will be providing a complimentary copy of the book to each attendee.
Take your study further with Miller and Scoptur’s new Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice DVD and CD set, including case strategy and planning for depositions, establishing standards and rules, dealing with difficult witnesses, and deposing the defense medical examiner. Benefit from the authors’ thirty-plus years of experience and learn how to apply their strategies and techniques to improve your deposition skills. For more information on the materials available, please click here.
Your registration includes:
- 27 hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of ethics, and NCA credits, which can be applied towards AAJ's professional recognition programs
- Recorded workshops with personalized critiques
- Paul Scoptur and Phillip Miller’s Advanced Depositions Strategy and Practice (AAJ Press/Trial Guides) book
- Comprehensive reference materials provided on a USB drive
- Complimentary daily continental breakfast and coffee
- Networking lunch and reception
- Roundtable discussion breakfast buffet
Who should attend?
This college will benefit plaintiff trial lawyers who are well-grounded in the fundamentals of taking and defending depositions and want to build on their trial skills. It is limited to 45 attendees.
This program is open only to AAJ plaintiff members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President's Club, and Leaders Forum) and Louisiana Association for Justice members. AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may be eligible to attend this program at a discount by attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address.
AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place at a special group rate of $189 per night, plus 13% sales tax and a $2.00 per night fee. The cut-off date for this rate is December 17, 2013. Please contact the Westin New Orleans Canal Place directly at 504-566-7006 for reservations and request the American Association for Justice room rate, or make your reservation online at this link.
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, extension 8612.
Cancellations received in writing by January 3, 2014 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received January 4 - January 16, 2014 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college or seminar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received after January 16, 2014 will not be honored. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or email@example.com.
AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.
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