Fundamentals of Taking Expert Depositions
Date & Time: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
CLE Credit: Yes
Note: Register for this course and the August 14 morning course “Selecting and Working With Expert Witnesses” to receive a $29 discount. Check box on registration form to receive discount.
3.0 Credit Hours
Litigation success often depends on taking an effective deposition of the opposing party's expert. This introductory class will offer practical techniques and tips to help you conduct a successful expert witness deposition. Our faculty expert will provide practical guidance on what you need to know, from the preliminary planning stages to the conclusion of the expert deposition. You will receive strategies for reviewing the expert's substantive opinions and for identifying vulnerabilities in the expert's methodology, deficiencies in qualifications, and bias or interest that would affect the expert's objectivity. You also will receive advice on time management-a critical factor in successful expert depositions.
In addition, you will learn techniques for handling experts who are nonresponsive or obstructionist, and tips for dealing with inappropriate objections or interference by opposing counsel. For attorneys who are beginning their litigation practice, this course will help you develop your skills on taking an expert deposition. This class also is useful to more experienced practitioners who have limited experience with expert depositions. Attendees may also be interested in attending the course on Selecting and Working With Expert Witnesses on August 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
- Joseph Piorkowski, The Piorkowski Law Firm PC
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