Civil Lawsuit Basics: Depositions: Asking Questions In Person Before Trial

Thursday, May 28, 2020:  12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Oral depositions are a powerful tool used to collect valuable information from either parties or witnesses in a civil lawsuit. Depositions obtain testimony under oath outside of court in order to establish facts, gauge witness credibility, and help resolve the lawsuit. This class will focus on California state court rules and procedures for noticing a deposition, taking and preserving testimony, and helpful strategies for incorporating the information obtained into use at trial or settlement.

Class covers:

  • Requirements and service of notice; travel limits
  • Using a deposition subpoena to obtain discovery from a non-party
  • Responding to a notice of deposition
  • Conducting a deposition; objections; compelling attendance
  • Use of deposition testimony

Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

Presented by Ryan Metheny:
Ryan Metheny is the Managing Librarian, Legal Education at LA Law Library. After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Ryan practiced First Amendment law at a public interest firm in Berkeley. He then transitioned to librarianship to focus on his passions of research and education, and earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. When not on the reference desk, Ryan coordinates the educational programming at the law library, the law student internship program, and the Members Program. He also teaches legal research at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Registration fee: FREE
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LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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