The strategy embedded in your depositions will determine the outcome of your case.
Join Phillip Miller (author of Advanced Deposition Strategy and Practice) as he teaches his techniques for taking depositions that will change the defendant’s perception of its risk, decrease your dependence on expert testimony, create persuasive visual evidence from within the deposition, and address the 5 most common questions jurors want to know about your case.
Deposition College goals:
While the strategies developed will be case specific, there will be incredible learning and carry over from watching fellow participants.
8:30 – 9:30 am Critical Thinking: FACING the Defenses in a Discovery Plan
9:45 am – 10:45 am Workshop 1: Practice Session Creating a Discovery Plan and Witness Goals – small groups (use your own case)
What is required for a prima facie case, where to look
What are the landmines of the case, the defense model paradigm – it’s the same defenses every time
Using a proof grid
Goals for each witness—three takeaways
How do we make the defenses irrelevant, incorrect, or immaterial
11:00 – 12:00 pm Basic Skills to Discover Everything the Witness knows, protect yourself from changes in testimony, and create soundbites
1:30 – 2:30 pm Workshop 2: Practice Session Basic Skills – small groups (use your own case)
2:45 – 3:45 pm Establishing Standards of Care and Conduct with Defense Witnesses
4:00 – 5:30 pm Workshop 3: Drafting Rules/Rhetorical Questions – small groups (use your own case)