De-Stressing The Client: How Client Preparation for Depositions, Mediations, and Trial is Your Most Valuable Skill Set

Event Start:
11/14/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
11/14/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.

Tools to relieve client anxiety during major litigation events

CPCS approved 2.0 credits per session for the Adult Criminal Trial Appeals, Mental Health Appeals, SORB/SDP, MHLD, YAD, CAFL, YAD Appeals, and Adult Criminal Trial panels.

To receive credits attendees must be logged on during the program for a minimum of 80% of the conference time. Certificates will be emailed to all attendees who were logged onto the program for at least 80% of the program time. A separate certificate will be emailed for each day.



Alan S. Fanger, Esq., Principal, Empower Legal, Inc.

As litigators we spend untold amounts of time pondering case strategy, worrying about winning or losing motions, planning out discovery and figuring out the “story” to tell at trial. Amid all of these challenges, we can lose sight of the fact that we are serving people who are likely experiencing angst about the uncertainty that is inherent in the litigation process. Much of that angst arises from the mystery in which depositions, mediations and trials are shrouded. In this program our panel will demonstrate how effective preparation of the client for these major litigation events can dramatically reduce stress and improve client performance. The following topics will be covered:

  1. The “triggers” for stress within clients.
  2. The importance, in deposition preparation, of seeing the case through the lens of opposing counsel.
  3. The benefits of video tutorials and mock depositions.
  4. How to “draw away the curtain” and make the client a working partner in the mediation process
  5. The importance of fully educating the client as to the chronology of a trial and the “ambience” of the courtroom.
  6. Primers on preparing the client for direct and cross examination.




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 80 % of the live webinar is attended. To insure getting the video, please register.

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