Techniques and Tactics for Depositions
Techniques and Tactics for Depositions



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Course Description

This program was recorded on December 12, 2017

The art of taking and defending depositions is central to a litigation practice. In this course, you will learn techniques from an experienced litigator about how to get the information you need to help prove your case at trial, how to deal with evasive witnesses and difficult opposing counsel. You will learn about how to use depositions at trial and differences between discovery and perpetuation depositions. You will get tips on preparing your own clients and witnesses in being deposed by the adverse party.

Attorney Gideon CaronGideon Caron 
Gideon D. Caron is a shareholder at Caron, Colven, Robison and Shafton in Vancouver, Washington. He has practiced civil litigation, emphasizing plaintiff’s personal injury business and real estate cases since 1989. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of both the Washington and Oregon bars and has been a long-time member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington State Association for Justice. He has also served as a Trustee for the Clark County Bar Association. Gideon has litigated cases in the state and federal courts in both Oregon and Washington.

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  1. Purpose of a deposition and its use at trial
  2. How to prepare for a deposition
  3. How to prepare the client
  4. Techniques of getting the witness to commit to his or her story
  5. How to handle evasive witnesses or difficult opposing counsel
  6. Use of deposition transcripts at trial
  7. Videotaping depositions
  8. Difference between a discovery and perpetuation deposition