Planning and Taking Depositions Seminar | The American Association For Justice

Planning and Taking Depositions Seminar

March 28, 2019
Program Information:

First Court of Appeals | Houston, TX

Sponsored by Interventional Pain Management
Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Kherkher

Co-Presented with AAJ’s Minority Caucus, Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association

​About the Seminar:

This seminar will dive into the key components of planning and taking a deposition. Topics include developing a discovery plan, structuring the deposition of a difficult witness and witness deposition preparation. Program attendees may earn up to 3.5 CLE credits towards their state bar renewal.*

Priority will be given to members of AAJ’s Minority Caucus.  

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |


Thursday, March 28

12:00 - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:00 - 4:45pm
• Developing a Discovery Plan
• Techniques of Exhaustion, Boxing-In, and Summation
• Structuring the Deposition of a Difficult Witness
• Dealing with Difficult Attorneys and the Situations They Create
• Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner
• Witness Deposition Preparation
• Later Use of Depositions at Settlement and Trial


Networking Reception
5:00 - 7:00pm
Public Services Wine & Whiskey
1884 Cotton Exchange Building
202 Travis Street, Suite 100
Houston TX 77002

Friday, March 29

Minority Caucus Membership Drive
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Law Offices of Guerra & Farah, PLLC
4101 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77007

Invited Faculty:

Rick Barrera

Buckingham Barrera LawFirm
Midland, TX

N. John Bey

Bey & Associates, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Rachel E. Gusman

Graves McLain PLLC
Tulsa, OK

Richard D. Hailey

Ramey & Hailey
Indianapolis, IN

Javier Herrera, course advisor

The Herrera Law Firm
San Antonio, TX

Derriel C. McCorvey

Law Office of Derriel C. McCorvey, LLC
Lafayette, LA

Anjali Nigam

Nigam Law Firm, PLLC
Houston, TX

Jason B. Penn, course advisor

Berman Sobin Gross Feldman & Darby, LLP
Lutherville, MD

Laura E. G. Tamez

The Herrera Law Firm
San Antonio, TX

Tad Thomas, course advisor

Thomas Law Offices, PLLC
Louisville, KY


We do not have a hotel block for this program. There are several hotels located near the First Court of Appeals. We are encouraging our guests to book a room at these hotels.

Hotel ICON

Hotel ICON
220 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Toll Free: (800) 970-4266
Local: (281) 326-9032

The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
1117 Prairie Street
Houston TX, 77002
Toll Free: (888) 225-9664
Local: (832) 200-8800

Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Trubute Portfolio Hotel
1100 Texas Avenue
Houston TX, 77002
Toll Free: (888) 236-2427
Local: (713) 221-0011

The Lancaster Hotel

The Lancaster Hotel
701 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Toll Free: (800) 231-0336
Local: (713) 228-9500

Program Location:

First Court of Appeals
301 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77002

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for CLE/MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions. In many jurisdictions, final approval is not available prior to the program and contingent upon approval from state bars and/or MCLE boards. Total available credit hours may vary by jurisdiction. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Coordinator at 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Special Assistance:

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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Terms and Conditions:

The American Association for Justice reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, refuse entrance to the event and/or remove any individual from the event whose behavior is disruptive and/or is not consistent with the character and purpose of the event. All American Association for Justice badges are the property of the American Association for Justice and must be returned upon request.

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Event Address:
301 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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