TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
• Your opening questions help set the stage to fail or to succeed, and your early moves will define your outcomes.
• Your ease with handling exhibits (especially during the COVID-age of ZOOM depositions), and your strategy regarding when to use them, should not be underestimated.
• Hone your skills at exhausting the witness' recollection, and seal off the exits for that witness.
• Prepare to examine the "forgetful" witness ... and capitalize on their selective amnesia.
• Never let anyone tell you not to have a script - strategically created scripts allow you to plan for any potential response from the deponent, and pursue follow-up questions, without losing sight of your objectives, or missing a beat.
• Use checklists to ensure you not only obtain the evidence you need to build your client's case but also make certain you devastate the opponent's defenses.
• Find an opportunity for a "sound bite" before concluding.
Amy Van Ostrand
Rowe & Hamilton, Indianapolis
CHECKMATE: How To Develop A Winning Opening, Middle Game and Endgame For Any Witness Examination
1 CLE - Friday, March 19; 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.