Negotiating First Year Legal Practice: The Art of the Deposition at Solo Practice University
As many of my readers know, I'll be giving a live online full semester Art of the Deposition Course over at Solo Practice University.
I'll tell you more about it when I have a little more time. Right now I want to make an offer to any young lawyer who is available to take the course twice a month on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. PDT who can serve as my "teaching assistant." I've been given one full-scholarship (for all of SPU's courses) to give away free and I'd like to give it to someone who can "attend" the Saturday morning Webinars twice a month and provide me with just a small amount of in-class assistance.
If you'd like to receive the SPU Scholarship and take the "live" interactive twice monthly Art of the Deposition Webinar, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a description of the course from SPU's amazing website:
FIRST CLASS: Saturday, April 11, 2009
CLASS TIMES: Saturday 10:00 a.m. PDT
OFFICE HOURS: Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT
In this course you will learn how to conduct an effective direct examination for the purposes of information gathering and fact and theory testing. You will also learn how to cross-examine your witness and to use documents for the purpose of impeachment. You will learn to authenticate documents, establish the business records exception to the hearsay rule and effectively question witnesses about the documents. You will learn how to deal with obstreperous opposing counsel, to defend your client during a deposition, to make the right objections at the right time and to use your deposition transcripts in pre-trial motions and at trial.