Don't Let Opposing Counsel Gain the Advantage by Playing Dirty
Convoluted questions, stalling, excessive and vague objections - when opposing counsel fights dirty during a deposition, what should you do? This program rounds up the tricks deposing attorneys and defending counsel play and provides practical tips and techniques to help you foil them. Stay in control - register today!
- Discover all the various ploys deposing attorneys use to throw deponents off balance and obtain unwitting admissions.
- Get tips for dealing with defense attorneys that make excessive objections, mischaracterize testimony, and communicate with the deponent off-record.
- Anticipate when underhanded conduct rises to a level that warrants judicial intervention.
Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Glenn A. Duhl
- Ploys Used by Questioning Attorneys
- Pausing and Other Tricks to Get the Witness Talking
- Trying to Anger or Harass the Witness
- Making the Witness Feel Foolish
- Enticing the Witness to Give the Answers They Want
- Getting the Witness to Let Their Guard Down
- Stalling and Wearing the Deponent Down
- Playing Dumb
- Wordy or Convoluted Questions and Traps
- Rapid-Fire Questions Designed to Obtain Unwitting Admissions
- Defending Counsel Tricks
- Coaching the Witness
- Instructing the Witness Not to Answer
- Excessive, Vague, or Baseless Objections
- Interjections and Interruptions
- Attempting to Offer Testimony on the Deponent's Behalf
- Mischaracterizing Testimony and Confusing the Record
- Flustering and Intimidating Opposing Counsel
- Acting Bored or Impatient
- Communicating With the Deponent Off-Record in Remote Depositions
- When and How to Bring Matters to the Judge's Attention
This program is designed for attorneys.