Six Steps to Better Depositions
Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
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.
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.
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
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.