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.
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Focused on complex financial testimony in a divorce case from the varied perspectives of the proponent, opponent, and judge, this course covers: income/cash flow for determining support; marital and non-marital characterization of assets and forensic tracing; effectively using lifestyle analyses in court; and crucial ethical issues in preparing for and going to trial.
Learn by observing judges and experienced litigators as they demonstrate and instruct on best practices for each aspect of trial, including jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments.
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.