Using an Opponent's Video Deposition at Personal Injury Trials: Conveying the Message Without Boring the Jury
Creating and Playing Short, Meaningful Deposition Clips From the Opposing Party's Video Deposition
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss why, how, and when personal injury attorneys can and should use the video depositions of their opponents to present the other side in meaningful bites that maximize the theme and message counsel wishes to convey. The program will review not only the applicable rules of procedure, rules of evidence, and trial strategies, but also provide guidance from seasoned expert videographers about what attorneys need to know about the medium itself and how to use it effectively. The panel will also discuss special considerations with remote depositions, including recording concerns and playback in trial.
- The Rules applicable to using video depositions
- Rules of evidence
- Rules of civil procedure
- Local rules
- Recovery of deposition expenses as a taxable cost
- Reasons to use the opponent's video deposition testimony
- When and how to play excerpts
- The details that matter when preparing for a video deposition
- Special considerations with remote depositions
- Deposition designations playback in hybrid and remote trials
- Deposition playback for impeachment or absentee witnesses
- Deposition playback vs. remote Zoom testimony
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- If the video has the potential to bore the jury, why should it be used?
- Should opposing counsel be visually present in the deposition?
- Where should defending and opposing counsel be placed relative to the deponent?
- How much stopping and starting of the video is permitted?
- What strategies should counsel follow if the client may not come across well on video?
- What options may be used for deposition playback in trial?
Mr. Brooks has written hundreds of articles, is a popular CLE presenter, and has won numerous professional awards... | Read More
Mr. Brooks has written hundreds of articles, is a popular CLE presenter, and has won numerous professional awards for his work. In addition to supporting remote, in person and hybrid trials, arbitrations, hearings and depositions, he is a Founding Advisory Board Member of The Online Courtroom Project, a collaborative group of professionals who have conducted and published a study on remote jury trials from voir dire to verdict, and have presented the NITA/OCP Summit.Close
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Mr. Katzenstein is a litigator with over 35 years of experience in the defense of personal injury and commercial cases... | Read More
Mr. Katzenstein is a litigator with over 35 years of experience in the defense of personal injury and commercial cases in New Jersey and New York, during which he has tried many cases to verdict. He has also served and tried cases as joint medical counsel in New Jersey and is currently national coordinating counsel for several clients in mass tort litigation.Close
Ms. Morriale has become a well-respected leader in the court reporting industry. Her education began with studies at... | Read More
Ms. Morriale has become a well-respected leader in the court reporting industry. Her education began with studies at Middlesex County College, before finding her passion in the practice of court reporting. Ms. Morriale started her career as stenographer, a technically challenging occupation that requires exceptional talent and training. Due to her proficiency, her career began to truly thrive in the asbestos ligation sector. Not long into her stenography career, Ms. Morriale recognized the care, support, and quality mass tort litigation requires in their reporting and transcription needs.Close