Taking and Defending Depositions in State and Federal Court (09/14/22)

Includes a Live Event on 09-14-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

This is a hybrid event with an in-person and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person.

Sharpen your deposition skills by attending this seminar.  Expert attorneys who practice in state and federal court will instruct you on both preparing for and controlling depositions, followed by a live demonstration of common ethical pitfalls with rulings by Hon. Diane J. Larsen. Attorneys with little or no experience in taking depositions, as well as lawyers wanting to improve their skills will benefit from this seminar.  

How to Prepare Yourself and Your Lay Witness 
How to Effectively Take a Deposition in Three Hours or Less 
Alan R. Borlack, Bailey Borlack Nadelhoffer LLC

Understanding the Purposes of a Deposition 
Tips to Achieve Your Goals With Your Client and Opposing Counsel 
Daniel M. Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC  

Overview of Federal and State Court Rules 
Discovery Depositions vs. Evidence Depositions 
Robert S. Minetz, Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC  

Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid 
Interplay of Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct in Contacting and Preparing Witnesses
Rulings By Hon. Diane J. Larsen, (Ret.) Jams, (Moderator) With Comments From Panel 

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Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


Taking and Defending Depositions in State and Federal Court (09/14/2022)
09-14-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09-14-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)   |  180 minutes To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
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Taking and Defending Depositions in State and Federal Court (live webcast, 2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available