MCLE: Master the Art of the Deposition

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

As more civil cases settle before trial, the importance of the deposition as the primary record of the facts in a legal dispute has grown ever greater. Deposition testimony can persuade a judge to grant or deny a dispositive motion, can help lead to a favorable settlement, and can be used at trial – should the case get that far – to discredit and control opposing witness testimony. In this class, learn the art of the deposition from a seasoned practitioner.

Class covers:

  • How to prepare for a deposition
  • How to deal with unruly witnesses, and unruly counsel
  • Right and wrong ways of asking questions
  • Defending a deposition: preparing witnesses, making quality objections, and more
  • Using deposition testimony at trial: impeachment, controlling testimony, and more

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

Presented by Kenneth Klein:
Kenneth Klein is a litigation and trial attorney with nearly four decades of experience who has served as lead counsel in numerous trials in state and federal court. He first practiced as an assistant district attorney in New York City trying homicide cases. He spent the last 30 years practicing in Los Angeles, trying complex litigation matters representing large corporations, with the firms of Riordan & McKinzie (where he chaired its litigation department), Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), and Jenner & Block LLP. He is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and has published numerous articles discussing trial and deposition techniques for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and elsewhere.

Registration fee: $30
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot.
Reduced-rate parking options available during registration.
Brown bag event, eat your lunch in the classroom! Water and snack provided.

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