An Advanced Look at Deposition Practices

Event Start:
04/11/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
04/11/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Webinar Fee: $65

This program in Online Only.

Focusing on Documents, Objections, Instructions Not to Answer, and Use of Depositions at Trial


Hon. Debra A. Squires-Lee, Massachusetts Superior Court 

Thomas R. Jackson, Esq., author of the Practicing Law Institute’s The Depositions Answer Book (2021)

C. Dylan Sanders, Esq., Partner, Sugarman Rogers


Depositions are the main discovery tool for obtaining the facts known by parties and third parties, to assess the objectivity of witnesses, and to challenge the conclusions of experts. Mastering the skills of the deposition process is crucial to litigation success. This program will continue a series on deposition skills by focusing on the use of documents in depositions from both the taking and defending lawyer’s perspective, making and responding to objections, instructions not to answer and proper use of depositions at trial. Among the topics in the program are:

  • The process of using documents and laying proper foundations for the taking lawyer and preparing a witness on a process to deal with any documents shown to them at trial.
  • How to make and respond to objections during a deposition.
  • Making and dealing with objections not to answer questions and other obstructionist activities.
  • The proper manner to use and/or object to the use of depositions at trial.
Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general contact CLE Coordinator,  Michael Saporito by email at Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded and recordings are sent to all who are registered. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended. 
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