Dirty Deposition Tactics

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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

  1. Ploys Used by Questioning Attorneys
    1. Pausing and Other Tricks to Get the Witness Talking
    2. Trying to Anger or Harass the Witness
    3. Making the Witness Feel Foolish
    4. Enticing the Witness to Give the Answers They Want
    5. Getting the Witness to Let Their Guard Down
    6. Stalling and Wearing the Deponent Down
    7. Playing Dumb
    8. Wordy or Convoluted Questions and Traps
    9. Rapid-Fire Questions Designed to Obtain Unwitting Admissions
  2. Defending Counsel Tricks
    1. Coaching the Witness
    2. Instructing the Witness Not to Answer
    3. Excessive, Vague, or Baseless Objections
    4. Interjections and Interruptions
    5. Attempting to Offer Testimony on the Deponent's Behalf
    6. Mischaracterizing Testimony and Confusing the Record
    7. Flustering and Intimidating Opposing Counsel
    8. Acting Bored or Impatient
    9. Communicating With the Deponent Off-Record in Remote Depositions
  3. When and How to Bring Matters to the Judge's Attention

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Trial Practice

Training Course Summary: Dirty Deposition Tactics

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