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Director of Nursing Depositions in Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

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This CLE webinar will offer strategies and best practices for director of nursing (DON) depositions in abuse and neglect cases against nursing homes. The program will help attorneys avoid overlooking critical lines of questioning and identify defense strategies used to prevent ineffective testimony.


If a plaintiff's attorney can only depose one witness, it will often be the DON. As the day-to-day manager of nursing operations, the DON is ultimately responsible and accountable for residents' nursing care. DON testimony can establish standards and deviations from those standards on a wide range of topics, such as the standard of care, hiring policies, and compliance with local, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Because they typically report to an administrator or executive director of a nursing home, DONs are close to management. DONs will also have a significant understanding of budgeting, company policies and practices, and essentials such as electronic medical charting software and charting practices.

Plaintiffs want to capitalize on the DON's habit and desire to provide detailed answers and information while defense counsel wants to prevent speculation, guesses, and errors.

Listen as this exceptional panel of attorneys offers best strategies and practices for DON depositions in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.



  1. Planning the deposition
  2. The scope of testimony/knowledge
  3. Documents to review before deposition
  4. Useful exhibits
  5. Questioning techniques


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the appropriate subjects on which to depose the DON?
  • Is the DON an expert or a fact witness?
  • Is DON testimony binding on the entity or could a corporate representative deposition trump DON testimony?


Morris, Parke
Parke Morris

Parke Morris

With over $45 million in settlements and verdicts since 2003, Mr. Morris has handled a number of high-profile...  |  Read More

Schall, Victoria
Victoria A. Schall

Schall At Law

Ms. Schall concentrates her practice on civil litigation claims for nursing home abuse and neglect, medical...  |  Read More

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