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Advanced Depositions College

Trial Advocacy College

Friday, January 13, 2023

7:15 am - 12:45 pm
Morning Session

Foundational Insights: Using Juror and Legal Proof to Develop a Discovery Plan that Helps Win Your Case

Case Winning Testimony/Admissions: Examples from the Experts that You can do Too

Workshop 1: Discovery Plan and Witness Goals

Fundamental Deposition Techniques: Open Ended Questions, Exhaustion, Restating, and Summarizing, Bracketing

Workshop 2: Fundamental Deposition Techniques: Open Ended Questions, Exhaustion, Restating and Summarizing

Networking Lunch

 

12:45 - 7:00 pm
Afternoon Session

Deposition Techniques: Boxing In, Bracketing

Workshop 3: Workshop on Lay Witnesses: Exhaustion, Boxing-In, Four Wheel Drive, Restating, and Summarizing

Using Cross with Parties/Representatives

Workshop 4: Using Cross in Depositions With Parties/Representatives

Networking Reception

Saturday, January 14, 2023

8:00 am - 1:15 pm
Morning Session

Establishing Standards of Case and Conduct with Defense Witnesses

Using The Mousetrap to Elicit Facts/Rules, Avoiding the “Rules” Objections: Using Rhetorical Questions with the Mousetrap

Workshop 5: Rules, Rhetoricals, And the Mousetrap Establishing Standards of Case and Conduct with Defense Witnesses

Deposing The 30(b)(6) Witness

Workshop 6: 30(b)(6) Depositions: The Notice and Setting the Foundation for Binding Testimony or Adjournment; Notices of Depositions: Content and Strategy

Lunch Break

 

1:15 - 7:30 pm
Afternoon Session

Using Neuroscience, Rhetorical Questions, Clean Language and Metaphor in Depositions

Workshop 7: Clean Language – Exhaustion on Steroids

Using Exhibits/Visuals in Depositions

Networking Reception In French Quarter

Sunday, January 15, 2023

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Morning Session

Dealing with Evasive Witnesses in Depositions – The Mongoose

Workshop 8: Dealing with Evasive Witnesses in Depositions – The Mongoose

Lunch Break (Lunch on Your Own)

 

1:00 - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Session

Dealing With Obstruction in Depositions – The Law and Practice

Deposing Experts

Workshop 9: Deposing Defense Experts/Daubert Exams

Lightning Round (Group Questions)

Workshop 10: Substantive Case Follow-Up

Monday, January 16, 2023

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Session

MLK: Our Role in Creating a More Just Society

Expert Depositions: Problem Solving for Your Cases with Faculty

Deposing The Defense Medical Examiner

Deposing The Trucking Company Safety Director

Deposing The Defense Economist