Attorney John J. Morrissey served as a faculty member of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Advanced Deposition Techniques Seminar

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

Continuing Legal Education

Advanced Deposition Techniques & Technology

Strategies for experts, A/V depositions, realtime, and other advanced skills

This program gives practitioners at all levels of expertise valuable insight into strategies for preparing and taking an effective deposition using the latest technology. With increasing frequency, expert witnesses are being retained and designated for trial in litigation. Parties are deposing experts in both state and federal cases more often, rather than relying on expert disclosures or reports. Motion practice to exclude or limit expert testimony is more common. And, because editing and playback of audiovisual depositions is more economical and faster with digital technology and wired courtrooms, A/V depositions should be a standard part of your litigation toolbox. The program also focuses on LiveNote for realtime, transcript annotation and text searches across multiple transcripts. In a "View from the Bench" segment, Judge Lauriat addresses the use of technology in the courtroom.

Given the importance of scientific expert testimony in cases from a basic auto tort to a complex business valuation dispute, expert depositions are becoming one of the cornerstones of civil practice. Can you take a comprehensive and useful expert deposition? Are you knowledgeable about strategies and tactics to effectively corner the expert? Do you know how to develop a basis to exclude an expert who should not be testifying at trial? When should you use visual aids and computer recreations with expert testimony, and can you successfully object to, or limit, your opponent's use of such aids?

Agenda and written materials

  • Using Technology Effectively in Depositions
  • Audiovisual Depositions
  • Guidelines for Identifying and Presenting Daubert/Lanigan Issues
  • Preparing Yourself and Your Expert for the Deposition, Strategies to Trap the Opposing Expert
  • Massachusetts Law Update on Excluding Expert Testimony
  • Dealing with and Treatment of E-data, Realtime Transcript/LiveNote Primer
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session


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