Deposition Admissions: Maximizing the Number and Force of Admissions in Key Depositions
Creating Streamlined and Simple Narratives in Complex Cases and Sowing Distrust of Opposing Themes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course posits that the primary goals in a deposition of an opponent’s key witness are the same as effective cross-examination at trial—to frame questions that will either elicit admissions or set up effective impeachment. The program will present a five-step approach for achieving these objectives.
- Form should follow function
- Five-part approach to questioning
- Drafting the right questions
- Connecting the dots
- Benefits of avoiding open-ended questions
- Dealing with obstructionist responses
- Preparing for and defending the admission seeking a deposition
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- Why the primary goals of a key deposition should be the same as cross-examination at trial.
- How to maximize the number and force of admissions in a key deposition.
- The downsides and limited benefits of more traditional approaches to taking depositions.
- Other benefits of this admissions-focused approach in obtaining successful outcomes at trial or through settlement.
Mark H. Bloomberg
Mr. Bloomberg is an intellectual property litigator. With more than 35 years of experience, he has represented clients... | Read More
Mr. Bloomberg is an intellectual property litigator. With more than 35 years of experience, he has represented clients in infringement actions, and advised clients concerning patent infringement, validity, remedies and licensing. During this time, Mr. Bloomberg has participated in all aspects of patent litigation, including jury trials, bench trials, claim construction hearings, arbitrations and appeals. He has represented clients in a number of technology areas, including computers, video games, telecommunication systems, electronic trading systems, business methods and medical devices.Close
Anthony L. Cochran
Smith Gambrell & Russell
Mr. Cochran represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters. He has tried jury trials, bench trials,... | Read More
Mr. Cochran represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters. He has tried jury trials, bench trials, administrative and regulatory hearings, and medical peer review hearings. He has appeared on many panels and spoken at seminars on a variety of topics, including the application of the Daubert rule and a host of topics related to white-collar criminal law and investigations.Close
Joseph E. Mais
Mr. Mais is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has served as lead counsel in many trials and... | Read More
Mr. Mais is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has served as lead counsel in many trials and arbitrations as well as numerous other matters that were successfully resolved before trial. These matters include multiple securities, intellectual property and consumer actions, as well as contract, business tort, and real estate litigation.Close