The course will be taught by Attorney General office-based, National Institute of Trial Advocacy-trained faculty members. The program focuses on enhancing the skills needed to effectively elicit information and obtain admissions through depositions. Participants will enhance their deposition skills through frequent opportunities to conduct deposition examinations and defend depositions in a simulated deposition setting, followed by faculty commentary and critique. Lectures on several topics relevant to effective depositions will supplement participant performances and faculty critique. The exercises will focus on witness preparation, dealing with preliminary matters, a technique for effectively eliciting complete information from witnesses, using exhibits, dealing with obstreperous opposing counsel, obtaining admissions, and theory testing.
Scholarship assistance will be made available for each registered participant.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012