Proper Deposition Objections
Whether you are defending (or taking) your first or your hundredth deposition, you must be ready to handle objections. That means knowing which objections are proper and which are not. Once you know, you can keep the deposition proceeding smoothly — and avoid embarrassing yourself.
How to Defend a Deposition: Just Show Up
Protecting your client in a deposition is a matter of showing up. Plain and simple.
Three Things Video Games Taught Me About Practicing Law
Video games aren't just time wasters. They provide valuable lessons for your law practice, and everyday life.
Should You Go Behind the Court Reporter’s Back to Get Transcripts?
A few years ago, Sam provoked the ire of court reporters everywhere by reporting on a 10th Circuit decision that transcripts of public proceedings are not copyrighted. Despite some sensible comments from Aaron, court reporters regularly stop by to call Sam names. What do you think about court reporters’ prices? Read Court Reporter Transcripts Are […]
Guarding Against Emotion With “Reality TV”
Witnessing others' emotional reactions to stressful situations can help attorneys deal with their own instances of overpowering emotions.
Proper Deposition Objections (From the Archives)
Make sure you are ready to handle objections. And make sure you know which objections are proper and which are improper.
Clients Gone Wild: Episode 4
"I'm a doctor of law. I'm not here to teach you. You come to my university, you pay for it."
How to Survive Depositions Gone Wrong
A preview of panelist commentary from an innovative online, movie-style ethics CLE based on the case GMAC v. HTFC.
Clients Gone Wild, Episode 2
"I am the only person in your life that is f*cking up your world, and I enjoy it."
Depositions Gone Wild!
"You Don’t Speak for Anyone Here Except Yourself, F*ckface."
Five Godawful YouTube Video Depositions
Five of the most heinous video depo excerpts on YouTube. We’re omitting one we’ll highlight later, but here are the five we’ve curated so far.
Flatulent Deposition Costs ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder $2m Judgment
How not to give a Deposition: Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis loses a $2m lawsuit by the Wynn Law Vegas casino for gambling debts
Judge Judy’s Lessons for Litigators
Lawyers should be able to get continuing legal education credit for watching daytime court shows like Judge Judy and The People's Court. Seriously.
Deposition Poetry from Bitter Lawyer
In a new column, the Bitter Poet merges a deposition with Charles Bukowski’s Bad Times at the 3rd and Vermont Hotel. It’s definitely unique, and it’s either totally awesome or a travesty of poetry. Check it out and let us know.
LAB Report: Witness Preparation Letter
This letter is a guide to begin preparing a witness to testify at a deposition (or trial, with slight modification).