The Litigation Manual: Depositions

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American Bar Association, 2006 - Law - 372 pages
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Packed with insights from top litigators, The Litigation Manual has been valued as much for its refreshing style as its practical, how-to approach. This new addition to The Litigation Manual library focuses on depositions. It includes 24 articles from the American Bar Association's Litigation journal that examine the broad range of issues involved in conducting effective depositions. The book covers: preparing for depositions; taking depositions; effective strategies; and special cases. Whether you are a novice or experienced litigator, this manual is filled with innovative ideas and step-by-step advice you will put to use immediately in your practice.
 

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Contents

Documents and Depositions The Basics
3
Reconstructing Reality Preparing the Deponent to Testify
19
Preparing a Witness for Deposition
35
Talking Green Showing Red Why Most Deposition Preparation Fails and What to Do About It
51
130 Rules for Every Deponent
65
At the Table
73
Taking Depositions
75
Medium v Tedium Video Depositions Come of Age
95
Deposition Traps and Tactics
197
Preparing for Rule 612
213
Using and Utilizing Depositions
231
Deposition Essentials New Basics for Old Masters
249
Effective Use of Depositions at Trial
265
Showing Your Hand A CounterIntuitive Strategy for Deposition Defense
277
Special Cases
285
Preparing a Witness to Testify in a Commercial Case
287

Conducting the Oral Deposition
107
The FourHour Deposition
121
Multilevel Depositions
131
Depositions Under the New Federal Rules
147
Taking Depositions That Stick
159
Taking Chances at Depositions
179
Strategies
195
Strategies in Expert Depositions
305
Playing Hardball in Expert Witness Depositions
319
Your Clients Employee Is Being Deposed Are You Ethically Prepared?
333
Deposing Corporations and Other Fictive Persons Some Thoughts on Rule 30b6
351
About the Editors and Contributors
371
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