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.
Six Steps to Better Depositions
Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
Lawyers Who Aren’t Sure How Modern English Works
You don’t have to look far to find legalese in legal writing. Just take the standard closings in affidavits and declarations. Here are three variations used in just one jurisdiction. We can do better. Start by reading Bryan Garner. As Mark Hermann notes, the jury needs to know that you sound like a human being: Remember: Deposition […]
How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro
Even if you are just starting to take depositions, you can become a pro by being well-prepared and focused.
Anatomy of a Good Deposition Question
Even if you walk into a deposition with a solid plan, your plan can quickly change question by question. It’s at this micro-level — the way you ask each individual question — where many deposition errors are made.
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.
Guarding Against Emotion With “Reality TV”
Witnessing others' emotional reactions to stressful situations can help attorneys deal with their own instances of overpowering emotions.
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
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.