Taking high-quality adverse depositions is the most important teachable litigation skill. It requires the conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules, the very set of rules that law schools should have offered to their third-years in a full-semester course, and litigation law firms should have taught their newbies (and their partners) … but never, ever did! Thus, mediocre adverse depositions abound, while high-quality ones are a rarity. Using engaging video clips from high-profile cross-examinations, this program brilliantly – and efficiently – teaches how to take adverse depositions the right way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline.
A panel of experienced attorneys, including an IWCC Arbitrator, discuss the use of Supreme Court Rules 204, 216, 213(f) and 213(g) and other best practices for securing effective testimony from witnesses.