In this practical webinar, you will learn proven strategies to hone your deposition skills in order to better manage witnesses and their adversaries, while making your client more comfortable. You will gain insight into how seasoned litigators and successful trial lawyers conduct depositions. By integrating law (case law, statute, and Court Rules), practical concerns, and ethical considerations, as well as specific strategies, you will be able to depose a witness, like a seasoned veteran.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Determine how to maximize opportunities often wasted at depositions, while increasing your chances of success in the lawsuit
  • Determine when to ask leading questions
  • Determine how and when to object
  • Determine how to prepare your own witness
  • Formulate a plan for your deposition
  • Determine how to hide your lack of experience from your opponent
Faculty Member
Charles Bonfante

Charles Bonfante has successfully represented accident victims for almost two decades. Before starting his own firm, he was a member of the legal department for GEICO insurance. Now, Mr. Bonfante is focused solely on fighting for the rights of accident victims. He has consistently obtained unusually high jury verdicts for clients, and has been recognized with the prestigious AV Rating of Pre-Eminent by Martindale Hubble and as an Avvo Client’s Choice Award for 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was also an N.Y. Metro Area Super Lawyer in 2017. Mr. Bonfante earned his JD from Hofstra School of Law.

CLE Credits (Law)

NALA--Credit not available
NFPA--Credit not available
AL1.7 General
AK1.75 General
ARNot Available General
AZ1.75 General
CA1.75 General
CO2 General
CT1.75 General
DE1.7 General
FL2 General
GA1.7 General
HI1.75 General
IA1.5 General
ID1.75 General
IL1.75 General
IN1.7 General
KSNot Available General
KY1.75 General
LA1.7 General
ME1.75 General
MN1.75 General
MO2 General
MSNot Available General
MT1.75 General
NC1.5 General
ND1.75 General
NE1.7 General
NH1.75 General
NJ2 General
NM1.7 General
NV1.5 General
NY2 General
OH1.75 General
OK2 General
OR1.5 General
PA1.5 General
RI2 General
SCNot Available General
TN1.66 General
TX1.75 General
UT1.5 General
VANot Available General
VT1.75 General
WA1.75 Law and Legal Procedure
WI2 General
WV2 General
WY1.75 General

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

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